Alpha Phi

Quick Facts

Nickname: Phi
Founding: Syracuse University in 1871
Local Founding: March 1, 1958
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Colors: Bordeaux and Silver Gray
Flower: Forget-me-not and Lily of the Valley
National Philanthropy: Women's Heart Health

Chapter President: Elizabeth Smith


1240 34th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

Alpha Phi is the fourth Greek-letter organization founded for women, and the first sorority founded for women in the northeast. Founded in 1872, Alpha Phi's public motto is "union hand in hand." Alpha Phi currently has 170 active chapters across the country with over 200,000 initiated members. Notable national alumni include business women Debroah Lippmann, Lifetime CEO Andrea Wong, author Barbara Brooks Wallace and a number of federal judges and other political figures