My name is Selin Urgen, and I am the current President of the Iota Mu chapter of Alpha Phi. It is both an honor and a privilege to represent such incredible, intelligent and motivated women. Alpha Phi is a place for all of our sisters to constantly grow, benefiting from all of the unique traits and interests that each sister contributes to our chapter. In Alpha Phi, we support each sister in their endeavors, and always encourage each other to be the best version of ourselves. This sisterhood extends beyond Georgia Tech with hundreds of active chapters all over the country. Sisters can always find a home in Alpha Phi wherever they may travel!
In Alpha Phi, I have gained so much more than just a friend group. I am surrounded every day by women that inspire me, encourage me, and love me. I’ve found best friends that have become my family. I could not imagine my college years and my life after Tech without the presence of Alpha Phi. I will be forever grateful for Alpha Phi and everything it has added to my life.
Whether you are a parent, alumni, or someone interested in Greek Life, please explore our website to learn more about Alpha Phi and what we are all about, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
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Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first nineteen women admitted to the newly opened university.
The Original Ten, the founders of Alpha Phi, were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts. Pursuing their studies in a largely male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each other's troubles and support each other’s ambitions. On September 18, 1872, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi.
Alpha Phi Iota Mu was founded at Georgia Tech in 2008. With over 180 lovely members, our sisterhood is one of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement and friendship. We enhance and promote each member's development and learning by focusing on sisterhood, service, scholarship, leadership, loyalty and character development.
The network of friends established through Alpha Phi during your college years is one that will last a lifetime. In fact, friendship is the keystone of Alpha Phi. Warm and sincere, this sisterhood provides a family away from home, where you will find understanding and compassion.
As an Alpha Phi you are a part of a network that provides opportunities to experience sisterhood, scholarship and service in your collegiate chapter and as a part of an international organization.
With 164 collegiate chapters nationally, we are the one of the top fundraising chapters for the Alpha Phi Foundation in the Southeast; donating over $30,000 towards women's heart disease research.
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My name is Emily Grau, and I am incredibly honored to serve as Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Membership Recruitment. My hope is that through recruitment we can share an understanding of who we are as a chapter and why Alpha Phi means so much to each sister with everyone who walks through our doors.
Recruitment is undoubtedly an exciting time for new members and current members alike; however, those feelings of excitement and anticipation are also accompanied by feelings of nervousness and doubt. You are not alone in those feelings or questions. I too did not know what to expect, but I can assure you that what I found was a group of strong, intelligent, fun, loving women who would ultimately become my best friends.
When I speak to my sisters about why they choose Alpha Phi, I find a common theme. They tell me that they felt that the conversations they had at our house were genuine, that they could be themselves here. I believe that the main strength of our chapter is in each of our unique sisters, their diverse majors, personalities, talents, interests and backgrounds. Out of this flourishes genuine friendships and an environment that builds up each individual.
My sisters have and continue to support and challenge me to be the best sister, student, friend, and person I can be. Through Alpha Phi, I have found my network across campus, my best friends, and, most importantly, my home away from home.
As I move into my last year as a Yellow Jacket, the letters Alpha Phi have transformed into so much more than just two greek letters. The letters encapsulate countless memories, laughs, tears and friendships. I feel so much gratitude for this chapter. I hope that you too can find a home like this during your recruitment, and I have no doubt you will.
And to my sisters, thank you. I love you all, and I’m so excited to spend these couple weeks with all of you. Thank you for the opportunity to give back to our chapter that has given so much to me.
Love and AOE,
The Recruitment team looks forward to receiving your recommendations for potential New Members. As an Alpha Phi alumna, you can download the recommendation form from the International website. We strongly encourage recommendation letters, and they can be sent from any alumna or present Alpha Phi. Please email recommendations to alphaphi.org/recommendation
If you have any questions regarding recommendations or any other recruitment information please reach out to Emily.
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2018 Panhellenic Council
Day 1 - August 16 - Recruitment Kickoff
Day 2 - August 17 - Introduction Day
Day 3 - August 18 - Philanthropy Day
Day 4 - August 19 - Sisterhood Day
Day 5 - August 20 - Preferential Night
Day 6 - August 21 - Bid Day
Alpha Phis at Georgia Tech pride themselves in being a part of a genuine sisterhood. Whether we are watching a movie, getting ready for a mixer, or headed for a long night at the library, we look for any excuse to further deepen our bond as a sisterhood.
Every fall, each New Member attends a New Member Retreat at an amazing weekend getaway spot to get to know their pledge sisters. After a few weeks of being a member and a whole week of revelation presents, we host Big Little Reveal. The bond between a Big Sister and Little Sister is something so special - a Big is not only your friend, but your mentor and biggest fan.
To strengthen the bond among our sisterhood as a whole, Alpha Phi hosts many sisterhood events throughout the semester. We can be found attending the vast amounts of concerts hosted in Atlanta, going to the famous Aquarium or Six Flags, picking pumpkins and getting lost in the corn maze during our annual farm day, cheering on our local sports teams at a Braves and Hawks games, or just roaming around Atlanta spending time together. In the spring, we host an overnight sisterhood retreat for the entire sorority to bond on an even deeper level and have a sisterhood event with a bouncy castle, DJ, snow cones, food trucks, and more!
We truly value each and every woman that makes up our unique sisterhood. Sisters are those who know all about you and love you anyways, and no matter where we find an Alpha Phi, we find a friend.
The Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi hosts events annually to support Alpha Phi's international philanthropy, The Alpha Phi Foundation. Alpha Phi and the American Heart Association have partnered to create The Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women's heart health and raises money for heart disease research.
