Alpha Phi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Zeta Phi Chapter

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About Us

Alpha Phi was founded on October 10, 1872 by a group of ten forward thinking young women looking to create a social center for women at Syracuse University. The women were ten of the first twenty women admitted to Syracuse. Since its founding, Alpha Phi has flourished and grown to include over 150 chapters throughout the United States and Canada and remains the strong sisterhood and support network that our founders intended to create.

The Syracuse founders were leaders on their college campus and not unlike the founders of our Zeta Phi chapter here at MIT which was founded on February 11, 1984 marking the the creation of the first Panhellenic sorority at MIT. The founding members included sixty-four accomplished, driven, and social women who similarly were looking to create a special bond between like minded women at MIT.

Today, that bond remains strong. Our purpose is to create an environment that encourages support, scholarship, service, and sisterhood in all that we do. We love eating dinners together, holding review sessions for classes, volunteering at Fenway Park and for the Boston Marathon, hosting distinguished alumni in our home, and even going on boat trips for sisterhood retreats. We encourage all members to grow and achieve to their fullest capacity during their time at MIT and beyond and support each other in all that we do.

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