About Alpha Phi

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Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 as one of the first Greek societies for women. Alpha Phi is dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. The organization is comprised of more than 165 collegiate chapters and 135 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada. More information can be found on the international website at https://alphaphi.org

Stevens Alpha Phi was founded at Stevens Institute of Technology in the Spring of 2017 by a group of determined young women looking to make a difference. This group of founding sisters set out to form a group of diverse and like-minded women, but like-minded in the sense that they were all passionate about their fraternity, its values, and its philanthropy. Since then, many new sisters have joined the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi, further strengthening its sisterhood and shaping its future.

Our Symbols

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Ivy Leaf

Coat of Arms

The Ivy leaf symbolizes the intertwining of intellectual, philanthropic and social pursuits of an Alpha Phi. It is also symbolic of the way in which our lives become intertwined with one another’s as we become friends and sisters in Alpha Phi.

The Fraternity Crest adopted by Convention delegates in 1922 has a shield of Bordeaux with a scroll and ivy leaf above it. Inscribed on the scroll is the public motto, “Union Hand In Hand.” A bar of silver crosses the shield from left to right; the upper half of the shield contains a Roman lamp in silver and the lower half, Ursa Major.

Flowers

Our flowers, Lily-of the-Valley and the Forget-Me-Not remind us of our fraternity’s original colors. The Forget-Me-Not reminds the sisters of Alpha Phi that our sisters and fraternity will always remember and support them.

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Colors & Mascot

Silver and Bordeaux are Alpha Phi’s rich and distinct colors. Our mascot is the “Phi Bear,” whose name is taken from the Greek words “Ursa Major,” or the “Great Bear.” Alpha Phi International adopted the Phi Bear as its mascot in 1974.

Our High Ideals

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Generosity

Alpha Phis demonstrate the philanthropic spirit of love and charity, and Alpha Phi empowers you to make an impact in your community. Alpha Phis are passionate about serving and supporting those in need

Innovation

Since our founding, innovation has been one of the cornerstones of Alpha Phi and of our leaders. Alpha Phis work hard to enact positive change

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Character

Alpha Phi encourages you to be the absolute best version of yourself and inspires you to conquer difficult challenges. We have high expectations for ourselves and each other in every area of our lives, and we push one another to learn and grow.

Sisterhood

The gift of love and support from the sisters who surround you, which lasts through every stage of life. The bond between Alpha Phis is unbreakable.

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