Since the Rho chapter’s founding in 1912, our members have continuously redefined what it means to be a sister of Alpha Phi and a sorority woman at The Ohio State University. Our sisters are scholars, athletes, advocates, artists, and catalysts for change – in short, they are committed to the personal and professional growth of their fellow sisters whilst leaving an undeniably positive impact on the world around them.
Alpha Phis cherish life-long friendships rooted in kindness, love, and respect for one another. We believe in the concept of Watchcare - a tenet of our sisterhood which encourages support of one another through the good times and the bad, whether helping one another with academics or providing much needed support during a rough time.
Alpha Phi values each member's passion for education, knowledge, and achievement. Our founders were ten of the first twenty women admitted to Syracuse University in 1872 and they had the courage to persevere to earn a college education despite societal expectations at the time.
Alpha Phi supports those in need through service and philanthropy. Alpha Phis share a passion for helping one another and their surrounding communities. Alpha Phi Foundation is one of the oldest Greek foundations and works to raise awareness and funds in support of women's heart health.
Alpha Phis lead by example and strive for continuous, innovative improvement. Since its inception, Alpha Phi has been a leader in the Greek community. Alpha Phi's founders encouraged one another to think, invent and improve. This pioneering spirit can be seen throughout Alpha Phi history and today.
Alpha Phis are members for a lifetime. We learn the value of loyalty and being true to each other and to our common ideals. Members continue to be devoted and connected sisters throughout college and beyond. They believe in stewardship and paying it forward such that those that come after them benefit from their legacy and the difference they made.
Alpha Phi fosters the qualities of strong character that distinguish our members and our sisterhood, including compassion, integrity and sincerity. In Alpha Phi, all members learn to lead by example through their actions and communication. They set expectations high for themselves and each other, and strive diligently to meet them.