- Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
alpha Kappa Delta Phi (αΚΔΦ) (also known as aKDPhi) is the largest Asian-American interest
sorority. It was founded at the University of California, Berkeleyin the Fall of 1989.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the Spring of 1990 and was recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on
February 7, 1990. The founding sisters - Susan Kim, Fannie Pon, 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 1993 at the National Convention in Santa Barbara, California.
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.
The sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. celebrate four major dates/periods in the calendar year. * January 31: aKDPhi Nationwide Violence Awareness Day and Valerie Zavala Remembrance Day * February 7: aKDPhi Nationwide Founder's Day * April 7: aKDPhi Nationwide Asian American Cultural Awareness Day * October: aKDPhi Nationwide Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Each day, the 44 chapters across the nation host workshops, fundraisers, events, and informational booths to further educate their university and community.
It is the sincere wish of the founding sisters and the charter class that alpha Kappa Delta Phi continue to promote Asian Awareness in the community and leadership opportunities for women by providing each women with the resources, unique sisterly support and understanding to achieve her goals in life.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi have raised awareness about breast cancer and to encourage early detection of breast cancer. They started the campaign in 1998. In 2003-2004, the sorority raised over $25,000 for
Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 27 chapters participated in the Race for the Cure, and hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness forum, workshop, or informational booth on their campus. In 2006, the sorority raised over $30,000 as a national organization for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with nearly 100% of its chapters participating and volunteering in races around the nation, and hosting Breast Cancer Awareness banquets, information sessions, workshops, and discussion groups. Throughout the rest of the year, sisters from chapters around the country continue to increase campus and community awareness to the dangers of Breast Cancer.
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Riverside
University of Texas, Austin
University of Pennsylvania
University of Houston
University of California, Irvine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
California State University, Sacramento
Pennsylvania State University
San Jose State University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of Washington
State University of New York, Buffalo
University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
University of Illinois, Chicago
State University of New York, Stony Brook
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Florida State University
State University of New York, Binghamton
Michigan State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Maryland, College Park
James Madison University
Carnegie Mellon University
*St. John's University
University of Oklahoma
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of South Florida
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
*The UC Santa Cruz "Fish Rap Live!" incident.
* [http://www.akdphi.org alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Website]
* [http://www.akdphialum.org alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Alumnae Website]
* [http://www.greekopedia.com/index.php?title=Alpha_Kappa_Delta_Phi alpha Kappa Delta Phi on Greekopedia]
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