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Alpha Phi is a membership organization dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity, and advocating service. The objectives of our fraternity are the promotion of growth in character, unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members. We have banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts. We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth. We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking intellectual development, but also the spirit of love and charity. We are united and under a solemn pledge to lend a helping hand to one another.
We are women that strive to be the best in all aspects of our lives, socially and academically.
-Alpha Phi was established in 1872 at Syracuse University in New York.
-Alpha Phi became the first women's fraternity in America to build and occupy its own chapter house in 1886.
-Alpha Phi became an international fraternity with chapters in Canada in 1906.
-Alpha Phi was the first Sorority to establish a foundation starting in 1957
-Alpha Phi was the first woman's organization to use Greek letters/emblems
-Alpha Phi was the first Sorority to use Traveling Delegates
-Alpha Phi called the world's first inter-sorority meeting: a group that later became the National Panhellenic Conference
-Alpha Phi is the 3rd largest women's sorority with over 150 chapters in the U.S. and Canada
-Alpha Phi is the 4th oldest National Women's sorority
-Alpha Phi is one of only 3 international sororities
-Alpha Phi has over 175 active alumnae chapters
-Alpha Phi is pronounced Alpha "fee" (long "e") not "fie" because "Alpha" is a vowel and "Phi" is pronounced "fee" when it follows a vowel
-Alpha Phi became the first NPC international/national member to have a site on the World Wide Web in 1995
-Famous Alpha Phis: Jeri Ryan, actress (Star Trek) and Jodie Sweetin, actress (Full House)
Beta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi was installed May 17th, 1947 here at Oregon State University. Alpha Phis are involved in a variety of activities on campus and the Greek Community including Order of Omega, Panhellenic Council, Cardinal Honors Society, Fashion Group International, The Daily Barometer campus newspaper, Pre Law Club, ROTC, ASOSU, various Study Abroad programs, ASID, Intramural sports, NSCS, and many others.
-Public Motto: Union Hand in Hand
-Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
-Flowers: Lily-of-the-Valley, Forget-Me-Not
-Symbol: Ivy Leaf
-Mascot: â€˜Phi Bear'
-Philanthropy: Cardiac Care and Research
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