Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Zeta Phi Chapter
As members of Alpha Phi, we pride ourselves in giving back to both the MIT campus and Boston community. Our interests are diverse and varied, which can be observed by the plethora of events that we are involved in. Find us handing out water and cheering on runners at the Boston Marathon. Spot us mentoring elementary school girls interested in engineering. Catch us sorting cans at the Boston Food Bank or walking in the Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS) 5k. Alpha Phi members contribute personal time and efforts to national causes such as Women’s Heart Health, Relay for Life, Dysautonomia awareness, and more.
In October during Family Weekend, the Zeta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi at MIT holds our annual Red Dress Gala. The evening includes food, speeches, student group performances, and a talent show featuring our sisters. In addition to revenues from the tickets, we facilitate a silent auction and raffle, in which all proceeds are donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women’s heart health, our philanthropy. The funds help to increase awareness and education in our community and beyond. This special occasion allows us to take pride in Alpha Phi and share our philanthropic values with all of our family and friends, while dressed in red in honor of spreading awareness for our cause.
King of Hearts is an annual male pageant show that raises money for women's heart health, Alpha Phi's philanthropy cause. Aside from being our largest fundraising event of the semester, King of Hearts also brings together the MIT community as the contestants represent their fraternities, living groups, or sports teams. This year's event will take place on April 30th, and the contestants will try their luck for the title of King of Hearts!
Pasta, anyone? Mac 'N' Phis is an annual philanthropic event in which 100% of its proceeds go towards the MIT Relay for Life fundraiser. The sisters of Alpha Phi make an assortment of pasta dishes and open the house to visitors for a buffet-style meal.