Alpha Phi

About Us

The Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi brings women together to share in its traditions of innovation and excellence. Alpha Phi boasts a strong and diverse sisterhood of women who make a difference all over Dartmouth, our local community, and the world. The Alpha Phi house is located at 2 North Park Street in Hanover.

For more information visit our website: http://iotakappa.alphaphi.org or visit the Alpha Phi International website: https://www.alphaphi.org/Home

You can email us at: alpha.phi@dartmouth.edu 

Mission Statement

Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.
Current Officers

Current Officers

2014-2015

President: Courtney Wong
Risk Manager: Olivia Field
Vice President of Chapter Operations: Emily Leede
Vice President of Programming & Education: Janine Jablonski
Vice President of Membership Recruitment: Courtney Kelly
Vice President of Marketing: Grace Ma
Vice President of Campus Affairs: Tessa Robertson
Director of Finance: Helen Li
Admin: Katie Mcconnell
Social Chairs: Alex Barg, Meg Blanchard and Kayla Kesslen


History

At a time when society looked upon women only as daughters, wives, and mothers—and therefore not in need of higher education—our ten founders were pioneers of the coeducational system. Attending school with the handicap of implied, if not open, opposition, our founders sought support from each other. There was a need for a social center, a place of conference, a tie which should unite, a circle of friends who could sympathize with one another in their perplexities. They formed Alpha Phi in 1872 at Syracuse University. Today, Alpha Phi continues to provide a "tie which unites, a circle of friends" for women young and old all around the world. From hand to hand and heart to heart, we are all grateful and proud of the legacy left to us by our founders.

Objectives

The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character; unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members...We have banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid each other through a constant watchcare always given in love. We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth.

We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity. And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend a helping hand to one another. ---Constitution of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Incorporated, Article II 

Fraternity Crest

The Fraternity Crest is the Alpha Phi coat-of-arms, adopted by Convention delegates in 1922. The shield is Bordeaux with a scroll and ivy leaf above it. Inscribed on the scroll is the public motto, "Union Hand in Hand". A bar of silver crosses the shield from left to right; the upper half of the shield contains a Roman lamp in silver and the lower half, Ursa Major. The meaning of the symbols depicted on the crest is a significant part of the ritual witnessed at initiation.
 

Fraternity Symbols

The flowers of Alpha Phi are the fragrant lily of the valley and the blue and gold forget-me-not.The symbol of Alpha Phi is the ivy leaf with the new member badge taking its form.In 1879 Alpha Phi adopted the distinctive colors of silver and bordeaux.

Fraternity Constellation

The Fraternity constellation is Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This symbol can be seen on the Alpha Phi crest and is displayed on the ceiling of the Alpha Phi Executive Office in Evanston, Illinois. The mascot of Alpha Phi, the "Phi Bear," is named after Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and was adopted in 1974.














Last updated on Sep 06 by Grace A. Ma
contributors: Alejandra Herrera, Nicholas P. Parillo, Catherina Yang, Sharla H. Grass, Alpha Phi