Alpha Phi has been invited to colonize at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.; Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.; and Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. this winter.
On October 4, Alpha Phi's extension team presented at Northern Arizona University, located 150 miles north of Phoenix and four hours south of Las Vegas. A Phoenix-area alumnae reception was held the day prior in Scottsdale, Ariz. In mid-October, Alpha Phi was officially notified of its invitation to colonize. Focus groups took place November 2-4 in order to conduct additional campus research, determine marketing plans and set colonization dates. NAU's Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs) will arrive on campus the week of January 9, and colonization events will take place January 25-31. "We are all very much looking forward to helping advance our Alpha Phi presence in the Southwest," says Jenny Holsman (Gamma Pi-Arizona State).
On December 5, Alpha Phi received notification of its invitation to re-colonize its Theta Delta chapter at Creighton University, originally active on the campus from 1990-2003. A reception was held for Omaha-area alumnae on October 24, and the presentation took place October 25-26. Also invited to present were Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Xi Delta. ELCs will arrive on Creighton's campus the week of January 9 and formal recruitment will take place January 12-16. Colonization events will follow formal recruitment. "We are so excited about the opportunity to return Theta Delta chapter to its home," says International President Linda Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach).
Alpha Phi's most recent invitation was extended by Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., located two hours northeast of Atlanta and two hours southwest of Charlotte. A reception was held in Clemson on November 17, and the presentation took place November 18. Also presenting were Phi Mu and Alpha Xi Delta. On December 7, Clemson invited Alpha Phi to join its Greek Community. On January 5, ELCs will arrive on campus to participate in a Greek Leadership retreat, and the month of January will focus primarily on introducing Alpha Phi to the Greek Community and the campus. Colonization will take place in early February.
"We are pleased to bring Alpha Phi chapters to these outstanding academic institutions and are proud to welcome the fine students on these campuses into our membership." said Linda Kahangi, Executive Director.