Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first nineteen women admitted to the newly opened university. Our founders were women with brave hearts that were filled with a noble purpose and with eyes that saw clearly into the future. These were the Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi. Pursuing their studies in a thoroughly male-dominated environment, these women had a pressing need for friends who could sympathize with each other's problems and support each others' aspirations. On September 18, 1872, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi. To learn more about the great legacy of Alpha Phi, check out www.alphaphi.org.
Gamma Zeta Chapter
The Alpha Phi Gamma Zeta Chapter was established in Tacoma Washington in 1953. The women of Alpha Phi hold the same values of scholarship, loyalty, and commitment which bind them to a lifelong friendship. As Alpha Phis we strive to hold our chapter to the high standards set by our founders.