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Gamma Phi Beta


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Gamma Phi Beta


A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT    

     On behalf of the women of Gamma Phi Beta at UNL, welcome to our website! I hope this website helps you meet the women of Pi Chapter and learn more about what makes our sisterhood so unique.

     The mission of Gamma Phi Beta is to “inspire the highest type of womanhood.” This is evident in the genuine, passionate, and dynamic women that make up our chapter. You will find us in the Lincoln community volunteering at hospitals, serving as Girls on the Run coaches, and interning at local businesses. On campus, you will find Gamma Phi's involved in organizations like ASUN Student Government, Dance Marathon, The Big Event, and mentoring youth in Nebraska Human Resources Institute and TeamMates. In our home, you will find us watching a movie in the tube room, keeping each other up late to study for a test, or having a dance party - just because. Most importantly, there are sisters to console you through every challenge and celebrate every success you will encounter during college.

     Where has my sisterhood taken me the last three years? My sisters and I have traveled to Chicago to cheer on the Huskers at Northwestern University and to Europe to study abroad. Together we have ran the Lincoln Half Marathon and been to the depths of the library during finals week. It has taken me to a conference in Dallas, Texas to meet other Gamma Phi Beta’s from around the country. This sisterhood has taken me from the small town I grew up in and formed me into the friend, leader, and confident woman I have always aspired to be.

    This is just my story. I can’t wait for you to meet my 150 sisters who continually inspire me to be the best version of myself. I invite you to look around our website and see why Gamma Phi Beta is home to my sisters and me! 

Maggie Schneider

2015 Pi Chapter President

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Sisterhood


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Sisterhood


ALL THE REASONS WHY WE LOVE GAMMA PHI

"I love Gamma Phi because we are all weird and funny, but at the end of the day there is nothing I wouldn't do for my GPHI sisters!"

"Gamma Phi has given me unlimited snuggles, dance parties, popcorn, and friendships that I can not live without."

"Joining Gamma Phi Beta has been the best decision I have made. I have met some of the most genuine, loving, and smartest girls I know.  They have taught me that it is always okay to be myself and that if you surround yourself with the people you want to be like, you will become like them."

"Gamma Phi Beta has taught me that it’s never too late to be exactly who you want to be. I am so lucky to be able to call this place home."

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Recruitment


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Recruitment


 A LETTER FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT

   On behalf of all the women at Gamma Phi Beta, I would like to congratulate you on your many accomplishments that have led you to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and your interest in sorority recruitment.  I remember when my senior year of high school was coming to a close and the feelings of excitement, relief, and nervousness that came with it.  Beginning college can be overwhelming for a lot of people; I know it was for me.  Even though I am from close by, many of my close friends went out of state for college which made connecting with others one of my top priorities as a freshman.  Coming from a family full of Greek women, the only advice they could give me was to go through recruitment. 

     Recruitment turned out to be nothing like I expected.  It was a week full of meeting girls on my dorm floor, listening to houses sing fun songs, and eating a lot of cake pops.  Although it was easy to watch all of the fun parts, I made a point to watch the women at each house.  I watched their interactions with one another, their body language, and what their eyes were saying rather than their mouths.  At Gamma Phi Beta, I saw something different.  I sat in the living room with a girl named Natalie who just talked to me like an old friend, not someone I met ten minutes ago.  I was relieved when she told me that she was certain I would end up exactly where I was supposed to and that she had faith in my decision.  Later at that party, I watched each girl from the stairs and saw everything I was hoping to; genuine interactions, natural body language, and humble eyes.  These girls reminded me of my fun friends who moved away, the wise soul of my mom, and of gracious sisters I always dreamed of having in my life.

     Since that day, my life has changed tremendously thanks to Gamma Phi Beta.  To say that this house has been a blessing to me is a vast understatement.  These women have developed me as a leader, challenged my ways of thinking, celebrated my accomplishments, faced my failures with me, and have pushed me to be the best version of myself. 

     As I think about all of you who are about to enter this huge life change, I am elated to know that you are about to be blessed with women who will help you adjust, grow, and succeed in your next four years.  I could not be more thankful to have ended up where I did and my hope is that each of you can find the type of friends I did three years ago.  I cannot wait to meet you this fall and celebrate with you, as a member of the Greek community, for your next four years.

Ashton Parmley

2015 Membership Vice President


Letters of Recommendation

Allie Davison

6301 Boulder Ridge Court

Lincoln, NE 68526

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New Members


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New Members


OUR NEW MEMBER PROGRAM

Gamma Phi's go through an 8 week new member program that allows us to become acquainted with the sisterhood and the history of our sorority, these meetings take place weekly at the chapter house. Pi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is proud to have such an awesome 2015 pledge class. We have been so thrilled to see each of them thriving in our sisterhood.

