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 Installation Banquet
Spring 2019 Active House
29th Annual National Convention