alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. is the largest and only international Asian-interest sorority in the world. We are made up of thousands of undergraduate and alumnae sisters and are a rapidly growing network of successful female leaders. We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation in the promotion of sisterhood, philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian Awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships.
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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.
The 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, dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization, which would provide Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system. The founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi's purpose.
Since then, the sisterhood has spread to prominent university campuses across the country. It is the sincere wish of the founding sisters that alpha Kappa Delta Phi continue to promote Asian Awareness in the community and leadership for women by providing each woman with the resources, unique sisterly support and understanding to achieve her goals in life.
A dream was well within reach when an interest group for alpha Kappa Delta Phi, known as the Organization of Asian American Sisters (OAAS), was first established at the University of Maryland, College Park in the summer of 2000. Sisterhood, leadership, academic excellence, and service were key ideals OAAS sought to uphold. Unfortunately, after a year of commitment, the group fell short in fulfilling its dream. Kristen Bang and Mei-Ling Lew, two original members of OAAS, revived their dream with the help of ten new sisters.
Together, Kristen Bang, Nhu-Uyen Cung, Diana Lai, Cindy Lee, Mei-Ling Lew, Coco Li, Macy Ng, Nancy Nguyen, Jenny Oh, Amy Stewart, Teresa Tien, and Dana Wong began their journey to find the true meaning of sisterhood.
On December 14, 2002, the National Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi welcomed the University of Maryland, College Park into their eternal sisterhood. With a strong foundation built by the charter class, the purpose and traditions of alpha Kappa Delta Phi will remain strong for generations to come.
On May 26, 2019, the active house achieved Associate status. Although it was challenging, they strengthened their sisterhood and reached new heights with the unwavering support of alumnae, National Board, and sisters across the nation.
Fall 2002 Charter Class
Spring 2019 Active House
29th Annual National Convention
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, ALWAYS
Sisterhood lasts far beyond your undergraduate years. aKDPhi strives to create deep and lasting emotional connections that foster timeless friendships.
Wherever you go, you will have a home away from home. Experience a new sense of freedom and empowerment with the support of over 9,000 sisters across the nation.
DRIVING CHANGE WITH FEARLESS IDEAS
Sisters serve as tutors, peer mentors, and teaching assistants to one another and to the community. aKDPhi understands that helping one another positively impacts our collective success in our academic and professional endeavors. We provide the necessary skills, programs, and materials for each sister to achieve her goals in life.
Our chapter GPA has been ranked TOP 3 in our campus' Multicultural Greek Council since 2014!
TRANSLATING VISIONS INTO REALITY
Women in leadership are essential for the progression and success of our society.
aKDPhi cultivates future female leaders by providing opportunities on the chapter, campus, community, and national level. Our sisters help each other develop and perfect many skills to spice up resumes and prepare for life after graduation.
ENRICHING APPRECIATION THROUGH CULTURE
aKDPhi sheds light on the rich history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through facilitating conversation about current events.
While we are an Asian-interest sorority, we are not Asian-exclusive. Our sisters celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of all those who continue to give to our country, and we proudly embrace all different cultures and backgrounds.
WORKING FOR A BRIGHTER COMMUNITY
Volunteering allows sisters to become active members of their community. Outside of our philanthropic work, we involve ourselves in various service projects.
Our chapter uses sisters' personal interests and incorporates them into the service activities we participate in. Through aKDPhi, we can collectively create a positive impact on our society.