Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. was founded in February of 1943 at Lewis College of Business (formerly Lewis Business College) in Detroit, Michigan. Elizabeth Garner, an instructor at the college, assisted by her sister, Violet T. Lewis, Lewis College of Business owner and president founded Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. The founders along with eleven other women are known as our 13 Original Pearls.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. is a sisterhood of distinguished, congenial business and professional women. Through their talents and qualities, members aid and cultivate higher scholastic and ethical standards, provide social and recreational outlets, implement enrichment programs for youth and administer services to people in need.
The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 14, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. Thirteen women, including four reinstated sorors, were guided by the South Atlantic Region to establish the first graduate chapter in the State of Georgia. Alpha Gamma members serve as advisers to the Alpha Delta chapter at Clark Atlanta University, the Alpha Tau chapter at the University of Georgia, and the Gamma Sigma Upsilon chapter at Georgia State University.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.’s mission is to improve the economic, social, and political status of all women; to encourage our members to further their education/vocational training; to maintain a better relationship among women of all races and creeds and to be of greater service to the community, country, and to each other.
The purpose of this organization is: 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.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. has Youth Auxiliaries (Rosebuds, Phi-Teens, Cavaliers and Jr. Cavaliers). Graduate members are mentors to youth grades 5 through freshmen year of college. In addition, adult auxiliaries (Echoes and Sr. Cavaliers) exist to allow participation in events without full membership.
Our organization offers national and local scholarships annually. We sponsor a youth talent showcase, Artist of Tomorrow. We also observe national events such as Founder’s Day and host many chapter activities that support our mission.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. is a national affiliate of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), NAACP, UNCF, A.O.I.L - National Assault on Illiteracy Program, National Urban League and the Detroit 300 Recognition Heritage Program.