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): $1,793/$585/$1,151
Live In Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $2,676.01/$2,585.01/$2,726.01
Live Out Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,101/$585/$1,151
New Member Costs Include: A one time local facility fee to support facility needs, a common area fee for chapter common spaces, International New Member dues, a lifetime membership badge, local chapter dues to support chapter events and social programming, international dues in fall and spring, Omegafi fees, insurance, and NPC fee.
Live In Member Costs Include: Monthly rent for 3-4 person suites which include kitchen, living space, bedroom, and bathroom, quarterly dues which include local chapter dues for chapter events and social programming, international dues and Omegafi fees in fall and spring, insurance, and NPC fee.
Live Out Member Costs Include: Common area fees in fall and spring that support chapter common spaces, quarterly dues which include local chapter dues for chapter events and social programming, international dues and Omegafi fees in fall and spring, insurance, and NPC fee.
Payment Methods: Armatic (rent) and Omegafi - check, e-check, credit/debit card
Payment Plans: Members can pay quarterly or monthly.