About Us

National History

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. was founded on February 28, 1943 at Lewis Business College in Detroit, Michigan by two sisters: Elizabeth A. Garner, an instructor at the college and Dr. Violet T. Lewis, founder and president of Lewis Business College. The Founders, along with Annie Blakemore, Lula Garner Waller, Geraldine Harrison Perkins, Robelye Trumbo Dungy, Mattie Willis, Jean Myers, Odell Glover, Iva Lue Lennear, Eurine Harrison, Beatrice Preston and Ruby Tipton, are known as the sorority's

Thirteen Original Pearls.


Symbols & Traditions

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Our Purpose is to...

1. unite fraternally for charitable, educational and fraternal purposes, and to establish and maintain active chapters throughout the United States.


2. foster the improvements of the educational and vocational status of young people with special emphasis on underprivileged youth.


3. assist said youth through broadening their educational objectives by encouragement, dissemination of information and financial assistance, and to promote the beneficial use of acquired education and/or training to the best interest of the community.

4. create a better understanding between women of all races and creeds; promoting higher education through encouragement and financial aid; and to promote cultural enrichment and to serve mankind.





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& culture


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Motto: Peace and Harmony

Aim: Refinement and Culture