History of Alpha Phi International
Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first women admitted to the newly opened university. The Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi, were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts. Pursuing their studies in a male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each other's troubles and support each other's ambitions. On September 18, 1872, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi.
To learn more about our remarkable sorority, please visit the Alpha Phi International website found here.
Where can I find Alpha Phi chapters?
Alpha Phi is one of the largest women's fraternal organizations in the world, with over 222,000 initiated members and 168 collegiate chapters. Below are just a few of our collegiate chapters near you:
- DePaul University | Chicago, IL
- Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
- The University of Illinois | Champaign, IL
- The University of Northern Illinois | DeKalb, IL
- The University of Southern Illinois | Edwardsville, IL
- Lake Forest College | Lake Forest, IL
- The University of Eastern Illinois | Charleston, IL
- Elmhurst College | Elmhurst, IL