Beta Gamma, University of Louisville

About Beta Gamma Chapter

Beta Gamma was founded on September 1, 1928 at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. We've been around 90 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 13. We currently have a total of 90 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.55! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 2 service hours and $0.00!

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Chapter News

New Member Class of Fall 2018

Fall Recruitment at the University of Louisville was fantastic, as the Delta Zeta Beta Gamma Chapter welcomed 30 new members into our sorority. The Fall new member class of 2018 met every Sunday to learn the history of Delta Zeta under new member educator, Lizzie Glass.

The new members successfully learned the creed, founders, history, and values of Delta Zeta. The new member process was then completed with a 100% initiation rate on October 21st, 2018. We’re so happy to officially have 30 new sisters join our chapter and can’t wait for the amazing things they’ll contribute to our sisterhood.

Our new sisters are continuously getting more involved with the chapter. Currently, there are 11 newly initiated sisters holding cabinet positions. Many of the other new members are contributing to intramurals and fundraising events as well. Our chapter is excited to watch as these new members grow and flourish and hear the new ideas they will bring to our sorority!

Hotcakes for Hearing

On February 13, the Beta Gamma chapter at the University of Louisville hosted Hotcakes for Hearing. This is our second year organizing a pancake dinner benefitting our philanthropies. Our sisters worked together to make the event possible, and for only $5 anyone could attend and eat unlimited pancakes. We had over 200 people in attendance and raised over $1,000! In addition to this great accomplishment, the Beta Gamma members and other guests made Valentine’s Day cards for our local philanthropy, the Heuser Hearing Institute. Not only was Hotcakes for Hearing an amazing event for our chapter, but it was a fun way to bring the Greek community together while supporting Speech and Hearing.

Beta Gamma Chapter gives graciously in service and to philanthropy this semester

The Beta Gamma Chapter was declared the champion at Tau Kappa Epsilon Fratenrity's St. Jude Bowl event at the University of Louisville.

The Beta Gamma chapter celebrated 89 years on the University of Louisville’s campus in Kentucky this year.

The chapter hosts several successful events for philanthropy, including the annual Delta Zeta auction, Miss University of Louisville pageant, Tacos with Turtles, and Hamburgers for Hearing. "This year, we added a new philanthropy/fundraising event called Pancakes for Painted Turtle," said Monica Judd, Historian, "where all members of the UofL community were invited to come eat unlimited pancakes in exchange for a $5 donation towards The Painted Turtle camp.

"Our chapter has also been very active in philanthropy through giving. This semester alone, our members logged 3,560 hours of community service and over $17,000 in donations from individual chapter members," Monica concluded.

Beta Gamma has continued to excel in intramurals this year, taking home first place in handball and floor hockey and runner up in flag football and basketball.

Each year, the University of Louisville puts on an 18-hour dance marathon called RaiseRed that raises money for pediatric oncology research. This year, RaiseRed raised $459,402.50 for this cause, and two members, Saralyn Callahan and Elizabeth Ehlmen, were members of RaiseRed’s executive board. Members Madi Harley and Dulci Gurley have been chosen to serve on next year’s board.

Beta Gamma Chapter members are leading and succeeding on the University of Louisville campus

Bea Gamma Chapter members are leading and succeeding on the University of Louisville campus. Sophomores Peyton Davis and Monica Sokolik (above) are working as Peer Advisors for incoming freshmen at the university this fall.

Freshmen Madison Wurth and Connor McGinnis are Cardinal Ambassadors, campus tour guides at UofL.

Beta Gamma Chapter members recognized at the University of Louisville's Student Life Awards this past spring were:
- Outstanding Senior - Jackie Ha
- Spirit of Community - Delta Zeta-Beta Gamma
- Spirit of Service - Grace Flaherty
- Outstanding Student Employee - Jacqui Wandling
- Outstanding Student Employee - Katie Connor
- Outstanding Student Employee - Allison Cook

Beta Gamma finished third overall in the Women's Closed Intramurals League

The chapter had two members participate in Beta Gamma's Miss University of Louisville competition, and both won individual awards. Above, Katie Mittel won the award of Miss Congeniality, and Ashely Rice won the award of Most Photogenic.

Rising senior Meredith Cooksey was elected Student Government Association Academic Vice President.

Many members were inducted into the Order of Omega and the Rho Lambda Greek Honor Society.

Dr. Stefanie Bumpus, Louisville - Beta Gamma, ensures global health in her important work for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
March 30, 2016

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Dr. Stefanie Bumpus, Louisville - Beta Gamma, is special assistant to the director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, supporting the CDC director in the areas of global health, infectious diseases, the Global Health Security Agenda, and international emergency responses. Her leadership and scientific technical expertise in U.S. international cooperation programs help to strengthen global health security.

Stefanie has served the CDC as public health analyst and AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense. She travels to Africa, Asia and Europe to ensure global health security, working with U.S. policy makers and host countries.

"My experiences in Delta Zeta provided many lessons that I continue to use in my work today," Stefanie said. "I learned the value of hard work and the importance of setting big goals for yourself and your organization. I developed confidence and drive through leadership and mentorship opportunities. Delta Zeta instilled a sense of service to others, which certainly had a role to play in choosing a career in public service."

Her important work certainly makes a difference in all of our lives in regard to world health. She said, "In my current role, I have the opportunity to support many public health experts as they implement programs to improve and protect the health of Americans and people around the world. These programs save lives every day. It is a privilege to work with so many people who have dedicated their lives to improving public health."

Stefanie considers the Delta Zeta Creed as an integral influence in her life and work. "I still try to live those words the best I can. They have taken on different meanings in the decade since I graduated from the University of Louisville, but they are as true as ever," she said.