Daily Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Phi

Every day, we will be featuring one of the twenty-six National Panhellenic sororities to help potential new members learn more about Greek life leading up to recruitment.

Alpha Phi — ΑΦ

National Site:
Founded: October 10, 1872 at Syracuse University
Founders: Martha Emily Foote Crow, Rena A. Michaels Atchison, Clara Bradley Baker Wheeler Burdette, Jane Sara Higham, Florence Chidester Lukens, Ida Arabella Gilbert DeLamanter Houghton, Clara Sittser Williams, Kate Elizabeth
Color(s): Bordeaux, Silver
Mascot: Phi Bear


Symbol: Ivy
Flower: Lily of the Valley, Forget-me-not
Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation
Mission Statement: “Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.”
Notable Alumni: First woman treasurer Georgia Neese Gray, Actress Kimberly Williams-Pailsey

US Chapters:

University of Alabama

Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona

California Polytechnic State University, California State University East Bay, California State University Chico, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, California State University Sacramento, California State University San Bernardino, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Santa Barbara, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of the Pacific

Colorado School of Mines, Northern Colorado University, University of Colorado, University of Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

District of Columbia
The George Washington University

Barry University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University

Georgia Tech

University of Idaho

DePaul University, Eastern Illinois University, Elmhurst College, Lake Forest College, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Illinois

Ball State University, Butler University, DePauw University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University Southeast, Purdue University, St. Francis University


Drake University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa

Washburn University, Wichita State University

University of Kentucky

Louisiana State University

University of Maine

Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, University of Maryland

Bentley University, Boston College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Adrian College, Kettering University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University

University of Minnesota

William Woods University, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri, Washington University St. Louis

University of Montana

Creighton University, University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Kearney

New Hampshire
Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire

New Jersey
Seton Hall University

New York
Cornell University, Hofstra University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Cortland, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Syracuse University, University of Rochester

North Carolina
Appalachian State University, Duke University, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina Wilmington


North Dakota
University of North Dakota

Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Bowling Green State University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio State University, University of Akron, University of Dayton

Cameron University, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma

Linfield College, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Willamette University

Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Franklin & Marshall College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania State University, Saint Joseph’s University, Shippensburg University, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, West Chester University

Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island

South Carolina
Clemson University

South Dakota
University of South Dakota

Midwestern State University, St. Mary’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, University of Texas

Southern Utah University, University of Utah

Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Eastern Washington University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Washington State University, Whitman College

West Virginia
West Virginia University

Marquette University, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, University of Wisconsin Stout

Canadian Chapters:


British Columbia
University of British Columbia

University of Manitoba

University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University

Bishop’s University

Check out other Daily Spotlights:
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Tau
Alpha Xi Delta
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Zeta
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Phi Mu
Phi Sigma Sigma
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Kappa
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Theta Phi Alpha
Zeta Tau Alpha

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