All About Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi, also known as APhi, is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The objectives of this fraternity is "the promotion of growth in character; unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among (their) members."
Alpha Phi's values include sisterhood, generosity, high expectations of character and a drive to be innovative. These four ideals are what Alpha Phi defines itself and its members as, and they are what is at the heart of this organization.
Alpha Phi History
Alpha Phi was founded in 1872 at Syracuse University by some of the university's first female students. After being denied access to join men's fraternities, APhi's founders decided to create their own fraternity for women.
For this organization, they envisioned an expansive sisterhood, trusting in themselves and each other to make an impact!
Alpha Phi celebrates it's Founders Day on October 10th! This year, Alpha Phi celebrates 150 years of their organization!
What is Alpha Phi's Philanthropy?
Alpha Phi was one of the first women's fraternities to establish their own Foundation. The Alpha Phi Foundation supports women's heart health, scholarships, and Alpha Phi leadership training. A huge announcement regarding the Alpha Phi Foundation was made during APhi's convention this past summer - Alpha Phis have donated over $42 million to their foundation!
Many collegiate Alpha Phi chapters host their annual Red Dress Gala, a philanthropy event including a dinner and silent auction. The funds raised at this event goes to studies, finding cures and supporting women's heart health!
Alpha Phi Chapters
Alpha Phi is proud to say that they serve over 270,000 members of their organization. There are 173 collegiate chapters of Alpha Phi across the United States and Canada! In addition to these collegiate chapters, there are 131 Alumnae APhi chapters.
Alpha Phi Symbols, Colors and Motto
Symbols: Ivy Leaf
Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
Flower: Lily of the Valley, Forget-Me-Not
Motto: Union hand in hand
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