Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Mourns the Passing of
Two Civil Rights Icons


The Honorable John Lewis was a beloved icon of the civil rights movement and a well-respected Congressman.  Mr. Lewis began his civil rights activism as a college student and continued this commitment for his entire adult life.  He was one of the original Freedom Riders in the early days of the fight for civil rights.  Mr. Lewis served as Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.  He continued to fight for civil rights and social justice in the Federal government.  Eventually, he decided to seek elected office.  Mr. Lewis served in Congress for more than 20 years. 
During recent months, he bravely fought pancreatic cancer.  However, he did not let that stop him from his activism.  We will remember his dedication and commitment.  Mr. Lewis, we thank you for
the wonderful example and legacy you have left behind.

Reverend Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian was a minister, author, and close friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Reverend Vivian resided in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc. He conceived and directed a program called Vision and awarded 700+ scholarships to college bound students. This program was the forerunner of
the Upward Bound Program. Reverend Vivian continued to contribute to the civil rights and social justice movement throughout his life.  Another soldier for social justice has taken his eternal rest.  Let us remember his commitment and his legacy of service.






 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















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. 


Our Purpose
Organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.