History of Alpha Phi International
Alpha Phi was founded on October 10, 1872 at Syracuse University. Our ten founding sisters are Clara Bradley Wheeler Baker Burdette, Hattie Florence Chidester Lukens, Martha Emily Foote Crow, Ida Arabella Gilbert DeLamanter Houghton, Jane Sara Higham, Kate Elizabeth Hogoboom Gilbert, Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults, Rena A. Michaels Atchison, Louise Viola Shepard Hancock, and Clara Sittser Williams. Their leadership and guidance allowed our sisterhood to grow to include over 150 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Our original ten founders were brave and strong women who saw a need for a social center, a place of conference, a tie that should unite a circle of friends who could sympathize with one another in their perplexities. Out of this need, they created Alpha Phi.
Your daughter may be the perfect Alpha Phi and our chapter could be her second home. The Delta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi has celebrated our parent relations by hosting events such Dad's Weekend in the fall and Mom's Weekend in the spring.
We appreciate everything you do as our parents and want to assure you that Alpha Phi is a home away from home for your daughter. You can be confident that your daughter will find the opportunities in Alpha Phi that will propel her to be successful throughout the course of her lifetime. Alpha Phi grants academic support, community involvement, leadership oppotunities, character development, sisterhood, and loyalty. We hope you will return often to to read about the accomplishments our sisters are making at University of Iowa.
Please contact our Director of Parent Relations with any questions concerning the Delta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi and the University of Iowa Greek life experience.
An Alumnae event is currently being planned for October 2016! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our Director of Alumnae Relations, Lyndi Roecker.
Dad's Weekend 2016 will be held in November! We cannot wait for all of our dads to be with us in Iowa City!
Fall Formal Recruitment begins on Friday, August 26th! Alpha Phi is very excited to host over 1,000 potential new members at our home. We are delighted to meet these great women and welcome new members into our sisterhood.