Alpha Phi at Ole Miss
The Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi was founded at the University of Mississippi on April 3rd, 2016. With over 350 active members today, we are proud to celebrate the strong legacy we have built over the last five years.
About Alpha Phi International
Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 as one of the first Greek societies for women. Alpha Phi is dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. The organization is comprised of 173 collegiate chapters and 150 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.
Our Current Executive Council
“Living in the house made Alpha Phi even more of a home than it already was. It’s definitely something I’ll look back on and be glad I was able to live in such a nice home filled with so many great girls during my college years.”
-Brita Lottier PC'18
Our Fraternity's Milestones
1875 invited Frances E. Willard (a women's suffrage leader) to become the first alumna
1886 became the first women's fraternity in America to build and occupy its own
1888 established the Alpha Phi Quarterly, an award-winning magazine that has been published continuously to the present day.
1894 became the first women's fraternity to use "traveling delegates," now known as Educational Leadership Consultants.
1902 called the inter-sorority meeting that resulted in the formation of the association now known as the National Panhellenic Conference, which then included Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Delta Delta Delta. This was the first intergroup organization on college campuses.
1905 had a member, Frances E. Willard, recognized by the U.S. Congress who placed a statue of her in Statuary Hall in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, the first woman to be so recognized. The pose is typical of her, standing at a lectern with a manuscript in her hand.
1906 became an "International" fraternity when Xi chapter was chartered at the University of Toronto.
1922 on the 50th anniversary accumulated a $50,000 endowment fund.
1940 had a member, Frances E. Willard, portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp.
1964 made 100 commemorative gavels from the cherry and birch stair railing of the first sorority house and presented them to the collegiate chapters, with the wish that they might serve as a "continuing reminder of Alpha Phi ideals which have stayed so constant over the past years."
1986 introduced RESPOND: A Forum for Supportive Action, an anti-victimization education program dealing with alcohol abuse, acquaintance rape, eating disorders, suicide, hazing, and harassment.
1988 introduced risk management education to collegians.
1990 introduced a peer education program for AIDS education.
1995 became the first NPC inter/national member to have a site on the World Wide
2002 invented the RPC Alternative Method for Release Figures Management, now used
for Panhellenic recruitment nationwide.
2004 The Alpha Phi Foundation developed its own Red Dress pin as a symbol of heart
health for women everywhere.
2006 became the first women's fraternity to develop a values-based leadership institute
for emerging leaders based on women's developmental leadership theories.
2008 joined the social media revolution. Became the first NPC member to produce an