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.”
Hi there! My name is Leah Vogel and I am the 2019 President of the Zeta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi. Welcome to our website! It is truly my honor to introduce the amazing women of our sorority. Founded in 1984, the Zeta Phi chapter is MIT’s first sorority. We were established by a group of accomplished young women hoping to create a unique community at MIT. As members, we strive to uphold their legacy by sharing a commitment to excel in our endeavors, serve our communities, and support each other.
My sisters are the women I laugh with, study with, and grow with. They take long walks with me, help me with my homework when I’m sick, and cheer me on at lacrosse games. They provide a support network like no other. We support each other at NCAA tournaments, Dance Troupe performances, and academic showcases. In our more challenging times, we can always find a shoulder to cry on or ears willing to listen. As sisters we help each other whenever it’s needed.
These women inspire me every day. We celebrate new job offers, graduate school admittances, and aced tests at every chapter. Our sisters have gone on to be distinguished fellowship recipients, medical school students, law school students, product managers, and consultants for prestigious firms. While they succeed academically and career-wise, they also manage to lead on-campus service clubs, academic clubs, and sports teams. Along with inspiring me, they also empower me. From review sessions to career help, they provide me with the support to accomplish goals that I once deemed impossible.
My sisters show a strong commitment to philanthropy and our community. Every year, we 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, which aims to educate students and parents about the importance of heart health, and Heartthrob in the spring, which is a pageant show aimed to gain awareness for our philanthropy. Outside of these events, we host monthly community service events, such as volunteering at the Boston Marathon, walking in the September Boston Heart walk, and holding our Relay for Life fundraiser, Mac ‘n’ Phis. On an individual level, sisters contribute to service clubs such as Camp Kesem and CodeIt, Ring Committee, and serve on Class Council and the Undergraduate Association.
Alpha Phi has been one of the greatest parts of my experience at MIT, and I am so glad to have found a group of people that make me feel happy, comfortable, and inspired every day.
AOE, Leah Vogel