alpha Kappa Delta Phi is an international Asian-interest sorority with 50 chapters located at numerous universities across the United States and in Canada. Thousands of undergraduate and alumnae sisters support the rapidly growing network of strong and successful women in the organization. alpha Kappa Delta Phi is part of the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), which it helped charter in 2006.
Visit alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s official sorority website at www.akdphi.org.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. fosters the making of successful leaders by assisting and challenging our members to reach their maximum potential. 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.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Inc. will be the most respected, premier network of innovative female leaders within the community by:
- Encouraging the growth of our members through cultural diversity and the expression of individuality;
- Empowering our members to become pioneers for philanthropic, cultural, and scholastic programs worldwide;
- Developing strategic collaborations and partnerships; and
- Supporting initiatives promoting the sustainability of our organization and its mission.
|A||Berkeley, CA||Spring 1990|
|Β||University of California, Davis||Spring 1990|
|Γ||University of California, San Diego||Winter 1992|
|Δ||University of California, Santa Cruz||Spring 1992|
|Ε||Riverside, CA||Summer 1992|
|Ζ||Stanford University||Spring 1993|
|Η||University of Texas, Austin||Fall 1993|
|Θ||University of Pennsylvania||Fall 1994|
|Ι||University of Houston||Fall 1994|
|Κ||University of California, Irvine||Fall 1994|
|Λ||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Winter 1996|
|Μ||California State University, Sacramento||Spring 1996|
|Ν||Pennsylvania State University||Fall 1994|
|Ξ||San Jose State University||Spring 1995|
|Ο||California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||Spring 1996|
|Π||University of Washington||Spring 1998|
|Ρ||State University of New York, Buffalo||Spring 1997|
|Σ||University of Virginia||Fall 1999|
|T||Cornell University||Spring 1997|
|Υ||University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign||Spring 2000|
|X||University of Oklahoma||Spring 2005|
|Ψ||Rutgers University||Spring 2000|
|AA||University of South Florida||Spring 2006|
|AB||Duke University||Spring 2006|
|AΓ||State University of New York, Stony Brook||Winter 1999|
|AΔ||University of Florida||Fall 2008|
|Boston University||Spring 1996|
|The Johns Hopkins University||Winter 1997|
|Baylor University||Fall 1997|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Fall 1998|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Spring 2001|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Spring 1996|
|State University of New York, Binghamton||Spring 2003|
|Duke University||Spring 2006|
|The City University of New York, Baruch College||Fall 2009|
|Michigan State University||Fall 1998|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Spring 2006|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Spring 2002|
|James Madison University||Spring 2003|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Spring 2008|
|The Florida State University||Spring 2001|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Fall 2002|
|Purdue University at West Lafayette||Fall 2003|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Fall 2003|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County||Fall 2005|
|University of Toronto||Winter 2010|
|University of Chicago||Fall 2010|
|New York University||Spring 1999|
|St. John's University||Spring 2013|
|University of Texas, Arlington||Spring 2015|
|California State University San Marcos||Spring 2015|
The Avon Walks are non-competitive weekend fundraising walks for all fitness levels. Since the launch of the series in 2003, more than $320 million has been raised through the dedication of over 120,000 participating women and men. The Walks take place in 9 cities, covering 39 miles in two days, and raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Progress has been made but there is still a new diagnosis of breast cancer in the U.S. every 3 minutes. The Avon Foundation for Women supports research to accelerate knowledge about the causes, diagnosis, treatments, and ways to prevent breast cancer. It works to facilitate research collaborations and to identify and fund new research directions. The Foundation also supports efforts to ensure the best quality of care for all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
aKDPhi’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Mission
- To raise funds on a national level to contribute to a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer
- To dedicate at least one Service Event per chapter/colony to Breast Cancer Awareness in October
- To develop a comprehensive page on our national website that provides links to breast cancer resources
In 1998, alpha Kappa Delta Phi launched its first-ever National Service project. Through our 22 chapter effort, we dedicated the year of 1998-99 to Breast Cancer Awareness by educating ourselves, our college campuses, and our communities. Through the efforts of our active sisters and alumnae, we have raised over $250,000 throughout the years for breast cancer research. In addition to raising funds, awareness is spread on all our campus communities through service projects, workshops, informational booths, or forums.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi is a proud exclusive partner of Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
Breast Cancer Awareness Resources
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. Soon after being recognized by the College Panhellenic Association, the founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals were to later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s purpose.
The love and generosity that each member had for the organization was instrumental to the growth of alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s reputation as a sorority, as well as to the forging of unbreakable friendships. The sisterhood has since then spread to prominent university campuses across the country. To meet the needs of the growing sisterhood, the National Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established in May of 1993 at the National Convention in Santa Barbara, California.
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.
To continue the sisterhood after graduation, the National Alumnae Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established in the Fall of 2002 under the initiation of the National Board Alumnae Chair, Sophia Yen, UC Berkeley alumna. The 2002-2003 National Alumnae Board then set the foundation for the establishment of the National Alumnae Association.