alpha Kappa Delta Phi

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alpha Kappa Delta Phi
αΚΔΦ
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FoundedFebruary 7, 1990; 29 years ago (February 7, 1990)
University of California, Berkeley
TypeSocial
ScopeInternational
MottoTimeless Friendship Through Sisterhood
ColorsPurple and White          
SymbolHourglass
FlowerIris
JewelDiamond
MascotPhoenix
Chapters57[1]
Websitehttp://www.akdphi.org

alpha Kappa Delta Phi (αΚΔΦ) (also known as aKDPhi) is an Asian-interest[2] sorority founded at the University of California, Berkeley.[2] alpha Kappa Delta Phi is part of the National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), which it helped charter in 2006. alpha Kappa Delta Phi currently has 57 chapters in North America, and is the largest Asian-American interest sorority in the United States and Canada.

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 sorority which would offer Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system while also establishing an organization which would last as a strong tradition. ".[2]

During the fall of 2002, the National Alumnae Board was established under the guidance of the National Board Alumnae Chair, Sophia Yen, to oversee the expansion and growth of the sorority’s alumnae. The 2002-2003 National Alumnae Board strongly desired a working organization that would provide programs and services to all alumnae. This idea later blossomed into the formation of the National Alumnae Association. With a true grassroots beginning, the National Alumnae Board’s initial activity focused on creating a mentoring program that would drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. The success of the mentorship initiative led to the addition of a scholarship program that would award financial aid to sisters looking to further their education. Over the years, the National Alumnae Board has proudly sponsored many programs to edify our alumnae in helping them pursue their dreams, passions, and legacies. To date, the National Alumnae Association is still holding fast to its purpose: to continue the sisterhood after graduation. As such, it remains the leading avenue for our alumnae to connect with one another and express their timeless affection and everlasting devotion to alpha Kappa Delta Phi.[2]

Asian Awareness[edit]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi promotes Asian Awareness, one of its founding principles, by encouraging its members to be constantly aware of and involved in Asian American issues in their communities. Chapters host events such as forums, presentations, and workshops. Many of these events take place during May, which is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.[citation needed]

Philanthropy[edit]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi's national philanthropy is breast cancer awareness.[3][4][5]

alpha Kappa Delta Phi's breast cancer awareness campaign began in 1998, and its exclusive partnership with Avon began in 2010 and ended in 2017.[3] The sorority hosts breast cancer awareness banquets, information sessions, workshops, and discussion groups. 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] In 2016, the sorority raised and donated over $102,000, hitting the half of a million mark in terms of the total dollar amount donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade since the start of their partnership in 2010.

Chapters[edit]

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

Full Fledged Chapters[edit]

Associate Chapters[edit]

Colonies[edit]

Inactive Chapters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Info Archived 2013-08-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d aKDPhi General Information
  3. ^ a b Breast Cancer Awareness Archived 2011-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosts breast cancer awareness activities
  5. ^ Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority honored for commitment. Archived 2011-02-14 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2013-02-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ alpha Kappa Delta Phi Chapters Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine

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