1976: The 57th Convention – From Sea to Shining Sea

Approximately 450 delegates attended the 57th Gamma Phi Beta Convention held June 20-24, 1976, at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. “From Sea to Shining Sea” was the theme. The following year the National Panhellenic Conference recognized its 75th anniversary when it convened at Tulsa, Oklahoma. The primary areas of concern during the meetings were alcohol abuse and hazing, two subjects that would continue to plague members of the National Interfraternity Council and the National Panhellenic Conference for years to come, despite their strict prohibition of both.

 

Sisters editing the Convention newsletter, titled The Crescent Moon.

Sisters editing the Convention newsletter, titled The Crescent Moon.

 

Pictured above: The local committee prepares for Convention 1976.