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University of Washington, Seattle
alpha Kappa Delta Phi

The sisterhood of alpha Kappa Delta Phi provides women with a sense of belonging that nurtures life-long friendships, develops self-empowered leaders, and strengthens communities through service, scholarship, and Asian Awareness. 


vision statement

aKDPhi envisions a worldwide network of respected, confident women who elevate each other and their communities through compassionate, purpose-driven leadership that ensures diversity, encourages innovation, and promotes collaboration.


CREED: Love and Friendship
MOTTO: "Timeless Friendship Through Sisterhood"
COLORS: Purple and White
SYMBOL: Hourglass
STONE: Diamond

Crest for alpha Kappa Delta Phi

The purpose of this Asian-American interest sorority is to promote sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and Asian American awareness in the university and in the community while encouraging the expression of the individual. The sorority is composed of highly motivated women with diverse backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. Each woman, however, shares a strong bond of love, friendship, and sisterhood. With a supportive network of sisters, each woman can strive to fulfill her personal, academic, and career goals.


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Founding sister for alpha Kappa Delta Phi


alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1989 and recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on February 7, 1990. The founding sisters: Betty Chu, Karin Co, Susan Kim, Nancy Lee, Sherri Leung, Annie Loo, Belinda Ma, Anita Ng, Serene Ngin, Fannie Pon, Josie Sun, Daisy Wu, Jill Yoshimura and Reina Yuan, dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization which would provide Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system. Soon after being recognized by the College Panhellenic Association the founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals were to later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi's purpose.

Charter class for University of Washington Pi Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi

UW - Pi chapter history

The expansion of alpha Kappa Delta Phi into the Pacific Northwest began in 1997 with the formation of the alpha Kappa Delta Phi University of Washington charter pledge class and issuance of the official charter. In the Spring of 1998 Rica Lee Bailey, Kathy Chia, Bernadette Connor, Binh Le Dang, Shirley Fung, Courtney Hu, Teresa Lo, Debbie Shih, Lizz Tran, and Teresa Vong all came together to form the charter class at the University of Washington. aKDPhi has since been recognized as the largest international Asian American interest sorority.


alpha Kappa Delta Phi is the largest, fastest-growing, and ONLY international Asian-interest sorority



B  University of California, Davis -- Spring 1990

Δ  University of California, Santa Cruz -- Spring 1992

Z  Stanford University -- Spring 1993

H  The University of Texas at Austin -- Fall 1993

Θ  University of Pennsylvania -- Fall 1994

Ι  University of Houston -- Fall 1994

Λ  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor -- Winter 1996

N  Pennsylvania State University -- Fall 1994

Ξ  San Jose State University -- Spring 1995

Ο  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo -- Spring 1996

Π  University of Washington -- Spring 1998

Ρ  State University of New York, Buffalo -- Spring 1997

Σ  University of Virginia -- Fall 1999

T  Cornell University -- Spring 1997

Υ  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Spring 2000

Χ  University of Oklahoma -- Spring 2005

Ψ  Rutgers University -- Spring 2000

AA  University of South Florida -- Spring 2006

AB  Duke University -- Spring 2006

AΓ  State University of New York, Stony Brook -- Winter 1999

AΔ  University of Florida -- Fall 2008

AE University of Wisconsin, Madison -- Winter 2006


Boston University -- Spring 1996

The Johns Hopkins University -- Winter 1998

Baylor University -- Fall 1997

University of Illinois at Chicago -- Fall 1998

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- Spring 1996

State University of New York, Binghamton -- Spring 2003

Michigan State University -- Fall 1998

Virginia Commonwealth University -- Spring 2006

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Spring 2002

James Madison University -- Spring 2003

The Florida State University -- Spring 2001

University of Chicago -- Fall 2010

University of Maryland, College Park -- Fall 2002

New York University -- Spring 1999

University of California, Irvine -- Fall 1994

California State University, Sacramento -- Spring 1996

University of Iowa -- Spring 2016

Purdue University at West Lafayette -- Fall 2003

The University of Texas at Arlington -- Spring 2015


Carnegie Mellon University -- Fall 2003

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Fall 2005

University of Toronto -- Winter 2010

St. John's University -- Spring 2013

California State University San Marcos -- Spring 2015

George Mason University -- Fall 2016

San Francisco State University -- Fall 2017

Northern Illinois University -- Fall 2017

University of North Florida -- Fall 2019

Syracuse University -- Fall 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University -- Winter 2020

University of Texas at Dallas -- Spring 2020

University of Central Florida -- Spring 2020

University of Kansas -- Spring 2021

Rochester Institute of Technology -- Spring 2021

University of Massachusetts Amherst -- Spring 2021

University of Georgia -- Fall 2021

Oklahoma State University -- Spring 2022

Indiana University Bloomington -- Spring 2022

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