Alpha Phi is Angelo State University's newest women's fraternity that was established this May. Established in 1872, Alpha Phi is one of the oldest and largest international sororities that has 173 collegiate chapters in and around the U.S. and Canada. Texas alone happens to have 8 chapters.

Alpha Phi is a social organization with National Philanthropy focused on the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s heart health.

According to Educational Leadership Consultant Alison Emerick, this year there are about 20 consultants paid by the fraternity to travel the United States and go to other collegiate chapters, and at the moment Emerick is in charge of setting up ASU's chapter.

The process of bringing Alpha Phi to campus started back in 2019 when the two established sororities Delta Zata and Sigma Kappa voted to invite a new chapter to campus. Alpha Phi was elected to present a presentation to the panel in March of 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19. Alpha Phi was able to present in April of 2021 and received an invitation to be on campus in late May of 2021.

Membership recruitment started in August where interviews were conducted by several local Alpha Phi Alum to determine who was a good fit for the sorority.

Alpha Phi extended more than thirty bids to membership on campus but the recruitment process will continue through the semester.

The candidates will not be inducted until April of 2022 where Alpha Phi will hold an event to celebrate the induction of its newest members.

There is currently no executive board for Alpha Phi at the moment but there will be five committees focusing on sisterhood, social events, philanthropy events, marketing and recruitment. These committees will give members a chance to see if they wish to be in a position of leadership before elections in late October early November.

In addition to tailgates, fundraisers and other campus activities Alpha Phi plans on identifying a local community partner that they can support.

For more information, you can reach out to Emerick at angeloalphaphi@gmail.com 

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