Letter from the President

Hello all, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our home here at Alpha Phi! I am so glad you’re here and hope that you get to catch a glimpse into what makes our chapter here at MIT so special to me and all of our members.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Sydney Pyon, and I am a member of the Class of 2025 studying Chemical-Biological Engineering and Finance. I’m originally from outside of Philadelphia, PA, where I live with my parents and older sister, Ashley. When I’m not busy with all things Alpha Phi, you can catch me playing on the women’s lacrosse team, eating my way through Boston, capturing film photography, or traveling the world with my sisters.

While it feels like just yesterday that I moved into my freshman year dorm at MIT, it feels like forever ago that I found my home at Alpha Phi (as cliche as it sounds). The chaos of formally structured recruitment was an overwhelming place to be my first weekend on campus, but one thing I knew for certain was how I immediately felt a sense of belonging and camaraderie when I stepped into the Alpha Phi room. I quickly realized that this was more than just a typical sorority; it was a community where those who offer a shoulder to cry on are the very ones to throw you a surprise party in celebration of your greatest achievements. From hour-long conversations at dinner to impromptu movie marathons, every moment spent with my sisters has reinforced my initial feeling of home. It's a feeling that has only grown stronger with time, and it’s hard to say that my MIT experience would be half of what it is if not for the people I have found at Alpha Phi.

Now, as president, I hope to give back to the chapter a fraction of what it has provided me thus far. I lead proudly, knowing that this organization has served as an outlet for many to enact the change that they wish to see in the world – both within the walls of the Phi Hive and in the broader community. I strive to continue fostering an environment where every member feels empowered to pursue their passions and contribute meaningfully, whether that be for social justice initiatives, environmental activism, or anything in between. Alpha Phi, you hold a special place in my heart, and together, we will continue to forge a path that is bold, authentic, and uniquely our own.


Sydney Pyon

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