Gamma Phi Omega Announces Newest Colony

Sorority expands presence in the South at Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas—Since 1991, Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. has expanded within the Midwest to numerous colleges and universities. In its 23rd year of existence, the Sorority announces its newest colony outside the Midwest region. On April 26, 2014, Gamma Phi Omega welcomed Kassandra Peña, Dessiree Martinez, Elizabeth Castillo, Xochitl Colunga and Melissa Gutierrez into the organization and recognized them as Noble Founders of the Texas A&M University Colony.

The Sorority is committed to developing mature, supportive, professional women. “The National Board of Director’s congratulates the women and recognizes their determination, passion and strength for establishing Gamma Phi Omega. We are confident that they develop into an exceptional chapter,” said Socorro Garcia, national president of the National Board of Directors. “We would also like to acknowledge Nicole Thomas and Joanne Reyes, the leaders of the membership team, guiding the women as they sought membership into Gamma Phi Omega.” The most recent expansion contributes to the Sorority’s 17 undergraduate chapters, two alumnae chapters, four alumnae colonies and three undergraduate colonies.

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

American Diabetes Association Names Gamma Phi Omega Top Team For Fourth Year In A Row

Sorority contributes to its national philanthropy and surpasses its fundraising goal 

Chicago, Ill.—Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Incorporated was named the top fundraising team at the American Diabetes Association’s Indianapolis Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk. The Sorority was able to earn this honor from the combined efforts of its members, the Running Swans that participated in the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon, friends and family.

Gamma Phi Omega raised a record amount, more than $15,600, to help find a cure for diabetes in 2013. The sorority has worked together to raise more than $34,000 in the last three years at the Indianapolis Walk. The ladies tirelessly raise money for family and friends affected by diabetes. Experts approximate 366 million worldwide currently have diabetes, 25.8 million in the United States.

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. Makes Academic Strides

Undergraduate members embody the sorority’s primal goal of academic excellence 

Academic Excellence is one of four goals that has served as a cornerstone to Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.’s (Gamma Phi Omega) success. Within the past 5 years, the sorority has steadily increased its cumulative grade point average (GPA) and now stands at a cumulative GPA of 3.06. Kathy “PYROS” Portillo, academic director, presented the standing as part of her national academic statistical report to the rest of Gamma Phi Omega’s National Board of Directors (NBOD).

The report, which contains key statistics about Gamma Phi Omega’s academic standings, also showed that 53% of the undergraduates are above a 3.0 cumulative GPA. “The National Board of Directors is proud of these findings and recognize the overall effort made by the undergraduate members,” said National President Socorro “Cuentoz” Garcia. “We consistently strive to set the example in the realm of collegiate Greek academics.”