My name is Kate Gordon, and I am humbled and excited to serve as President of Iota Mu. It is an honor and a privilege to represent a group of such encouraging, passionate, and well-rounded women.
As an Alpha Phi, I have gained so much more than just a friend group. Every day when I walk into the house, I get the chance to be surrounded by women that inspire me, support me, and love me. I don’t know what I would do without movie nights in the lounge, study groups, or late-night Cook Out runs. I have found my forever friends that have become my family, and I have found a place where I never have to question if I belong.
Sisters will always be able to find a home in Alpha Phi wherever they look. With so many opportunities for academic, career, and leadership development, I really am lucky to call myself an Alpha Phi. At a school where it is all too easy to get bogged down with coursework, it is a blessing to have such understanding and motivating sisters around.
Whether you are a parent, alumni, or someone interested in Greek life, I hope you will explore our website to learn about what makes Alpha Phi our home away from home, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Love & AOE,
Our Executive Council
VP of Member Education and Programming
VP of Community Relations
VP of Membership Recruitment
VP of Risk Management
VP of Finance
VP of Marketing
Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University by ten of the first nineteen women to be admitted to the university. The founders of Alpha Phi were women of courageous vision and pioneering hearts, striving to make a difference in the male-dominated world of academia. 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 is dedicated to achieving the goals and continuing the legacy of our founders. Our sisterhood is one of outstanding young women who support each other in lifelong achievement and friendship. We enhance and promote each member's growth and learning by focusing on our values of sisterhood, service, scholarship, leadership, loyalty, and character. The bond you share with your sisters in Alpha Phi during your college years will last a lifetime. Warm and sincere, this sisterhood is a second family where you will find understanding and compassion.
As an Alpha Phi, you are 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 170 active chapters, Iota Mu is proud to be one of the top fundraising chapters for the Alpha Phi Foundation in the Southeast, having donated over $40,000 for the research and prevention of women's heart disease this year.
Hi, my name is Amber Shell, and I am extremely honored to serve as Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Membership Recruitment. As Formal Recruitment is just around the corner, I speak not only for myself, but the entire Iota Mu chapter, when I say we cannot wait to meet every single one of you this August. My hope for formal recruitment is that we can share who we are as a chapter and show you why Alpha Phi means so much to us all.
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, we all felt them too. When I went through recruitment I didn't know what to expect, but I can assure you that I found a group of strong, intelligent, fun, loving women who have ultimately become my best friends.
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 and Phi have transformed into so much more than just two greek letters... they encapsulate countless memories, laughs, tears and friendships. I feel so much gratitude for this chapter. I have no doubt that our newest members will experience all the same.
To my sisters, thank you. I love you all, and I’m so excited to spend this last year with you. Thank you for the opportunity to give back to our chapter that has given so much to me.
Love & AOE,
Vice President of Membership Recruitment
The Recruitment team looks forward to receiving your recommendations for potential New Members. For your convenience, you can download the recommendation form from the International website and submit electronically. We strongly encourage recommendation letters, and they can be sent from any alumna or present Alpha Phi. Please email recommendations to alphaphi.org/recommendation
Physical recommendations may be mailed to the following address:
713 Brittain Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313