For the sisters at the Delta Psi chapter, sisterhood is the foundation to all our core values. All the things we achieve, including academics, philanthropy, and leadership, are all gained with a little help from our sisters. We pride ourselves in having the honor to help each other grow to be the best we can be. Whether we are at a philanthropy event for a different organization, a date function, or simply at a movie night, we make sure that we take the time to appreciate these golden moments with our sisters. After all, Robin Benway did say that there is one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
Of the innumerable benefits of joining a sorority, sisterhood events are the ones you can’t begin to replicate in other organizations. Whether we are in our chapter room, affectionately called “the chappy,” during the Bachelorette and cringing together when Ari changed his mind, or hiking to inspiration point at sunset, we make sisterhood time a priority. Between fun study hours during dead week, and Galentine's day cookie decorating, we always make time for our sisters. It isn’t difficult either because our sisters are the first ones we turn to for a late night freebs run or (for some of us) a 7 am actual run.
Gamma Phi Beta is nationally dedicated to providing experiences and resources that build spiritual, mental and social resiliency in girls. Our philanthropic focus is Building Strong Girls. Every year we host a pancake breakfast, and all the proceeds made from this event directly benefit Girls on the Run. This year we are very excited to be hosting our first ever Moonball, which will be a greek-wide kickball tournament that will also benefit our national organization.
Our chapter is also heavily involved in the local community and we work closely with Isla Vista Elementary planning holiday and cultural carnivals. Along with volunteering and serving our community our members love supporting other chapters philanthropic efforts by participating in all the fun philanthropies other organizations in our community host each quarter!
We are passionate about Building Strong Girls because we know today’s girls face more challenges than ever, making the need for a safe place with supportive mentors even greater. Gamma Phi Beta is giving girls the confidence to dream big and we are inspiring the female leaders of tomorrow.
Learn more about our philanthropy Building Strong Girls here: https://www.gammaphibeta.org/philanthropy
Socials and Date Parties
Socials are themed gatherings with another fraternity or sports team where everyone dresses in costume. This is a fun way to meet other members of the UCSB community and bond in a fun way. Our favorite socials have been Paint Wars, Ragecoach, and more!
During fall quarter, we have Initiation Ball. This Ball is one that honors the initiation of new members, and it is held at a chic hotel. Winter quarter we went to Six Flags Magic Mountain and brought our dates on the roller coasters. This past year, our date party was court side at a Los Angeles Lakers game and we had the opportunity to take photos on the court with players. Spring quarter brings the best date night: Crescent Ball. Named after our organization’s symbol, Crescent Ball is the most extravagant and celebrates the accomplishments and memories of our graduating seniors. Past Crescent Balls were held at the Riviera Mansion and the Doubletree Resort Fess Parker in downtown Santa Barbara.
Contact Our Alumnae Chapter!
For more information contact the Pat Finley Fallin-(President of Santa Barbara Alumnae Chapter)