Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. was founded February, 1943, by the late Elizabeth Garner, 
teacher and the late Violet T. Lewis, owner of Lewis Business College, Detroit, Michigan. 
The founders, along with the other eleven members are known as the Sorority's 13 Original Pearls.
Each of the teachers pledged to organize a chapter of the Sorority in her home city. 

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. 
Undergraduate Chapter
Alpha Eta at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Why Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.?

Joining a sorority can have many positive impacts both personally and professionally. We are proud to offer both graduate and undergraduate membership opportunities for women everywhere. 

Gamma Phi Delta is open by invitation to women  in all professions, business related positions and vocationally trained occupations; in addition, young women who are still pursuing their educational goals as undergraduates.
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Improve your community
  • Networking
  • Leadership building














Our Purpose

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), by:

a) uniting business and professional women committed to providing service to the community, sisterhood, and professional and personal growth and development of women in the workforce, including by maintaining active chapters throughout the United States;

(b) fostering the improvement of the educational and vocational status of young people with a special emphasis on underprivileged youth;

(c) assisting underprivileged youth through broadening their educational objectives by encouragement, dissemination of information and financial assistance, and to promote the beneficial use of acquired educational and/or training to the best interest of the community;
(d) making grants to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code; and

(e) conducting all activities incidental or necessary to accomplishing the foregoing purposes or otherwise permitted by Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.