Alpha Phi is the Best Sorority- 5 Reasons Why [UPDATED]
#1. Alpha Phi Red Dress GalaAlpha Phi was one of the first women's fraternities to establish a Foundation. Their mission became to help fight heart disease - which is the #1 killer of women in North America. The Alpha Phi Foundation supports programs that research the treatment of heart disease in women. Almost every chapter's biggest fundraiser is Red Dress Gala or some other Red Dress event. Red Dress Gala is one of the best events - if not the highlight - of the year! There is usually a silent auction, guest speakers, and a big dinner for the sorority members and their families. And, of course, every sister wears their most beautiful red dress. The money raised from the night is donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation for the research of the treatment of heart disease in women! [Tweet "Red Dress Gala is one of the many reasons Alpha Phi is the best!"]
#2. Beautiful Alpha Phi Sorority HousesWith some of the largest chapters in the country, Alpha Phis' chapter houses are bound to be pretty amazing. With the most grandiose chapter houses out there, any Alpha Phi girl is lucky to call one of these places home. A Phi also has seven chapters in Canada. See the full list of chapters here. I know, right?! Beautiful!
#3. Official Alpha Phi ColorsEvery sorority sister loves representing their sorority everywhere they go - campus, out-and-about, and even when they're home for the holidays. This is tough if the organizations colors are, well, blah. The sorority colors are silver and bordeaux (maroon-ish color), which go beautifully together! Every Alpha Phi loves rockin' those colors everywhere from her t shirts to her nails. Alpha Phi girls have an easy time finding the best merchandise and clothing to wear around campus and the chapter house. Most sorority members have cute hand signs they will do in photos with their sisters, some more known across the country than others. On most Phi photos you see, you'll see them reppin' the sorority colors, and throwing up the "Phi Bear" or "Ivy Leaf" with their hands. The Phi Bear is the sorority mascot, and the Ivy Leaf is the fraternity symbol. These are other cute ways Phis show their love for their sorority!
#4. You'll Find a Fellow Alpha Phi Wherever You GoWith over 200,000 initiated members across the country, you're bound to meet a fellow Alpha Phi! Being a Phi means having life-long friends who value kindness, love and respect for one another. Not only will your future bridesmaids probably come from your Alpha Phi chapter, you will meet fellow Phis along the way with whom you will have an instant connection. The values that the fraternity teaches include loyalty, character development, service, leadership, and more. In other words, the friends you make are stand-up ladies who value the same things as you do! The bonds created between sisters will also help with your future career endeavors! Think about this - the networking you do (just by meeting your sisters)Â will open doors for you in the future. There are benefits of being an Alpha Phi that extend past your college career. One of Greek U's Brand Ambassadors, Monica Mayefskie states, "Being an Alpha Phi means always being there for your sister, whether its a late night run to grab ice cream or if its something more serious. Everyone come from different backgrounds and therefore goes through different experiences, having people you can always count on is so important." Couldn't have said it better ourselves!
#5.Famous Alpha Phis
You probably know her as Annie Banks from the Father of the Bride series, which was her breakthrough role. Before starring in a movie opposite Steve Martin, this famous Phi attended Northwestern University. She filmed Father of the Bride during her college years, but returned to the university to complete her degree. Williams-Paisley's most recent role is in the television show Nashville. She is married to country singer Brad Paisley, and gave birth to their second child in April 2009. I bet you can guess what Brad Paisley's favorite sorority is!