Alpha Phi was founded in 1872 at Syracuse University as the first women’s sorority in the northeast. In the ensuing 144 years, Alpha Phi has grown into one of the largest and most popular sororities in the United States and it’s not only because they look as amazing as they do in those photos.
Sorority: Alpha Phi (ΑΦ)
Founded: October 10, 1872
Notable Alumni: Deborah Lippmann, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mildren Dunnock, Regina Lasko, Mary H. Murguia, Dorothy Wright Nelson
The Alpha Phi Foundation, founded in 1956, was created as a trust to “award grants specifically for scholarship and cardiac aid,” according to the foundation’s website. The foundation awards north of $200,000 in scholarships to worthy APhis every year while also providing grants to individual chapters and outside organizations. In addition, the Alpha Phi Foundation is committed to fighting heart disease in women. The organization awards more than $100,000 annually in grants to help fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health. Clearly, Alpha Phis have big hearts.
They also have big… brains. The Delta Xi chapter of Alpha Phi at UNK earned the highest overall Greek GPA at the Scholarship Banquet earlier this year. When people think of college, they usually think of excessive drinking and debauchery (rightfully so). But these ladies are going just as hard in the classroom as they are on Thirsty Thursdays. Very impressive.
So, if any of you ladies out there are thinking about going Greek, we suggest looking into Alpha Phi. And gentlemen, if you’re keen on participating in cuffing season this year, why not find yourselves a nice APhi?
Alpha Phi Recruitment Video