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: Madeline Hession

Academic Standing - Spring 2018
Chapter GPA: 3.36
All Sorority Average: 3.42
All Women's Average: 3.34


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

Drake's Gamma Omicron chapter was recognized as an International Chapter of the Year in 2016 by Alpha Phi. In 2016 they completed 2,485 service hours as a chapter as well as raising over $18,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They were honored as the 2016 Drake Chapter of the Year as well as receiving an award for an Outstanding Philanthropic Event.