Alpha Phi International Fraternity officially welcomed its seventh Canadian chapter at the University of Ottawa on Saturday, March 29. The events kicked off with the arrival of International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU Long Beach), and new chapter members escorted her on a tour of Canada’s capitol. Court of Ivy was held on campus Friday evening. Initiation ceremonies were held at the Ottawa Marriott on Saturday morning, and a banquet followed in the hotel’s ballroom. In addition to more than 50 collegiate charter members, the chapter welcomed nine alumnae initiates: six mothers and three Kappa Zeta Psi alumnae. The weekend served as both recognition for the contributions of the Kappa Zeta Psi local sorority and the celebration of their transition to becoming an Alpha Phi chapter. Also participating in the weekend’s festivities were Extension Team Lead Ashley Haugh (Xi-Toronto), Fraternity Executive Director Linda Wells Kahangi (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) and former International Executive Board Director Monica Kennedy Monczka (Xi-Toronto).
• In fall 2013, Alpha Phi was invited to affiliate the members of Kappa Zeta Psi, one of the university’s local sororities. Kappa Zeta Psi was established in October 2010. The outstanding women sought affiliation with a National Panhellenic organization in order to offer a membership experience with more structure and a greater alumnae network. Kappa Zeta Psi members participated in the new member ceremony on December 1, 2013.
• Alpha Phi participated in the Greek Council’s January recruitment period, holding a series of information sessions, themed events and personal meetings with potential new members. The events concluded with a preference ceremony on January 22, and the Bid Day celebration took place on January 26.
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