alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1989 and recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on February 7, 1990. The fourteen founding sisters: Betty Chu, Karin Co, Susan Kim, Nancy Lee, Sherri Leung, Annie Loo, Belinda Ma, Anita Ng, Serene Ngin, Fannie Pon, Josie Sun, Daisy Wu, Jill Yoshimura, and Reina Yuan, dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization, which would provide Asian-American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system. Soon after being recognized by the College Panhellenic Association, the founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals would later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s purpose.
It is the sincere wish of the founding sisters that alpha Kappa Delta Phi continue to promote Asian-Awareness in the community and leadership for women by providing each women with the resources, unique sisterly support and understanding to achieve her goals in life.
In the Spring of 1999, Katy Cheung, Sam Chiu, Jean Chu, Bethzaida Fandialan, Mei Han, Yen Thu Huynh, Amy Lee, Becky Ng, Jenny Ng, Helen Nguyen, Helen Nguyen, Sharina Palencia, AeHee Park, and Jacqueline Wong, established a chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi at Rutgers University. In the year 2000, the chapter was officially established at the University, and by the Spring of 2005, we were recognized as an Associate Chapter. In the Spring of 2014, we achieved the highest honor of being a Full-Fledged Chapter.
Throughout the years, we have gained almost 200 strong and impactful sisters. Rutgers alpha Kappa Delta Phi strives to promote sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service, and Asian-awareness every day. Each sister creates everlasting bonds that will last for a lifetime and makes the chemistry of this sorority something indescribable.