In September, Alpha Phi began the colonization process at the University of Utah (Beta Sigma) in Salt Lake City, Utah and Whitman College (Beta Phi) in Walla Walla, Wash.
Beta Sigma's debut at the University of Utah took place in August with visiting members from Washington (Sigma), Oregon (Tau), UCLA (Beta Delta), Arizona (Beta Epsilon) and Oregon State (Beta Upsilon). The women of these chapters introduced the campus to Alpha Phi at several back-to-back campus events in addition to the first round of formal recruitment. The colonization took place September 12-16, 2011 and welcomed more than 50 new members to Alpha Phi. Since that time, the colony has continued to grow through Continuous Open Bidding.
Rebecca Zanatta (Beta Rho-Washington State) serves as the Team Lead for Utah and says the following about the colonization: "We are so happy to be back at the University of Utah. Our new members are already participating in campus and Greek philanthropy activities. One week after Bid Day they made their debut in the Songfest competition, and they are very excited to be a part of Alpha Phi!""
The colonization of Beta Phi at Whitman College began with the first round of formal recruitment on September 10, 2011, with members from Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) in attendance. The colonization events took place the week of September 25, 2011, and more than 30 women were pledged to Alpha Phi's newest colony. Beta Phi is now organized into committees and has begun to grow through Continuous Open Bidding.
Cindy Maki (Beta Zeta- Idaho), Team Lead for Whitman, says the following about the colonization process: "I am very excited to see our new colony grow. We have established a great foundation of members and will be able to make big strides both in the Greek System and on their welcoming campus. Our new members are smart, involved, well-rounded and a good representation of the Whitman community."
Alpha Phi looks forward to the continued growth of both colonies and congratulates its newest members at both Utah and Whitman.