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Alpha Phi

A group of Alpha Phi members wearing matching blue shirts.

In 1872, Alpha Phi was founded as a Women’s Fraternity at Syracuse University. In the decades since our founding, Alpha Phi has spread to become a National Sorority which prides itself on creating a supportive sisterhood for collegiate women to strive to achieve academically and in extra-curriculars. At Whitman College, Alpha Phi is committed to providing a sisterhood for women to bond, create memories and achieve.

From weekend functions, to study tables, to formal dinners, to sisterhood trips off campus, Alpha Phi provides a constant network of support and opportunity for women to succeed in all aspects of collegiate life. Through opportunities for leadership such as the Executive Counsel, to the “Big & Little” program, Alpha Phi is a unique college opportunity, with rewards that will last a lifetime. Our motto, “union hand in hand,” is the common thread that empowers us to act with courage, passion and responsibility, within our sorority and beyond. By working together actively and respectfully, we strive to elevate Whitman College and Alpha Phi, and to ensure the joint success of our sisters and our sisterhood for years to come.

“Fast Facts”

  • Nickname: APhi
  • Flower: Forget-Me-Not & Lily of the Valley
  • Colors: Silver & Bordeaux
  • Mascot: the “Phi” Bear
  • Symbol: Ivy Leaf
  • Instagram: @whitmanalphaphi

As APhis at Whitman College, we also pride ourselves on our dedication to scholarship and academic excellence. At least one member is represented in each discipline and APhis are well respected and successful within their individual fields. Alpha Phi excels academically and consistently achieves an impressive average GPA of above 3.4.

President: Alexandra Mendenhall (mendenha@whitman.edu)

Advisor: Heather Nelson (heathermcnelson@hotmail.com)

Housing Director: Jane Arkes (rjarkes@aol.com), 503-799-0798

Advisor: Liv Liponis (liponiom@whitman.edu)

Sam's Law: No violations in the last 5 years.

National Alpha Phi Chapter

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