1974: A Century of Sisterhood

In 1974, Gamma Phi Betas gathered at various times to mark a century of sisterhood.

Plans for the Centennial celebration were begun as early as 1964 when the production of a centennial film was authorized to depict the Sorority’s history. Funds for the production were raised through the sale of a Centennial charm and seals bearing the same design.

Alpha Chapter (Syracuse) observed a very special Founders Week with the entire Grand Council in attendance. The Founders Day Banquet held on November 11, 1973, marked the opening of the yearlong Centennial celebration with all chapters, collegiate and alumnae, having some distinctive observance. More than 13,000 members attended these festivities.

Pictured above: 100-year charm, created in 1974.