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Delta Tau and Little Blue
The Delta Tau Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was installed at Colgate University on November 14, 1981. Little Blue, our chapter house, sleeps twelve in four singles, one double, and two triple rooms. The President, Administrative Vice President, Financial Vice President, House Manager, and New Member Educator live in the house. The remaining spots are open to any of our sisters. Our full-sized kitchen, dining room, living rooms, and TV rooms are available for all sisters at any time of the day!
Our Mission: To inspire the highest type of womanhood.
Our Vision: We will build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.
Our Guiding Principles:
- We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity.
- We perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our Sorority.
- We foster enduring friendships.
- We advocate for ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability and integrity.
- We inspire to excellence in all that we do.
Open Motto: Founded on a rock.
Four Core Values: Love, Labor, Learning, Loyalty
The Badge: The badge is the symbol of an initiated member and thus may be worn only after initiation. Each member purchases a badge at the time of initiation unless special permission is granted to wear an alumna relative’s badge. Each new member receives a new member pin to wear during the New Member Education Period. It is returned to the chapter at initiation. Alumnae who have been honored for outstanding service to Gamma Phi Beta wear special recognition pins.
Colors: Officially brown and mode; unofficially brown and pink
Official Flower: Pink carnation
"Official" Jewel: The pearl
Gamma Phi Beta ritual was created by our founders and based upon ceremonies of ancient secret societies. It is what separates Gamma Phi Beta from other organizations while at the same time illustrating our beliefs and ideals. It is the common bond among all members, representing a link to the past as the sorority grows into the future. Ritual connects each member of Gamma Phi Beta regardless of age or geographical location.