Alumnae Advisory Board
To help our undergraduate officers, Gamma Phi Beta has some dedicated alumnae as advisors. Our advisors attend chapter meetings, meet with officers and our Executive Council, and provide support and advice in all areas of sorority life.
Pledge Class: 2007
Graduate of: BA International Relations (UBC, 2011); MA Political Science (Western, 2013)
Recruitment Advice: Joining a sorority is the most amazing experience and it is an organization that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Express your individuality and find the place where you are comfortable being yourself. Also, look for women who you want in your life not only as friends, sisters and a support system but also as role models and women that you would emulate.
Best Memory in Gamma Phi Beta: Getting my three little sisters! It was the most wonderful feeling each time my little sister figured out that I was their big sister and I had a great time organizing clues and presents for them. To this day, I still consider them to be three of the most special women in my life.
Pledge Class: 2004
Graduate of: B.Sc and B.Ed at UBC
Recruitment Advice: A sorority is not just an organization that you belong to. Strong, confident, genuine and beautiful women ARE the sorority. Picture who you want to share fun times with, who you can lean on in times of trouble, who you want to stand next to you at your wedding and who you would love to call a sister! That is the sorority you will love to call your own.
Best Memory in Gamma Phi Beta: Roadtrip along the California coast, visiting all of the beautiful GPB houses! Nothing beats screaming lyrics to your favourite songs in a van full of some of your best friends and meeting so many of your international sisters!
Pledge Class: 2009
Graduate of: Honours BA History and Archaeology of Greece, Rome, and the Near East (UBC, 2013) & MA History (UCL, 2014).
Recruitment Advice: Just smile and be yourself! The young women on both sides of the door are nervous; everyone just wants to make new friends and find new sisters. So relax, enjoy the experience, and choose the chapter that feels the most like home to you. Real sisters love the real you - they will always encourage you to be yourself, and never expect you to be someone you're not.
Best Memory in Gamma Phi Beta: the relationships I have carried on into my alumnae years. Perhaps it's not a specific memory, but the five or six ladies that I remain close friends with remind me of many wonderful times, and most importantly they remind me of the true bonds of sisterhood that I found in Gamma Phi.
Pledge Class: 2010
Graduate of: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (UBC, 2014)
Recruitment Advice: Give every sorority a fair chance and try to know their values and the women within them. You may have a preconceived notion of which sorority you would like to join because you may already have friends in that sorority, but you will be surprised by the different individuals you meet during recruitment and the connections you can form in those brief minutes of conversation!
Best Memory in Gamma Phi Beta: Being able to work with amazing and inspiring leaders as part of the Executive team!
Pledge Class: 2011
Graduate of: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (2015)
Recruitment Advice: The place where you feel completely at ease, as if you're talking to friends you've known for years, is the sorority you should join. There's going to be on that clicks with your personality and sense of humour. That's the one that's meant to be home.
Favourite Gamma Phi Memory: Camping weekend Retreats with all the sisters before schools starts.
Pledge Class: 2012
Graduate of: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production (2016) at UBC, studying Master of Communication and Media Studies (2019) in California
Recruitment Advice: Ask as many questions as you can during each round! And find the chapter where the women you meet inspire you.
Best Memory in Gamma Phi Beta: Going to recruitment retreat each summer! To catch up with sisters, wear pj's all day and have meaningful conversations by a campfire at night.