Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women’s organization committed to providing opportunities for personal development, service to others and a space for members to forge their own paths – all through a lifelong spirit of sisterhood. Inspired by the vision and values defined by their Founders, Alpha Gamma Delta challenges members to lead lives of significance that positively impact their communities. Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.
Foundation: May 30, 1904 at Syracuse University
Lafayette Founding: 1981
Chapter Name: Zeta Theta
Values: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood
Colors: Red, Green, and Buff
Symbols: Red/Buff Roses with Green Asparagus Plumosus Fern, Squirrel, and Pearl
National Philanthropy: Feeding America and Meals on Wheels
President: Kate Demaree
Alpha Phi International Fraternity is more than just a Greek-lettered organization—it’s a community of empowered women supporting one another for a lifetime. Their sisterhood stretches across the United States and Canada with 172 collegiate chapters and a global network of high-achieving alumnae. When you join Alpha Phi, you’re welcomed by a community of more than 270,000 members committed to lifelong friendships, leadership, academic excellence, personal growth, and community involvement. Alpha Phi is always working to improve and grow. Continue reading to learn more about our history but also about our future—the new programs and resources we are developing and implementing to strengthen our organization.
Foundation: October 10, 1872 at Syracuse University
Lafayette Founding: April 23, 1989
Chapter Name: Eta Sigma
Values: Scholarship, Service, Loyalty, Leadership, and Character Development
Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
Symbols: Lily of the Valley, Forget-me-not, Ivy, and Phi Bear
National Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation – Heart Health
President: Shreya Raizada
Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls by three young women who were unable to go home for the Christmas break. Together, Anna Boyd, Mary Comfort and Eva Webb created a club of “mutual helpfulness.” They chose the Greek letters Delta and Gamma because of their desire to “Do Good.” It remains Delta Gamma’s motto today and a driving force in all we do. Delta Gamma is a sisterhood built on a commitment to making the world better through not only service, but also a deep appreciation for each individual.
Foundation: December 25, 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls
Lafayette Founding: 1982
Chapter Name: Epsilon Xi
Values: Foster high ideals of friendship among women, Promote educational and cultural interests, Create a true sense of social responsibility, and Develop the best qualities of character
Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue
Symbols: Cream-Colored Rose, Anchor, and Hannah Doll
National Philanthropy: Service for Sight
President: Renee Pascoe
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a women’s fraternity that was founded in 1870. We pride ourselves on our sisterhood, leadership, and philanthropic efforts on and off-campus. Through our shared values and diverse personalities, Kappa offers a home away from home and a family that is truly incomparable. Our sisterhood is built by our love and strengthened by our shared efforts to grow as women. Kappa continuously provides its members with support for their academic endeavors. Our deep bonds of sisterhood are only made better by our national philanthropy, which focuses on promoting positive mental health. We also enjoy our many social events throughout the year. Becoming a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma is something that does not just last four years of college, but instead is an experience for a lifetime.
Foundation: October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College
Lafayette Founding: 1980
Chapter Name: Zeta Beta
Values: Friendship, Leadership, and Scholarship
Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
Symbols: Fleur-de-Lis, Key, and Owl
National Philanthropy: Active Minds, The Jed Foundation, Mental Health America, The National Alliance of Mental Illness, The National Eating Disorders Association, and Jack.org
President: Molly Nylund
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
In 1981, our founding mothers saw the need for a sorority that crossed the societal boundaries of race, religion, culture, and class. While other Greek organizations are and continue to grow more diverse, our organization foundation is based on diversity and our sisters embrace multicultural ideals and interests; we seek to use our sorority as a vehicle to educate the surrounding campus and community on issues of diversity. We recognize that diversity is not limited to race, and we are proud to say we have achieved a sisterhood which is quite diverse with respect to not only race, but religious heritage, geographic origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, nationality, political ideology, and even choice of major and career. Ultimately, multiculturalism is the belief that there is inherent value in discovering, understanding, and appreciating all the ways in which people are different from each other. It is for this reason that we differentiate ourselves, in name and in purpose, from Greek organizations with the word “MUlticultural”.
Foundation: November 21, 1981 at Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Lafayette Founding: July 2021
Chapter Name: Huitaca
Values: Academic Excellence, Unity Amongst All Women, and University and Community Service
Colors: Baby Blue and White
Symbols: The Amazon Woman
National Philanthropy: NAACP
President: Yerimar Peguero-Bethancourt
Pi Beta Phi
In 1867, 12 courageous young women set the stage for a thriving organization that continues to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond. Throughout our history, Pi Beta Phi has helped young women develop meaningful relationships with others while reaching their personal potential. These relationships help sisters adapt to college life by providing a sense of belonging, mutual support and guidance. Our legacy of philanthropic service, innovative member programming, premier events and leadership development programs help our sisters become Friends and Leaders for Life.
Foundation: April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College
Lafayette Founding: 1980
Chapter Name: Pennsylvania Eta
Values: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Services to Others, and Sincere Friendship
Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
Symbols: White Carnation, Arrow, and Angel
National Philanthropy: Read > Lead > Achieve
President: Ashleigh Anzevino