"Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement."
The Alpha Phi, Zeta Epsilon chapter was founded at IU Southeast in 1978. Each Sister encourages one another to be active not only within their chapter but in other IU Southeast organizations as well. You will see our members proudly supporting their Grenadiers and assisting in the community while showing off our Alpha Phi letters. We take pride in the values of sisterhood, service, scholarship, leadership, loyalty, and inspiring each other to be the best sister, student, and person we can be! As we travel through the trials of college, we always have a strong support system to get us through the hard times and join us in the good moments. No matter what we involve ourselves in, we always remember the importance of our sisterhood, wear our letters with pride, and to always have fun!
Alpha Phi is very passionate about community service and our Philanthropy. Alpha Phi supports women’s heart health by hosting an annual Move Your Phi’t Heart Walk and Red Dress Gala to raise money for our Foundation. Within the past year, the Zeta Epsilon chapter raised a total of $10,000 between our two events! You could say our Philanthropy is very close to our hearts.
Alpha Phi is an international sorority on the IU Southeast Campus! From UCLA to the University of Maine, Alpha Phi has 163 active chapters in the United States and Canada. That is over 200,000 initiated members that have vowed to be an Alpha Phi sister for life. Wow! That’s a lot of Phi Bears!
Wait, what is a Phi Bear??? -Alpha Phi is an organization of strong, beautiful women, and what is an organization without a mascot, symbol, colors and public moto? Let us break it down for you:
Mascot: “Phi Bear”-also known as the Teddy Bear
Colors: Silver and Bordeaux (Bordèu; it’s a fancy way of saying maroon)
Symbol: Ivy Leaf-Why? Ivy is strong and never grows by itself. Just like the Sisters of Alpha Phi, we grow stronger with time like the Ivy that twines.
Public Motto: Union, Hand and Hand
“From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the Inside looking out, you can never explain it”.
Alpha Phi’s symbols, colors, and motto might seem a little silly to some, but to an Alpha Phi, it represents something much more. It is a reminder of an unbelievable bond we have with each of our sisters.
If you see an Alpha Phi, ask her about her experience and how becoming an Alpha Phi changed her life!