Why Our Members Chose Us!
"Why I chose Alpha Phi?: Because not only has Alpha Phi given me the opportunity for leadership and the opportunity to grow as a person, but to grow in my faith as well with my sisters."
"Because I wanted a place to belong on campus and Alpha Phi offered that and more! They offered me a place to grow both socially, academically, in leadership, and as a person. I have learned so much from the girls of Alpha Phi and their values and they have made me strive to be the strong woman I am today."
History of Alpha Phi:
Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first nineteen women admitted to the newly opened university. The Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi, were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts. Pursuing their studies in a largely male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each other’s troubles and support each other’s ambitions. On October 10, 1872, these women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi.
- Founded Oct. 10, 1872, at Syracuse University
- Motto: Union Hand in Hand
- Flowers: Lilly of the Valley and Forget-Me-Not
- Symbol: Ivy Leaf
- Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
- Badge: Alpha Phi Greek letters
- New Member Pin: Ivy Leaf
- Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundations- Cardiac Care and Research
- Famous Phi’s: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Deborah Lippmann, Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey, Self Publisher Kimberly Kelleher