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Philanthropy


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Philanthropy


GIRLS ON THE RUN

GAMMA PHI BETA IS BUILDING STRONG GIRLS

      Not only do the women in our sorority build each other up to become the best versions of ourselves, but we are also committed to building strong girls in our community. All philanthropic money that we raise during the year goes to the organization Girls On The Run. Girls On The Run teaches confidence, happiness, leadership, and other life skills while creatively incorporating running to third, fourth, and fifth graders. At the end of each season, teams celebrate with a huge 5K in Lincoln. We are proud to not only donate money to this organization, but we are also actively involved as coaches and 5K volunteers.


FRENCH TOAST FEED

SPRING PHILANTHROPY

       Our annual fundraiser is our infamous French Toast Feed. We spend one night in the spring making unbelievable amounts of French toast to serve our many visitors from all over Lincoln.  All of our proceeds go towards Girls On The Run.  This year it will be held on March 31, 2016.  We don’t mean to brag, we don’t mean to boast, but at Gamma Phi Beta, we love our French Toast!

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Leaders


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Leaders


MEREDITH HOVIS, PRESIDENT

Contact her at pichapterpresident@gmail.com

Meredith is from Lincoln, NE and went to Lincoln Pius X.  She is majoring in Secondary Math Education and minoring in business.  Her involvement on campus includes being a Teammates mentor, a FOCUS Bible Study leader, and a Nebraska Legends Scholarship Program peer mentor.  She enjoys biking, country music, One Tree Hill, and going on Cookie Co. runs with her Gamma Phis (follow @mereandbestiegetcookies on Instagram).  Meredith is our selfless leader who is very passionate about Gamma Phi.

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BETH VANDERGIEND, ADMINISTRATIVE VP

contact her at pichapteravp@gmail.com

Beth is from Elkhorn, NE and went to Elkhorn South High School.  She is double majoring in Mathematics and Actuarial Science.  Her involvement includes Navigators, Dance Marathon, Teammates, and Healthy Outlook Peer Educators.  Her favorite food is mangos and she absolutely loves math.  Her favorite artist is Ben Rector and she is an avid triathlon competitor. "I love that Gamma Phi loves me for who I am and pushes me to be the best version of myself that I can be!"

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JANAE AUNE, FINANCIAL VP

contact her at pichapterfvp@gmail.com

Janae is from Fairfax, IA and went to Prairie High School.  She is majoring in Political Science and Economics with the hopes of becoming a lawyer.  She loves all breakfast food and her favorite quote is "Let's go get food".  On campus, she is involved in NHRI, Government Liaison Committee, Undergraduate Advisory Board, Dance Marathon, IC Scholars, and Model United Nations.  Her favorite Gamma Phi memories include late night Sonic runs, pillow talks, our popcorn machine, and gaining 159 sisters.

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RACHEL BEST, MEMBERSHIP VP

contact her at pichaptermvp@gmail.com

Rachel is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota and graduated from Eden Prairie High School. She is majoring in Speech-Language Pathology with minors in Education and Child Youth and Family Studies. She is an Ambassador for CEHS, the Vice President of NSSLHA, a Family Representative for Dance Marathon, a Teammate mentor, and a bible study leader for FOCUS. She loves watching Fixer Upper, snuggling with her bulldog, sharpie pens, going on chips and salsa dates with her gphi sisters, and running/adventuring outside. She studied abroad in Costa Rica last summer.

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SHELBY BELLER, EDUCATION VP

contact her at pichapterevp@gmail.com

Shelby is from Columbus, NE and went to Scotus Central Catholic.  She loves cats and spaghetti.  She is involved in NHRI, Teammates, Dance Marathon, The Big Event, and Earthstock.  She enjoys watching The Office and going on runs.  One of her favorite memories of Gamma Phi has been having dance parties and prank wars with her roommates.

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JULIA NGUYEN, PUBLIC RELATIONS VP

contact her at pichapterprvp@gmail.com

Julia is from Omaha, NE and went to Westside High School.  You can find her watching Fixer Upper, doing yoga or enjoying Cookie Co.  The Oatmeal Scotchies are her favorite.  Her favorite thing about Gamma Phi is how it is able to unite such a unique bunch of women with different backgrounds and a variety of interests. "I think I speak on almost everybody's behalf when I say I know these women have your best interest in mind at all times, it's truly a magical thing."

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ANGIE NELSON, PANHELLENIC VP

contact her at pichapterpavp@gmail.com

Angie is from Wayne, NE and went to Wayne High School.  She claims to be emotionally attached to Harry Potter.  She loves all three of her dad's old, grey sweatshirts.  When she was 10 years old, she won $100 from the chicken clucking contest at the Wayne Chicken Show.  Her favorite memory of Gamma Phi was krumping with her sisters at the lip sync competition her freshman year for Greek Weekend.

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