Alpha Phi is pleased to announce that it installed its Iota Chi chapter at Yale University on March 6, 2016. The event was celebrated at an installation banquet at the New Haven Lawn Club after its founding members were initiated into Alpha Phi that morning at Sudler Recital Hall on the Yale campus.
Burgwell J. Howard, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Student Engagement spoke at the event to welcome the new chapter and inspired collegians to fully embrace the opportunity that sorority membership provides and use it to make a positive impact on campus and in their community. The chapter charter was presented to Skylar Inman, Chapter President, by Sally McCall Grant, Alpha Phi's National Panhellenic Conference Delegate and Past Alpha Phi International President.
Linda Kahangi, Executive Director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, stated, "Alpha Phi has aspired to join the Yale community for decades and is thrilled to welcome 106 exceptional Yale women as founding members of the Iota Chi chapter."
Alpha Phi joined the Yale community as its fourth National Panhellenic Council (NPC) sorority, joining Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi.
Founded in 1701, Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. The third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, Yale is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Alpha Phi, founded in 1872, is one of the first Greek societies for women and was founding member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The organization is comprised of 165 collegiate chapters and over 135 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada, including four other Ivy League campuses.