Gamma is the initial letter of the Greek work meaning education; Beta is the initial letter of the word meaning life; Phi is the initial letter of the word friendship. Thus the three letters designating the name of the organization signify that education and friendship constitute the basis of a full and happy life.The motto of The Gamma Beta Phi Society is Progresses per Eruditionem. Its watchwords are Scholarship, Service, and Character, and its colors are Gold and Ebony.
Students must complete the requisite number of service hours and complete a student development transcript verification form by the deadline. Active membership in GBP is posted to the student development transcript. Active members receive a diploma seal upon graduation.
Requirements to join GBP
Accumulated at least 12 units of transfer level coursework at COC
The cost to join is a $60 one-time national membership fee, $30 first year local membership fee and dues, and $15 yearly local dues starting in the second year of membership.
• Induction packet
• Diploma seal
• Leadership opportunities
• Service opportunities
• Stoles & cords available for purchase for graduation ceremony
• Membership is transferable (at no additional cost) to 4 year schools with chapters
Faculty Co-Advisors: Dr. Thea Alvarado, Professor Kathryn Coleman, and Dr. Anne Marenco Dr. Marenco’s Office: Seco Hall 303, 661/362-3685