On April 2, 2011, Alpha Phi International Fraternity celebrated the installation of its Iota Omicron chapter at Worchester Polytechnic Institute in Worchester, Massachusetts. Alpha Phi International accepted the invitation to establish in October, participated in formal recruitment in November and officially established at the end of January. WPI installation events began Friday night with the Court of Ivy ceremony held on campus in Higgins House, where local alumnae joined. Initiation ensued Saturday morning at Mechanics Hall in downtown Worchester, where Alpha Phi welcomed 67 initiates and three alumnae initiates into the chapter. Later that afternoon, a successful installation banquet took place at Mechanics Hall, with more than 160 guests in attendance including parents, local alumnae and members of the WPI Greek community. At the reception, Kim Norton-O’Brien (Zeta Rho-Bentley) presented the chapter with a $1,000 check for the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital on behalf of the Alpha Phi Foundation.