Gamma Phi

Gamma Phi
FoundedMarch 1, 1905; 118 years ago (March 1, 1905)
Wilberforce University United States
ScopeNational (US)
Colors  Blue and   White
FlowerWhite Carnation
Chapters4 (defunct)
Members35 men with 6 faculty members [1] collegiate
HeadquartersWilberforce, Ohio
United States

Gamma Phi (ΓΦ) was a primarily African American fraternity founded on 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 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]


The colors of Gamma Phi were blue and white with the official flower of the organization being a white carnation.[1]

See also[edit]

History of North American fraternities and sororities

List of African-American Greek and fraternal organizations


  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. ^ Lomotey, Kofi (2010). Encyclopedia of African American Education. ISBN 9781412940504.