Gamma Phi Beta

President's Message

Hello! My name is Ria Bierling, and I am proud to serve the Delta Psi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta as the 2022 Chapter President.

 

When I joined this community in Fall of 2019, I had already seen my older sister thrive in her sorority at another school, and I was so excited to see what the Panhellenic community at UCSB had to offer. However, nothing could have prepared me for the incredible welcome and sense of community I felt in Gamma Phi Beta. When I started talking and opening up to the people who soon became my sisters, it did not take long for them to make me feel at home. While so much has changed in the world and my life since then, Gamma Phi Beta has remained a true and constant inspiration, and source of love. Through joining this chapter, I gained more support than I could have imagined. Before my current role as President, I was fortunate enough to be the Education Vice President, Ritual Chair, and serve on various committees. All of these opportunities strengthened my leadership and communication skills, and showed me the importance of creativity and flexibility when problem-solving, but more than that, the amazing part of Gamma Phi is the people I learned from and the environment they created. My sisters allowed me to learn these skills in the most loving, supportive place I can imagine. They have helped me navigate the past few years with more laughter, and love than I thought possible during rough times. I knew my sorority would be a place of belonging and growth, but I had no idea what was waiting for me in Gamma Phi Beta.

 

While this incredible group of bright, funny, caring people all joined for different reasons, we are united by our core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty. The results is a wide variety of different interests and strengths, all working together to better our sisterhood and ourselves. Whether I’m looking for someone to study with, relax with, or lean on, my sisters are always nearby to lend a hand.

 

Gamma Phi Beta also raises money for our philanthropic partner Girls on the Run with our annual kickball competition, called Moonball, and a Pancake Breakfast. These provide an opportunity to engage with the larger UCSB community while also working to empower young girls across the country.

 

This chapter has given me friends, skills, networking opportunities, and memories that I will value for life, and I’m so grateful to be part of it. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how much this sisterhood means to me, and I invite you to please explore our website to learn more about what makes it so special.

 

Best,

 

Ria Bierling

Chapter President

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Psi Chapter

ucsb.gammaphi.president@gmail.com

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Chapter Information

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.

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Instagram: @ucsbgammaphi