Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Zeta Phi Chapter
I joined Alpha Phi because each and every woman I met made me feel at home. I knew I had found my future best friends.”
I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing organization of women who are as passionate as I am.”
Through joining Alpha Phi, I met my best friends, my biggest inspirations and the women who shape my life.”
Welcome to Alpha Phi at MIT! It is truly my honor to introduce the amazing women of our sorority. The Zeta Phi chapter represents MIT’s first sorority founded in 1984 by a group of accomplished and driven young women looking to create a unique community at MIT. As members, we strive to uphold their legacy by sharing a commitment to excellence, to our community both at MIT and in Boston, and to each other.
From our froyo cravings, bachelor obsessions, and fitness fads, these are the girls that I laugh with, study with, and grow with. We cheer each other on at NCAAs, Dance Troupe performances, and Boston marathons. Our sisterhood goes beyond our attendance at each other’s events; these are the girls that will always be my shoulder to cry on or ear to complain to and offer their thoughts and support. They are the people that help me make important decisions and guide me through the struggles of MIT. I would not be on my career path today without the guidance and help of my sisters. The tutoring I received and review sessions I attended my freshman year helped me adapt to MIT’s demanding academics and I am happy to return the favor now as an upperclassman. With struggle comes victory and we are always celebrating a new job offer, grad school admittance, or internship at every chapter. We have Harvard Med School students, Marshall Scholars, Google Product Managers, and Bain Consultants.
Outside of our sisterhood and scholarship, I have never met a group of women so committed to philanthropy and serving our Boston community. Every year, our sisters commit to the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of Women’s Heart Health by participating in two major philanthropy events. We hold Red Dress Gala in the fall during Parent’s Weekend and King of Hearts, a male beauty pageant, in the spring. Outside of our philanthropy, we host monthly community service events such as volunteering at the Boston Marathon, walking in the September Boston Heart Walk, and, my favorite, holding our Relay for Life fundraiser Mac n Phis. Besides within our sorority, sisters never fail to astonish me in their various community service achievements and roles in leadership. From Girl Scout Gold Awards, to presidents of major service clubs such as SHINE for Girls and Camp Kesem, as well as leaders in other student group such as Class Council and the UA, our commitment to our community goes beyond Alpha Phi.
These girls have made me the woman I am today. I have truly found paradise at Alpha Phi and can’t imagine college without my sisters.
AOE, Emily Benz