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Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi called the world's first inter-sorority meeting: A group that later became the National Panhellenic Conference.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Alpha Phi built the world's first sorority house (in 1872 at Syracuse University).

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was the first sorority to use traveling delegates.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was the first women's society to use Greek letters.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was the first sorority to establish a foundation.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was the first NPC sorority to establish a website.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was the first sorority to publish a book-length history

 

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is the third largest women's sorority with 150 chapters/colonies in the US and Canada.

 

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi was founded in 1872 by 10 of the first 20 women to enter Syracuse University.

 

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is the fourth oldest national women's sorority.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is one of only three international sororities.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThree of the original 10 became members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThree of our founders were listed in Who's Who of America: Clara Bradley Burdette, Martha Foote Crow, and Rena Michaels Atchison.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is pronounced Alpha "fee" (long "e") not "fie," because "Alpha" is a vowel and "Phi" is pronounced "fee" when it follows a vowel.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi's Creed was written in 1912 by Annette Hall Hitchcock.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi's official pin was adopted in 1908.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi's official crest was adopted in 1922.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi's password was changed from German to Greek at the 1922 Convention.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi's original colors were blue and gold. (see note 1).

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThe Alpha Phi Foundation was established in 1957.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi chapters are named in alphabetical order as they are incorporated (see note 2).

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is called the first inter-sorority conference of the original nine sororities. This resulted in the creation of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), which still exists today.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi is a true "international" sorority. It has maintained the longest continuous presence in Canada of any sorority. The Xi chapter was established at the University of Toronto in 1906.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAlpha Phi has over 175 active alumnae chapters.