About Alpha Phi
Founded in 1872 by ten forward thinking women at Syracuse University, Alpha Phi International is now one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities in the world. The Beta Pi chapter here at the University of Southern California was founded in 1945. The flowers of Alpha Phi are the fragrant lily of the valley and the blue and gold forget-me-not, and their symbol is the ivy leaf. The sisterhood of Alpha Phi stretches from coast to coast through 171 collegiate campuses and more than 200,000 members. Sisters share a commitment to excellence and a strong desire to support one another and their communities. Alpha Phis are leaders, scholars, contributors and lifetime members of a sisterhood that values these traits.
Alpha Phi's philanthropic focus is women's heart health. In 1956, Alpha Phi was one of the first women’s fraternities to establish a Foundation as a trust to award grants specifically for scholarship and cardiac aid. In 2010, the Alpha Phi Foundation completed a ten million dollar campaign for leadership, the largest in National Panhellenic Conference history. USC's chapter of Alpha Phi holds many events throughout the year including Phi Ball, Red Dress Gala, and Chick-Phi-A to fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health.