Gamma Phi Beta
Eta Theta Chapter - Est. 2012

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A Letter from Our President

Hi! I’m Taylor! Welcome to the official website of Gamma Phi Beta, Eta Theta Chapter, at the University of Connecticut! I am immensely proud to lead this group of 150 welcoming, inspiring, and determined women. 

 

Our chapter creates the most incredible support system, consistently motivating each other to excel academically, socially, and philanthropically. Our vision is to build confident women of character through our four core values of Love, Labor, Learning, and Loyalty. Each of these values allows us to share a special bond that is unique to our sisterhood. 

 

I joined Gamma Phi Beta my freshman year at UConn. Back then, I was a fraction of who I am today. I was terrified of the big campus, shy, reserved, and I lacked confidence in myself that now, I can’t imagine how I ever lived without. I have no one to thank other than my sisters in Gamma Phi for my growth. Every single woman I have met in my time here is incredibly driven and empowering. This organization has encouraged me to reach my full potential through leadership positions and opportunities to participate in philanthropy.

 

Outside of our individual chapter, Gamma Phi is one of the largest Panhellenic sororities with over 200,000 international members. Being a Gamma Phi extends far beyond Storrs, CT and allows our chapter members to create lifelong connections and friendships. During their undergraduate career at UConn, sisters are comforted by the genuine love and support offered by our chapter, which truly never goes away even after graduation. 

 

Having a home at UConn is so special to our chapter, and the memories made at the pink door of our house in Husky Village are everlasting. From sister dates or “Moonies” spent picnicking on Horsebarn Hill to late-night study sessions in the Homer Babbidge Library, there is always someone to spend your days with. Some of my favorite sisterhood events are the simple ones, like self-care Sundays in the Ville house, or painting signs for our littles and our Phams. Time spent together is what makes our genuine connections that much stronger.

 

I have been lucky enough to grow up with incredible women role models in my life, specifically my mom. When I was going through recruitment three years ago I looked for women who embodied her passion and commitment to lifting others up. I found this here, in Gamma Phi. Our philanthropy, Building Strong Girls, allows sisters to be supportive mentors for girls in our community, actively being a safe space for them to grow, and develop skills for the future. Just like how my mom is my strong role model, Gamma Phi’s have the chance to be a role model in someone else’s life, through our philanthropic mission. Helping these young women develop their potential is just one of the many reasons why I adore our philanthropy.

 

I am eternally grateful for the true and constant support from the sisters in our chapter and I am proud of the woman I am becoming.
 

We hope you take some time to browse our website and experience what it is like to be a Gamma Phi Beta.

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with what our sisters are up to and feel free to send me an email if you have any questions! president.gammaphi.etatheta@gmail.com

In IIKE,

Taylor Gourdier

Gamma Phi Beta, Eta Theta Chapter President

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