Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic focus is Building Strong Girls. Through this focus, sisters of Gamma Phi Beta not only address an existing problem but "proactively provide opportunities for long-term success by inspiring the leaders of tomorrow." Our focus is unique because it allows our sisters to make a difference each and every day and creates limitless opportunities to support and inspire young girls. Gamma Phi Beta furthers their philanthropic focus by partnering with the national nonprofit organization, Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires elementary and middle school girls to be happy, healthy, and confident. Each program is experienced-based and creatively integrates running activities with valuable life lessons to activate and acknowledge every girl's limitless potential. The season culminates with a 5k race where girls are able to see their hard work and dedication pay off!
Gamma Phi Beta seeks to support Girls on the Run in two ways. First, through fundraising. Funds raised by our chapter go directly towards the local programs at Liberty and Pickens Elementary Schools, providing scholarships and other necessary funds to allow underprivileged girls to participate in this unique program. Second, our Epsilon Theta sisters volunteer with our local GOTR chapters by coaching the girls throughout the year. At the season-end 5K, our sisters can be found cheering the girls on and making posters, tutus, and snack bags for the participants. Volunteers are able to witness the impact they make and help inspire future female leaders.
To fundraise for our philanthropy, we host two events each year: Gamma Phi Beta's Lip Sync and Moonball. Our annual Lip Sync competition in the spring is an iconic event that involves the entire Greek community along with the Clemson Family. Inspired by the show Lip Sync Battle, teams compete against each other to win prizes and earn money for their philanthropy. Additionally, each fall we host our annual Gamma Phi Moonball 3v3 basketball tournament on Clemson's campus! Although we couldn't gather for our tournament during the unprecedented 2020 Fall Semester, we were still determined to continue our philanthropic mission. We hosted a Virtual 5K in which sisters, friends, and families were able to participate all across the country!