Alpha Phi became the 11th National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority at UC San Diego during Winter Quarter 2016. Educational Leadership Consultants Sydney Berger (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) and Katie Dunn (Beta Psi-San Jose State) arrived on campus in early January to introduce the campus to Alpha Phi. Marketing and recruitment events were their focus for the first part of the year. Volunteer team members, led by Extension Team Lead Kate Halfon (Eta Delta-CSU East Bay), participated in recruitment events, interviews and infrastructure development in advance of Alpha Phi at UC San Diego’s first Bid Day on February 19, 2016. UC San Diego Alpha Phi welcomed 55 new members on Bid Day. Three new members attended the Western Leadership Conference the day after Bid Day.
The Kappa Beta chapter of Alpha Phi was installed on May 22, 2016, in San Diego, California.