The History of Alpha Phi

Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 as one of the first Greek societies for women. The Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi, were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts. Pursuing their studies in a largely male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each others' troubles and support each others' ambitions. On September 18, 1872, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi.

 

 Alpha Phi is dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. Alpha Phi has grown to include over 150 collegiate chapters and more than 200,000 members, making it one of the oldest and largest women's fraternity in North America. Our six values are sisterhood, leadership, character development, scholarship, service, and loyalty.

Symbol:

Ivy Leaf

Colors:

Silver and Bordeaux

Flowers:

Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley

Motto:

"Union Hand in Hand"

Constellation:

Ursa, Major

Originally founded in 1963, Alpha Phi has enjoyed a long tradition of excellence on the University of Maine campus. Our chapter is composed of over 60 sisters from all over the country. No two sisters are exactly alike, but we all come together on the common bond of love for Alpha Phi and our sisterhood. The Delta Nu chapter is privileged to have so many wonderful women in our midst. Our sisters are scholars, artists, athletes, passionate volunteers, comedians, and loving women.