Alpha Phi

Delta Chapter | Cornell University

The Cornell University chapter of Alpha Phi was founded in 1889.  Visit our website to learn more about our sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy and events around campus!

                             Our home at 411 Thurston Avenue

                             Our home at 411 Thurston Avenue

Alpha Phi History

Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first nineteen women admitted to the newly opened university. The Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi, were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts. Pursuing their studies in a largely male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each other's troubles and support each other's ambitions. On September 18, 1872, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi. Their sorority house was the world's first sorority house, built in 1872. Alpha Phi has since grown to over 160 collegiate campuses. 

To learn more about our sorority, please visit the Alpha Phi International website. 

A WORD From Our President

Welcome to the Delta chapter of Alpha Phi at Cornell University! Our chapter has been a presence on the Cornell campus since 1889, and thousands of women have lived the principles of Alpha Phi and shared them with the Cornell community. Alpha Phi encourages lifelong membership by focusing on sisterhood, service, loyalty, scholarship, leadership and character development. As President, I would like to formally invite you to explore our website and see what makes Alpha Phi so unique. 

First, I cannot begin to tell you how incredibly honored I am to represent such an amazing group of women who I have the privilege of calling my sisters. Each and every day, I am inspired by these women whose talent, ambition, and positive attitude embody what it means to be an Alpha Phi. For those of us who are a part of Alpha Phi, it is truly more than just a sorority - it is a place where we can call home. 

College is an exciting opportunity for you to explore and create your own future. Joining this organization has truly changed my college experience for the better. Alpha Phi has given me life-long friendships and memories that I will cherish far beyond my college years. I am thankful for the opportunities and experiences Alpha Phi has provided me and know I will carry them with me in my future endeavors. 

On behalf of Alpha Phi, we thank you for taking the time to get to know a little more about who we are, what we value, and what we do. We wish you a Phi-nomenal year, and hope to see you soon!

Val Katz, Chapter President

Val Katz, Chapter President

All my regards, 

Val Katz

Chapter President, Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi