Alpha Phi to Recolonize at Whitman

Alpha Phi is pleased to announce plans to recolonize its Beta Phi chapter at Whitman College next fall.  Whitman's Panhellenic Extension Committee announced the selection of Alpha Phi, pending faculty approval this spring, on Monday, Oct. 25.  Alpha Phi's International Executive Board voted unanimously to accept the invitation.  Alpha Phi will be joining the Whitman Greek community in fall 2011, and upon installation the colony will become Alpha Phi's Beta Phi chapter and will carry on the legacy of the chapter which was originally colonized in 1948.

 

Alpha Phi's selection was due in large part to the support shown by Beta Phis and other Alpha Phi alumnae in the Walla Walla area.  "There are quite a few Alpha Phi alums in Walla Walla, and a lot of [them] went to Whitman and were Alpha Phis at Whitman thirty years ago . . . They are really going to be willing to help this chapter and get it started," said junior Heather Smith, president of Whitman's Panhellenic Association.

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Whitman is a nationally recognized, highly selective, residential liberal arts college. Since becoming a college in 1882, Whitman College has a history of graduating ethical, unpretentious leaders and has a 91 percent graduation rate.  Currently Whitman has four fraternities and three sororities, which make up over 30% of the student population. More information on Whitman can be found at http://www.whitman.edu/