Letter from our President
Dear Potential New Members,
The sisters of Alpha Phi are incredibly excited to meet you! Founded in 1872, Alpha Phi is an international sorority filled with a rich history of sisters supporting each other in lifelong achievement. The Iota Kappa chapter at Dartmouth, founded in 2007, has continued the Alpha Phi mission while starting a few traditions of our own. One of my favorite traditions is our termly “Women of Alpha Phi” dinner when our house comes together to celebrate the amazing women we are lucky to call our sisters. After enjoying a delicious meal prepped by your “phood” chair, we gather in our beautiful living room and listen to four of our sisters share a personal story. These testimonies range from a sister explaining how she became involved in her favorite extra curricular activity to how she ended up at Dartmouth to how she overcame a trying time. They highlight the reality that, although we come from diverse backgrounds, Alpha Phi is a sisterhood that has brought together some of the most amazing, inspiring, and passionate women. Our sisters have walked different paths to end up where we are, but we know now that no matter where we go, we will always have our sisters by our side.
Whenever I am asked what makes Alpha Phi so special, I am reminded of an (admittedly quite cheesy) quote that you may have heard before: “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Alpha Phis are lifelong friends. We support each other and we grow together, in union – hand in hand. I am truly honored to be Alpha Phi’s president, and I cannot wait to meet you all as you walk through our red door on North Park Street! All of the sisters of Alpha Phi are looking forward to showing you why our house is so special to us, and we hope that you come to love it, too.
Melissa Zubizarreta ‘17