Alpha Phi Gamma (sorority)

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Alpha Phi Gamma
ΑΦΓ
Alpha Phi Gamma (sorority).jpg
Founded February 1, 1994; 23 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 11 Chapters, 2 Associated Colonies, 2 Colonies
Nickname APhiG
Homepage http://www.alphaphigamma.org

Alpha Phi Gamma (Greek: ΑΦΓ, also known as APhiG) 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 was made possible through the commitment and hard work of Allex Choi, Candy Cunanan, Christine Nguyen, Sandie Rillera, Kolleen Kim, Grace Hsieh and Jennifer Oku.

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

Philanthropy[edit]

Alpha Phi Gamma’s official National Philanthropy is the Fight Against Violence Towards Women. The origins of our National Philanthropy began at our First National Conference in 1999. During this gathering, our Sisters voted to focus on a cause that was not as strongly supported as others, but affected the lives of many women around the world. Thus began our passion in helping to fight against violence towards women and marking us as one of the first organizations to focus on this important cause.

Since then, our Sisters across the nation have committed their efforts in volunteering with shelters and organizations, and to help raise funds for this cause. Our Sisters seek to spread awareness of this cause to build support in our communities year-round. In addition, during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, Alpha Phi Gamma joins together on a national level to volunteer time, 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. The NCADV is a non-profit grassroots membership organization working to:

  • Eliminate Domestic Violence
  • Empower Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Unite Our Voices
  • Alert and Educate the Public
  • Build Partnerships

Chapters[edit]

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

Chapter Rank Founding institution Location Chaptered date
Alpha Active Chapter California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona, California February 1, 1994
Beta Active Chapter Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois June 14, 1999
Gamma Active Chapter San Diego State University San Diego, California May 20, 2000
Delta Active Chapter University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona May 26, 2002
Epsilon Active Chapter DePaul University Chicago, Illinois May 28, 2006
Zeta Associate Chapter Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan May 28, 2006
Eta Active Chapter University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri July 18, 2009
Theta Active Chapter Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado June 26, 2010
Iota Active Chapter University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, Nevada June 16, 2012
Kappa Associate Chapter University of Nevada, Reno Reno, Nevada May 21, 2011
Lambda Active Chapter University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois February 26, 2012
Colony University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota June 15, 2014
Colony North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina June 14, 2015
Associate Colony State University of New York, Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York May 20, 2000
Associate Colony University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas June 20, 2003

National Board members[edit]

2016-2017 National Executive Board[5]

Board Members
President Christine Nguyen-Salves, UA
Vice President of Internal Affairs Jena Junsay, UNLV
Vice President of External Affairs Kathleen Krilanovich, UNR
Vice President of Membership Christina Carpio, NIU
Vice President of Finance Jenny Lau, UNR
Executive Secretary Linh Luu, UNR
Chief of Staff Rita Cheng, CPP

See also

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