Alpha Phi Gamma (sorority)

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Alpha Phi Gamma
ΑΦΓ
Alpha Phi Gamma (sorority).jpg
Founded February 1, 1994; 20 years ago (1994-02-01)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
Type Social
Scope National
Colors      Burgundy and      Crème[1]
Flower Tulip
Jewel Ruby and Diamond
Mascot Baby Panda Bear
Philanthropy National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Chapters 10
Nickname A-Phi-G
Homepage http://www.alphaphigamma.org

Alpha Phi Gamma (Greek: ΑΦΓ, also known as A-Phi-G) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on February 1, 1994 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).[2]

History and purpose[edit]

Alpha Phi Gamma was founded on February 1, 1994 and was the first Asian-American interest sorority to be established at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The sorority strives to promote sisterhood, service, academic excellence, personal development, and Asian awareness. Although Alpha Phi Gamma is an Asian-interest sorority, its sisters believe strongly in the importance of diversity and accept women of all nationalities.

Alpha Phi Gamma is a member of the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA).[3]

Philanthropy[edit]

Since 1999, Alpha Phi Gamma's official National Philanthropy has been the Fight Against Violence Towards Women. The Sisters chose this philanthropy because they wanted to focus on a cause that was not as strongly supported as others, but affected the lives of many women around the world.

Members of Alpha Phi Gamma support the cause through fundraising, raising awareness through on-campus programs, and volunteer efforts at shelters and organizations. In addition, during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, Alpha Phi Gamma joins together on a national level to volunteer time to raise awareness and help fundraise for this important cause.

In November 2009, Alpha Phi Gamma strengthened their commitment by becoming a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Founding Sisters[edit]

Alpha Phi Gamma was made possible through the commitment and hard work of:

  • Allex Choi
  • Candy Cunanan
  • Christine Nguyen
  • Sandie Rillera
  • Kolleen Kim
  • Grace Hsieh
  • Jennifer Oku

Chapters[edit]

Alpha Phi Gamma currently has nine active chapters, two colonies, and two associate colonies.[4]

Collegiate Chapters Founding Institution Location Chaptered Date
Alpha California State Polytechnic University, Pomona[5] Pomona, California February 1, 1994[6]
Beta Northern Illinois University[7] DeKalb, Illinois June 14, 1999[8]
Gamma San Diego State University[9] San Diego, California May 20, 2000[10]
Delta University of Arizona[11][12] Tucson, Arizona May 26, 2002[13]
Epsilon DePaul University[14] Chicago, Illinois May 28, 2006[15]
Zeta Michigan State University[16][17] East Lansing, Michigan May 28, 2006[18]
Eta University of Missouri[19] Columbia, Missouri July 18, 2009[20]
Theta Colorado State University[21] Fort Collins, Colorado June 26, 2010[22]
Iota University of Nevada, Las Vegas[23] Paradise, Nevada June 16, 2012[24]
Kappa University of Nevada, Reno[25] Reno, Nevada May 21, 2011[26]
Colony University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois February 26, 2012 (Colonization)
Associate Colony State University of New York, Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York May 20, 2000 (Charter)[27]
Associate Colony University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas June 20, 2003 (Charter)[28]

National Board Members[edit]

2013-2014 National Board: - President: Stella Fuentes, NIU - Vice President: Mai Nguyen, CSU - Ritual Chancellor: Michelleann Avilla, CSU - Treasurer: Jenny Lau, UNR - Expansion: Hyzel Futotana, DPU - Sisterhood: Christiane Dolores, UNLV - Philanthropy: Karen Pho, UA - Secretary: Kristina Moore, Missouri - West Coast Senator: Jennifer DeOcampo, UNLV - Midwest Senator: Amanda Saycocie, DPU

2012-2013 National Board: - President: Stella Fuentes, NIU - Vice President: Michelleann Avilla, CSU - Ritual Chancellor: Christiane Dolores, UNLV - Treasurer: Michelle Vargas, NIU - Expansion: Hyzel Futotana, DPU - Sisterhood: Kim Mosberger, Missouri - Philanthropy: Lily Zhen, NIU - Secretary: Theresa Medina, DPU - West Coast Senator: Jessica Dawana, UNLV - Midwest Senator: Crystal Mac, NIU

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