Sororities: Alpha Phi

Alpha Phi

Zeta Phi chapter

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Syracuse University,

October 10, 1872

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Alpha Phi

Alpha Phi was founded in 1872 by ten women at Syracuse University, and is now one of the oldest and largest women’s fraternities in North America. In 1981, a small group of women founded the Zeta Phi chapter at MIT, making it the first sorority on campus.

Alpha Phis are members of a lifelong sisterhood. Sisters are there for each other to celebrate after you ace that job interview and also to lend a shoulder to cry on when you finished that difficult exam, as well as every event in between. The bond of sisterhood is strengthened by the experiences of hanging out and living together in our beautiful brownstone house in Kenmore Square in Boston. Our friendships last beyond college, as sisters reunite at weddings and reunions or live together as they start their careers.

We pride ourselves in being well rounded individuals that are leaders in all aspects of campus life. Our sisters are members of various clubs and student organizations and captains of several athletic teams. In addition, APhi’s are TAs and participate in on campus research through UROPs. We can be found all over campus supporting each other in our endeavors.

Why are some girl’s faces covered?

These women are serving as Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors.
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Check out MIT’s other awesome sororities!
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