alpha Kappa Delta Phi

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alpha Kappa Delta Phi
αΚΔΦ
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Founded February 7, 1990
University of California, Berkeley
Type Social
Scope International
Motto Timeless Friendship Through Sisterhood
Colors Purple and White          
Symbol Hourglass
Flower Iris
Mascot Phoenix
Chapters 48[1]
Homepage http://www.akdphi.org

alpha Kappa Delta Phi (αΚΔΦ) (also known as aKDPhi) is an Asian American interest sorority founded at the University of California, Berkeley.[2] alpha Kappa Delta Phi is part of the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), which it helped charter in 2006. alpha Kappa Delta Phi currently has 48 chapters in North America, and is the largest Asian-American interest sorority in the United States.

History[edit]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the Fall of 1989 and recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on February 7, 1990. There were fourteen founding sisters: Betty Chu, Karin Co, Susan Kim, Nancy Lee, Sherri Leung, Annie Loo, Belinda Ma, Anita Ng, Serene Ngin, Fannie Pon, Josie Sun, Daisy Wu, Jill Yoshimura and Reina Yuan, and they "dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization which would provide Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system".[2] The National Alumnae Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established in the Fall of 2002 under the initiation of the National Board Alumnae Chair, Sophia Yen, a UC Berkeley alumna.[2]

Mission Statement[edit]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. fosters the making of successful leaders by assisting and challenging our members to reach their maximum potential. We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation in the promotion of sisterhood, philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian-Awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships.[1]

Vision Statement[edit]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Inc. will be the most respected, premier network of innovative female leaders within the community by:

• Encouraging the growth of our members through cultural diversity and the expression of individuality;
• Empowering our members to become pioneers for philanthropic, cultural, and scholastic programs worldwide;
• Developing strategic collaborations and partnerships; and
• Supporting initiatives promoting the sustainability of our organization and its mission.[1]

Philanthropy[edit]

National Philanthropy: alpha Kappa Delta Phi supports breast cancer awareness through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.[3][4][5] The mission of alpha Kappa Delta Phi's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is three-fold:

  • To raise funds on a national level to contribute to a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer
  • To dedicate at least one Service Event per chapter/colony to Breast Cancer Awareness in October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
  • To develop a comprehensive page on our national website that provides links to breast cancer resources

alpha Kappa Delta Phi has raised awareness about breast cancer and early detection since its campaign's inception in 1998.[3] In addition, they host Breast Cancer Awareness banquets, information sessions, workshops, and discussion groups. Throughout the rest of the year, sisters from chapters around the country continue to increase campus and community awareness to the dangers of breast cancer. In 2006, the sorority raised over $30,000 as a national organization for breast cancer awareness.[citation needed] In 2008, the sorority raised and donated over $35,000.[citation needed] In 2012, the sorority raised and donated over $62,000.[6]

Chapters[edit]

The following are the chapters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi.[7]

Full Fledged[edit]

Associate Chapters[edit]

Colonies[edit]

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