An organic nonlinear optical single crystal of gamma glycine (GGLY) has been grown by slow evaporation of the saturated solution at room temperature. Single crystal of gamma glycine (GGLY), an organic nonlinear optical (NLO) material, has been grown by slow solvent evaporation technique. Good optical quality single crystals with dimension up to 31 × 30 × 6 mm3 are obtained. The crystals are characterized by optical absorption spectrum, FTIR and Xray diffraction studies. The dielectric response of the sample is studied as a function of frequency and temperature. The mechanical, photoconductivity and ac/dc behavior of the grown crystals are also investigated.