Gamma Phi

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For the Oklahoma secret society, see Gamma Phi Society.
Gamma Phi
ΓΦ
Founded Wilberforce University United States
Type Social
Scope national
Colors Blue      and White     
Flower White Carnation
Chapters 4 (defunct)
Members 35 men with 6 faculty members [1] collegiate
Headquarters , Ohio
United States

Gamma Phi was a primarily African American fraternity founded in March 1, 1905 at Wilberforce University a Historically black university in the state of Ohio by Gus Williams, Dr. Lackley and Edw. Clark.[1] It is notable as being one of the forerunners in the African American Collegiate Fraternal scene.[2] The colors of Gamma Phi was blue and white with the official flower of the organization being a white carnation.[1] The group was the sole fraternity on campus until the year 1912.[3] Charles F. Potter the fraternity historian stated in the Forcean yearbook of 1923 that the fraternity was for a time merely local.[1] The fraternity grew to at least three chapters,[1] and existed on and off for many years, but the last known documentation of this fraternity occurred in 1947.[1]

See also[edit]

History of North American fraternities and sororities

List of African-American Greek and fraternal organizations

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Walter M. Kimbrough (2003). Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-1611472813. 
  2. ^ Tamara Brown; Gregory Parks; Clarenda Phillips, eds. (2005). African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision. University Press of Kentucky. p. 535. ISBN 978-0813123448. 
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=dURVOtUlPKYC&pg=PA1100&dq=pi+gamma+omicron+negro&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF4Kyd4fbKAhUHrD4KHWExD5wQ6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=pi%20gamma%20omicron&f=false