The GAMMA BETA PHI Society is an honor and service organization for students in colleges and universities in to United States. It is non-secret, non-profit, and co-educational; and membership therein does not exclude a student from membership in any other organization. Gamma is the initial letter of the Greek word meaning education; Beta is the initial letter of the word meaning life; Phi i…s the initial letter of the word for friendship. Thus the three letters designating the name of the organization signify that education and friendship constitute the basis of a full and happy life.
The Gamma Beta Phi Society was chartered on March 22, 1964, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Created by a group of Southern college educators, it grew out of the high school Beta Club, and Dr. John H. Harris, founder of that organization, served as the Society’s Executive Secretary for its first decade.
Today Gamma Beta Phi has chapters all across the United States. It regularly inducts thousands of academically excellent students who share its mission of promoting education and providing community service to their colleges and communities. The Society has made a major impact all across America. In recent years, The Gamma Beta Phi Society has collected thousands of books for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, six thousand pairs of shoes for citizens of Iraq, collected thousands of hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation, thousands of letters to the service men and woman onboard the USS Kitty Hawk, and bought an Ark for Heifer International. The Society’s list of accomplishments is long and impressive; we would love to have you help us in our endeavors.