"Union Hand in Hand"
Alpha Phi International
The sisterhood of Alpha Phi stretches across North America through over 170 collegiate campuses and more than 200,000 members. Sisters share a commitment to excellence and a strong desire to support one another and their communities. Alpha Phis are leaders, scholars, contributors and lifetime members of a sisterhood that values these traits.
Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.
The Kappa Zeta Chapter
Kappa Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi colonized in September 2017 and was installed on the McGill campus in April 2018. We are the newest sorority on campus, and we are a young chapter, but are very accomplished and now have over 70 members. In the last year, the chapter held its first major philanthropy event, Alpha Phifa, and held bake-sales to raise money for women’s heart health. Our new Executive Team of 2019 is filled with amazing and determined women who are excited for the opportunity to continue to lead the chapter to even greater success!
The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character; unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members.
Alpha Phi's Symbols
Alpha Phi's original colors were blue and gold. In 1879, noting that a fraternity had colors too similar to hers, Alpha Phi adopted the more distinctive colors of silver and bordeaux.
The flowers of Alpha Phi are the fragrant lily of the valley and the blue and gold forget-me-not, which remind us of our fraternity's original colours. The Forget-Me-Not reminds the sisters of Alpha Phi that our sisters and fraternity will always remember and support them.
The symbol of Alpha Phi is the ivy leaf. The ivy leaf symbolizes the intertwining of philanthropic, intellectual, and social pursuits of an Alpha Phi. As well, it is also symbolic of the way our lives become intertwined with one another's as we become friends and sisters in Alpha Phi.
The Fraternity constellation is Ursa Major, the Great Bear.
The mascot of Alpha Phi, the "Phi Bear," is named after Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and was adopted in 1974.