THE STORY OF US...
FOUNDED ON A ROCK
On November 11, 1874, four women at Syracuse University came together to form a society they named Gamma Phi Beta. Helen M. Dodge, Frances E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis, and Mary A. Bingham were courageous risk takers who sought to create a society for women in a man’s world. Though at the time women’s societies were given the same name as their male counterparts (fraternities), Dr. Frank Smalley coined the word “sorority” especially for Gamma Phi Beta.
The Delta Psi chapter was established at UCSB on November 19, 1983.
Whether through sisterhoods, philanthropy events, Monday night meetings and dinners, or even community service opportunities, there are so many ways our sisters get involved within GPHI and the greater Santa Barbara community.
Sisterhoods are held every quarter to encourage spending time with our fellow members. Our sisterhood chair plans so many fun events that we all look forward to! Some of our favorite sisterhoods include visiting the pumpkin patch, movie night, charcuterie and sunsets, bowling, canvas and rock painting, and bouquet making!
Our chapter is committed to making our community a better place. Our sisters get together to participate in service opportunities like beach cleanups near campus, volunteering at Santa Barbara PATH, EPC "Edible Campus Program" gardening project, and park cleanups. As Gphis, we prioritize our commitment to community service.
Our chapter participates in a number of events that build relationships with each other and the community. These events range from chapter retreats, to date parties, to participating in another Greek organizations philanthropy event. We have such an amazing community within UCSB.
As women of the Delta Psi chapter we aim to be informed members of the larger academic community. Here at Gphi, we provide our members with academic support and our resources include proctored hours at the house and peer tutoring programs. We support all of our sisters in their studies and academics are made a priority in our chapter.