About US 

Alpha phi's National Chapter was founded in 1872. The Beta Upsilon Chapter was founded in 1947. Our Symbol is the ivy leaf and our flowers are the Lily of the Valley + Forget-me-nots. Alpha Phi's nationally recognized philanthropy is the Alpha Phi Foundation (Women's heart health) & the American Heart Association. Our constellation is Ursa Major and our colors are Silver and Bordeaux. Alpha Phi's motto is, " union hand in hand" 

I s t e r h o o d

that lasts a lifetime

Alpha Phis cherish life-long friendships rooted in kindness, love and respect for one another. We believe in the concept of Watchcare - a tenet of our sisterhood which encourages support of one another through the good times and the bad, whether helping one another with academics or providing much needed support during a rough time.

S c H O L A R S H I P

Alpha Phi values each member's passion for education, knowledge, and achievement. Our founders were ten of the first twenty women admitted to Syracuse University in 1872 and they had the courage to persevere to earn a college education despite societal expectations at the time.

L e a d e r s h I p

Alpha Phis lead by example and strive for continuous, innovative improvement. Since her inception, Alpha Phi's founders encouraged one another to think, invent and improve. This pioneering spirit can be seen throughout Alpha Phi history and today - in our founding, our development of new chapters and our willingness to be an innovator as exemplified by our many "firsts"..

C h a R a c t e r

Alpha Phi fosters the qualities of strong character that distinguish our members and our sisterhood, including compassion, integrity and sincerity. In Alpha Phi, all members learn to lead by example through their actions and communication. They set expectations high for themselves and each other, and strive diligently to meet them.

L o y a l t y

Alpha Phis are members for a lifetime. We learn the value of loyalty and being true to each other and to our common ideals. Members continue to be devoted and connected sisters throughout college and beyond. They believe in stewardship and paying it forward such that those that come after them benefit from their legacy and the difference they made.


hand to hand and heart to heart

Alpha Phi supports those in need through service and philanthropy. We share a passion for helping one another and our surrounding communities. The Alpha Phi Foundation is one of the oldest Greek Foundations and works to raise awareness and funds in support of women's heart health.

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