About aKDPhi

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General Information

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.

Sorority Traditions

CREED: Love and Friendship
MOTTO: “Timeless Friendship Through Sisterhood”
COLORS: Purple and White
FLOWER: Iris
SYMBOL: Hourglass
STONE: Diamond

Pillars

SISTERHOOD
SCHOLARSHIP
LEADERSHIP
SERVICE
ASIAN AWARENESS

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Locations

Full-Fledged Chapters

ABerkeley, CASpring 1990
ΒUniversity of California, DavisSpring 1990
ΓUniversity of California, San DiegoWinter 1992
ΔUniversity of California, Santa CruzSpring 1992
ΕRiverside, CASummer 1992
ΖStanford UniversitySpring 1993
ΗUniversity of Texas, AustinFall 1993
ΘUniversity of PennsylvaniaFall 1994
ΙUniversity of HoustonFall 1994
ΚUniversity of California, IrvineFall 1994
ΛUniversity of Michigan, Ann ArborWinter 1996
ΜCalifornia State University, SacramentoSpring 1996
ΝPennsylvania State UniversityFall 1994
ΞSan Jose State UniversitySpring 1995
ΟCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoSpring 1996
ΠUniversity of WashingtonSpring 1998
ΡState University of New York, BuffaloSpring 1997
ΣUniversity of VirginiaFall 1999
TCornell UniversitySpring 1997
ΥUniversity of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignSpring 2000
XUniversity of OklahomaSpring 2005
ΨRutgers UniversitySpring 2000
AAUniversity of South FloridaSpring 2006
ABDuke UniversitySpring 2006
State University of New York, Stony BrookWinter 1999
University of FloridaFall 2008

Associate Chapters

 Boston University                                                   Spring 1996
 The Johns Hopkins UniversityWinter 1997
 Baylor UniversityFall 1997
 University of Illinois, ChicagoFall 1998
 University of California, Santa BarbaraSpring 2001
 University of North Carolina, Chapel HillSpring 1996
 State University of New York, BinghamtonSpring 2003
 Duke UniversitySpring 2006
 The City University of New York, Baruch CollegeFall 2009
Michigan State UniversityFall 1998
Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySpring 2006
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversitySpring 2002
James Madison UniversitySpring 2003
University of Wisconsin, MadisonSpring 2008
The Florida State UniversitySpring 2001

Colonies

 University of Maryland, College ParkFall 2002
 Purdue University at West LafayetteFall 2003
 Carnegie Mellon UniversityFall 2003
 University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyFall 2005
 University of TorontoWinter 2010
 University of ChicagoFall 2010
 New York UniversitySpring 1999
St. John's UniversitySpring 2013
University of Texas, ArlingtonSpring 2015
California State University San MarcosSpring 2015

 

Philanthropy

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research and to advance access to care, with a focus on the medically underserved. From its launch in 1992, Avon’s Global Breast Cancer Crusade has expanded to more than 55 countries and by the end of 2009 had raised and awarded more than $640 million. Grants are made in five areas: breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. The largest source of funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

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

 

National History

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.