Kappa Phi Lambda

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Kappa Phi Lambda
ΚΦΛ
KappaPhiLambda Crest.jpg
Founded March 9th, 1995
Binghamton University
Type Cultural
Motto Sisterhood, Service, Cultural Diversity
Colors Scarlet Red      White      Heather Grey     
Flower Orchid
Jewel Diamond
Mascot Phoenix
Philanthropy CARE
Chapters 21
Colonies 6
Members 3,000+ lifetime
Nicknames Kappas, KPL
Website http://kappaphilambda.org

Kappa Phi Lambda (ΚΦΛ) is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit, Asian interest sorority that was founded on March 9, 1995 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. The sorority was conceived through the notion of an organization that would provide a culturally sound and educationally inspiring grounding for Asian-American women.[1] Represented at 27 schools with over 3,000 members nationally, Kappa Phi Lambda is one of the fastest expanding Asian-American interest sororities in the United States. Kappa Phi Lambda is a cultural sorority. It promotes the ideal of philanthropy by adoption of CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, as its national philanthropy.

Kappa Phi Lambda is a member of the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA).[2]

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Seven women came together to establish Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University on March 9, 1995. The seven founders were Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang.[1]

This sorority is open to women of all nationalities and backgrounds who want to learn about, actively speak for, and represent Pan-Asian culture.[1]

Kappa Phi Lambda's participating schools included Northeastern University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, and University of Connecticut.[3]

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