Gamma Phi Circus is the oldest collegiate circus in the nation.
From its beginning in 1929, Gamma Phi has established itself as a unique performance troupe, supporting acrobatic and circus arts in higher education, and continuing the legacy of circus history in the state of Illinois. Gamma Phi Circus performers are found within such organizations as Cirque de Soleil, Disney Cruise Lines, Circus Vargas, Shrine Circuses, Circus Kingdom, Roberts Bros Circus and Kelly Bros. Circus. Gamma Phi alums have performed at Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios-Florida, Great America. Cruise Lines and the Club Med Resort. Alums can also be found performing on television and sports half-times for the NBA and WNBA.
Gamma Phi Circus alumni have created shows, such as the Circus Jenzac, and others have founded performance trade organizations, such as USA Wheel Gymnastics, or developed circus arts programs that educate in skills and performance.