Illinois State University Achieves Official Chapter Status

NORMAL, Ill., June 26, 2014—Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. has officially inducted Illinois State University as the sorority’s Sigma Chapter marking it the 18th chapter in the Midwest. The organization has chapters located throughout Illinois, Indiana and Texas.

The ladies at Illinois State University recently celebrated their one-year colony anniversary June 22ndand on June 22nd appeared before the National Board of Directors (NBOD) to present their past year’s events and achievements. All programming is spearheaded by the organization’s four goals: academic excellence, community service, cultural awareness and sisterhood.

The NBOD reviews criteria for colonies to achieve chapter-standing including: a detailed listing of recruitment efforts and outcomes of all lines started, letter of support from university personnel and grades for all members.

“These ladies worked hard this past year to create thought-provoking events and establish relationships with other student organizations,” said Gina Sanchez, national president of the NBOD. “Their hard work has earned attention from university faculty, staff and students while establishing themselves as young leaders on their campus.”

Career paths for the ladies encompass various sectors from the workforce including communication studies, education, finance, sociology and anthropology, human resources and business information systems.

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Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-oriented organization founded on the campus of Indiana University April 17, 1991. Gamma Phi Omega promotes and fosters collegiate academic success, creates serving leaders within the community, raises cultural awareness, and unites women through the values of sisterhood. Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in order to attain and maintain excellence within our sisterhood providing women an equal opportunity without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status or disability. Gamma Phi Omega is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations. Visit our webpage at, or on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter at