It Began with Innovation

The innovative leadership and organizational practices of Alpha Phi's Founders in 1872 set the spirit for the Alpha Phi of today ... a sisterhood that values the past but looks forward to the progress offered by the future. Alpha Phi’s historical collections provide a glimpse into this past, and the lives of Alpha Phi women, and the collegiate experience in North America since the late-19th century. Explore the historical collections here.


Featured 150 Story

Story #001: The First Convention

In celebration of Alpha Phi’s 150th Anniversary in 2022, we proudly share stories and moments that have created the legacy of sisterhood originally launched by our ten founders and which we still hold dear today.



Learn about major events and trends throughout the history of Alpha Phi since its founding in 1872.


Chapters & Members

More than 268,000 women have become members of Alpha Phi throughout its history and 224 collegiate chapters have been established, 173 of which are active today. Search by collegiate chapter or individual member.