Welcome back, Kappa chapter!
Alpha Phi is pleased to announce plans to recolonize its Kappa chapter at Stanford University this spring. Stanford's Inter-Sorority Council announced its selection of Alpha Phi on Wednesday, December 1. Alpha Phi's International Executive Board voted unanimously to accept the invitation. Alpha Phi will be joining the Stanford Greek community in spring 2011, and upon installation the colony will become Alpha Phi's Kappa chapter and will carry on the legacy of the chapter which was originally colonized in 1899.
In addition to its Extension team, Alpha Phi's presentation at Stanford featured its International President, Executive Director, NPC Delegate and several past International Executive Board members. Also present were many local alumnae and alumnae from the Kappa chapter, including Marylou Taylor (Kappa '46) and Gretchen Alarcon, who served as the Kappa chapter president when it closed. This strong presence of alumnae was key to Alpha Phi's success in securing a recolonization invitation.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Established more than a century ago by founders Jane and Leland Stanford, the university was designed, as clearly stated in the Founding Grant, to prepare students "for personal success and direct usefulness in life" and "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Today Stanford University remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students to become the next generation of leaders. More information on Stanford can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/