Alpha Phi's participate in a variety of community service events outside of the sorority's four official philanthropy events. Whether we’re cleaning up campus for Tech Beautification Day, participating in Project Open Hand, Medshare, Relay For Life, or helping to build new homes with Habitat for Humanity, the Alpha Phis at Georgia Tech are ready and willing to help out in the community. In March, the sisters of Iota Mu Along with our 200,000 sisters nationwide participate in the Frances E. Willard day of service, named after one of our founders. Our chapter at Georgia Tech spends the day with local alumnae packing supplies for a local women’s shelter. Each semester we also partner with different fraternities on various projects like taking care of therapy horses and volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Whatever we are doing, the sisters of Alpha Phi are always striving to live up to the commitment of our founders to foster a “spirit of love and charity”.
RED DRESS CASINO NIGHT
This year, the Alpha Phis at Georgia Tech will be hosting their 9th Annual Red Casino Night at The Biltmore on September 30th. Last year was a huge success as we were able to raise over $29,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and eagerly await to raise even more money this year. Sisters dressed up in red cocktail dresses and came excited for a fun-filled event. Guests in attendance enjoyed entertainment from Georgia Tech's Jazz ensemble while having the chance to participate in casino games, bid on silent auction items (trips to cabin weekends, front row Hawks tickets, Georgia Tech game day survival, etc.) and buy tickets for raffle items (Tiffany’s jewelry, spa giftcards, wine pull, etc.). This year the gala will include a paddle raise which we are hoping will help us reach our long term goal of placing a heart defibrillator in every building on campus. We love that this event not only brings together our chapter and our families, but also the Georgia Tech faculty and the Atlanta community.
Iota Mu will be hosting their third annual Alpha Phifa Soccer Tournament this fall on Tech Green. All campus organizations, both greek and non-greek, create teams and compete in 3 vs. 3 soccer games to raise money for women's heart health. Sisters and participants have a great time playing soccer, eating pizza, and enjoying the beautiful weather on Tech Green. The sisters of Alpha Phi are excited to host this event again!
King of Hearts is Alpha Phi's premier all-male beauty pageant which helps fundraise for the Alpha Phi Foundation. King of Hearts participants are male students representing a variety of different organizations on campus, ranging from different fraternities to various athletic organizations, and are judged by the presidents of each sorority on campus. King of Hearts is the grand finale to Healthy Heart Week, a week-long event held in February, in which sisters promote awareness for Women's Heart Health. During this week, Alpha Phis hang out around campus handing out heart facts, Insomnia cookies, Yik Yak swag, Vineyard Vines apparel, and event tickets. Each year during healthy heart week, we also host a mini event called Jail n' Bail where contestants hang out on Tech Green until they raise enough for their bail and are set free. This year, King of Hearts nearly sold out of tickets and raised over $12,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation! The entire Greek Community at Georgia Tech comes together for King of Hearts, which is always sure to be a hilarious and entertaining event. All contestants receive gifts from our various donors including Southern Tide, Southern Proper, Yik Yak, and other popular apparel. The King of Hearts, the contestant the raises the most money, and the crowd favorite all win large prizes ranging from 420 Fest Weekend passes to Go Pros.
Halloween Haunted House
This year, Alpha Phi will be partnering with other greek organizations to host their 3rd annual Haunted House during Hallo-weekend. Sisters volunteer to help set up the scene, dress up, and spook students. With admission only $5 for all students, we were able to raise a few thousand dollars for the Alpha Phi Foundation and hope to raise even more money this year.
At Georgia Tech, every student is inclined to succeed academically. Alpha Phi offers many resources through its scholarship program to ensure that every sister is supported in her academic needs. The scholarship committee connects sisters that may be struggling in a class with someone that has already taken the class before and books daily study rooms in the CULC for sisters’ convenience; this is especially helpful during finals week when there is no room to study in the library! From our study rooms, major support groups, and sisters helping one another, Alpha Phi provides a foundation to succeed in the classroom. Alpha Phi even offers its own mini library where sisters donate their textbooks for other sisters to use. Outside of classroom learning, we host monthly speakers to help sisters with their pre-professional skills including resume and networking workshops. Each week we also make sure to acknowledge sisters’ academic accomplishments in front of the chapter including acceptance into prestigious honor societies, graduate school, or landing their dream internship or co-op. Alpha Phi provides an environment that encourages and aids sisters to achieve in the classroom and professionally thrive beyond Georgia Tech.
Alpha Phi's are also successful in the workforce! Below are some of the companies sisters have worked for in the past:
Bank of America
Proctor and Gamble
Bain & Company
St. Jude Medical
From Bid Day on, Alpha Phi’s never have a shortage of social events to attend! Each fall, we host our annual “Woodser” at a local Brewery in Atlanta (previously hosted at Sweetwater, Monday Night, Three Taverns) with a live country band, followed by a DJ. Sisters can be seen swing dancing while decked out in flannels. We also host several date nights each semester at places like Top Golf, the Atlanta Fair, Braves Games, Malibu Grand Prix and have a fall crush party at the Gold Room. In the spring, we also host Senior Party as a last goodbye to our graduating sisters with live karaoke and a DJ. On top of all these events, each semester we have mixers with several different fraternities in order to get to know other chapters on campus. Themes in the past have been “Wolves of 4th Street”, high school stereotypes, heaven and hell, jungle PHIver, that 70's show, and more. However, the events that everyone looks most forward to are Semi-Formal in the fall and Formal in the spring. Sisters and their dates get dressed up in their best attire and go to gorgeous venues around Atlanta to dance the night away. Each event is unique and a great opportunity to bond with sisters and friends while making memories that will last a lifetime. Check out our pictures linked below or visit our Facebook page!