Alpha Phi – Epsilon Alpha Chapter

Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded in 1872 at Syracuse University. The organization dedicates itself to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. As a part of Alpha Phi, the Epsilon Chapter at Ashland University creates well-rounded leaders, fosters positive change and development and is dedicated to improving and embodying their six core values:

  1. Character development
  2. Scholarship
  3. Service
  4. Loyalty
  5. Leadership
  6. Sisterhood
Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala

Background Information

Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, Alpha Phi continues to flourish throughout the United States and Canada. Each year, the Alpha Phi Foundation awards more than $150,000 in scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate Alpha Phis.

The Epsilon Alpha chapter makes a charitable impact by raising money through events like Mr. University and the Red Dress Gala. Proceeds are sent to the Alpha Phi Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by the Alpha Phi Fraternity. The foundation was created as a trust to award grants specifically for scholarship and cardiac aid.

Students who join Alpha Phi establish and maintain connections that last long after graduation. For example, as a result of networking with Alpha Phi alumnae, Alpha Phis may find themselves interning across the country in prestigious locations, such as public relations firms in L.A., fashion marketing companies in New York and Chicago, Fortune 500 companies in several states and more.

The Alpha Phi creed reads, “I believe in my fraternity. I believe in its high ideals which lift me up beyond myself.” The Alpha Phi mission statement reads, “Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.” At Ashland University, the Epsilon Alpha chapter strives to embody these two truths every day.

Contact Information

Quick Facts

  • Nickname: APhi
  • Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
  • Symbols: Ivy Leaf and Bear
  • Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation
  • Installed at Ashland University: April 15, 1967
  • Open Motto: "Union Hand in Hand"
  • Office: Alpha Phi Suite, 5th floor of Clark Hall

Campus Programs & Philanthropy Events

  • Crash the Gala
  • Annual Red Dress Gala
  • Bail Out
  • Cardiac Care Week
  • Hoops for Heart
  • Mr. University

Awards & Honors

Ashland University Greek Honors

  • Risk Management
  • Sorority Woman of the Year: Elinor Fortescue
  • Most Improved Sorority

Regional/International Awards

  • AED Recipient
  • Excellence in Recruitment
  • Outstanding Chapter Nominee