Alpha Phi is pleased to announce that it will be expanding to Yale University in Fall 2015. The invitation to colonize was extended by the Yale Panhellenic Council on April 28, 2015 after a competitive selection process and was accepted by the Alpha Phi extension team after a unanimous positive vote from Alpha Phi's International Executive Board.
Linda Kahangi, Executive Director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, stated, "Alpha Phi has aspired to join the Yale community for decades and looks forward to welcoming exceptional Yale women into its membership."
Alpha Phi will join the Yale community as its fourth National Panhellenic Council (NPC) sorority, joining Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi. The initial membership recruitment process will begin with Camp Yale, prior to classes starting for the 2015-16 school year, and will extend throughout the fall semester.
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 164 collegiate chapters and over 135 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada, including four other Ivy League campuses.