Gamma Xi Phi was established at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey on October 7, 2010, on the principles of Philanthropy, Sodality, and Elevation.
Purpose: To honor the achievements of artists through fellowship, philanthropy, social justice, and service.
Mission: Gamma Xi Phi promotes philanthropy and service to the arts, brotherhood among all artists, and leadership development in artistic professions through collegiate and community outreach to people of color across the world.
Vision: Gamma Xi Phi creates a world in which artists are valued as thoughtful and justice-oriented leaders in their communities and in their careers.
The National Program of Gamma Xi Phi focuses on Service, Wellness, Edification, Advocacy, and Recognition, known collectively as I SWEAR.
The 2021-23 program theme is Art, Society, & Justice: For Decades to Come. This theme highlights our commitment to the intersections that inform our work as artists and volunteers, while focusing on the important work of fortifying the organization’s future.
Gamma at a Glance
Founding Date and Location: October 7, 2010, Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey
Incorporation Date: April 12, 2012
Public Motto: “Uniting the world, one artist at a time.”
Symbol: Black Leopard
Flower: Purple Carnation
Colors: Purple, Black, and Gray
Total Initiates: 135
Total Chapters: 17
Organizational Abbreviation: GXP
Collective Nouns: Gammas, Brothers, Sisters