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Alpha Phi Foundation is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of our organization—a history rich in leadership, both within our fraternity and in the community as a whole.


Alpha Phi Fraternity’s 3-Part History Book Series

Alpha Phi International Fraternity will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2022. We are celebrating our sesquicentennial by funding the writing and publication of a 3-part history book series, each recounting 50-year’s worth of Alpha Phi stories, ritual, and milestones.

Order Volume II of Alpha Phi’s History today!

The record of Alpha Phi International Fraternity: The First Fifty Years (1872-1922), Union Hand in Hand was a proud one highlighted by members’ stunning achievements, a growing sisterhood, an extensive network of support, and the steady growth of the organization. The Fraternity began its next fifty years (1923–1972) as an organization filled with women of influence who wielded power unheard of in the days when the Founders first attended Syracuse University.

In 1923, Alpha Phi counted 26 installed chapters, 25 of which were still active. In its second fifty years, 83 new chapters were added. The Fraternity that began with its Original Ten had 4,932 initiated members by 1922; by 1972 the number rose to 55,337.

Volume II of Alpha Phi’s history explores the forces and faces that affected Alpha Phi International Fraternity during its second fifty years, as well as influences of history and the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) on the organization.

Strong women, working together, found ways to keep the Fraternity vibrant and an important influence on the Greek community. These years were a time of worldwide turmoil, but the Fraternity faced the future with confidence as they kept in mind an old song, “Alpha Phi Toujours.” As society erupted with change, Alpha Phis stayed faithful, loyal, and steadfast to their ideals and their sisterhood.

Reflections of Alpha Phi Video Series

We created Reflections of Alpha Phi to bring Alpha Phi’s heritage to life. Through personal stories, alumnae are able to share their Alpha Phi experiences including their memories, advice and lessons learned.

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Share your history!

We invite you to share your own captured Alpha Phi memories! Whether you initiated in 1943, 1989 or 2016, we are all a part of Alpha Phi’s rich history. If you have any questions about sharing photos, scans, videos or Alpha Phi mementos, please email foundationprograms@alphaphi.org.

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