Gamma Phi Beta
My name is Julianne Braime, and I am proud and honored to serve as the Chapter President of the Delta Psi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta for the 2023 year.
I came to UCSB in the Fall of 2020, the height of the covid lockdown, and it was a very isolating and lonely environment to start my college career. Because of this, I am so unbelievably grateful for going through the recruitment process and joining the Panhellenic community. As soon as I joined, I felt overwhelming support from all the women in this community, both within my chapter and from other chapters. Joining Gamma Phi Beta brought me a sisterhood in an extremely difficult time when I needed it most, and gave me a sense of belonging that has made such a huge difference in my college experience. Before serving as President, I was lucky enough to serve as our Activities Chairwoman, where I coordinated participation in external philanthropy events within my chapter, and New Member Educator, welcoming the new members into our chapter and teaching them about our history while being a mentor until their initiation. I could not have taken on this challenging, yet rewarding, role as president without the support and empowerment of the members of Gamma Phi Beta and the entire Panhellenic community.
The Gamma Phi Beta mission statement is, “We build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.” We practice this statement by implementing our four core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty in our daily lives, both within and outside of the sorority. While this diverse group of kind, brilliant, and incredible people all joined Gamma Phi Beta for different reasons, we are united by this common goal and bring our core values with us everywhere we go. The result is a wide variety of interests and strengths, all collaborating and working together to better ourselves, our sisterhood, and our community.
Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropy is Building Strong Girls. We achieve this by raising money for our philanthropic partner Girls on the Run, which is an amazing organization that hosts after-school programs for young girls, teaching them how to be confident and strong in a world that is constantly trying to tear them down. We raise money by hosting two large events throughout the year: Moonball, which is an exciting kickball tournament between organizations of the Greek Community, and Pancake Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat breakfast event opened to the entire UCSB and Isla Vista community. These events provide an opportunity to engage and make connections with the larger community, while also working to empower young girls across the country.
This chapter has brought me friendships to brighten my darkest days, provided me with numerous networking and professional opportunities, and challenged me to grow into the person I am today. I’ve made so many memories in these past 3 years that I will cherish forever, and I know the people I’ve met through this organization will stand by me for life. Thank you for taking the time to learn about how much this organization means to me, and I invite you to learn more about us at our website ucsbgammaphibeta.org, and explore the benefits of being part of the UCSB Panhellenic community.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Psi Chapter
Philanthropy: Girls on the Run
House Capacity: 52
New Member Fees (Fall/Winter/Spring): $788/$585/$838
Live In Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $675/$585/$725 plus rent, $625 monthly
Live Out Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $675/$585/$725, plus the common area fee- $92.78 monthly.
New Member Costs Include: International New Member Fees Helps Gamma Phi Beta provide leadership training, quality programming, member services and support to all its new members. Membership Badge A piece of jewelry members wear to symbolize their membership for a lifetime. Local Facilities Fee An investment in a facility fund that supports any current and future storage or facility needs for the local chapter. International Facilities Fee All new members make a contribution that helps Gamma Phi Beta purchase, lease and make improvements to international headquarters.
Live In Member Costs Include: Rent, local chapter dues and the international member dues that the live out members pay, but not the local facility fee.
Live Out Member Costs Include: Local Chapter Dues A fee paid each semester determined by the local chapter to help fund chapter operations and provide social activities, formals, philanthropy events, leadership development and a sisterhood retreat. International Member Dues A fee paid by all collegiate members each semester that allows Gamma Phi Beta to provide leadership training, quality programming, member services and support to all its chapters and members. Local Facility Common Area Fee A fee paid by all collegiate members each semester to prepare for and support the potential use of a chapter facility and facility services provided by Gamma Phi Beta’s Facilities Management Company.
Payment Methods: Credit or debit card on OmegaFi as well as Armatic, our billing websites
Payment Plans: Members can pay quarterly or monthly.