Sisterhood is a major focal point of our chapter, and we're so lucky to be surrounded by outgoing, passionate, and kind women who are truly our sisters. From bid day to sports games and dance shows to graduation, we are excited about supporting and spending time with each other. Regardless of class year or major, we strive for all of our members to feel at home in Alpha Phi. Our sisterhood is built on the love and trust we have for one another, and Alpha Phi is an amazingly supportive and genuine community.
As sisters in the Kappa chapter, some of our favorite sisterhood events include hiking the Dish, Santa Cruz beach trips, Ice Skating and Laser Tag, weekly Tuesday night "Bachelor" viewing parties, and of course, our quarterly chapter dinner in downtown Palo Alto! We take over an entire restaurant and spend a couple hours bonding and enjoying good food with some of our closest friends.
The heart of our sisterhood, though, is in the unplanned moments of bonding and hanging out that occur every day in the life of an Alpha Phi. Nearly all of our members choose to live together, and you can always find us baking together during midterms, going to the gym, or just relaxing over late-night snack fests. On a sunny Friday afternoon, you can always find Alpha Phis tanning on Wilbur Field or grabbing Bare Bowls downtown. And - let's be honest! - you can find a group of Alpha Phis in the Tresidder Starbucks at almost any hour. We love any excuse to be with our sisters!
The Big/Little Program is one of the best parts of being an Alpha Phi! During spring quarter, every new member is paired with a Big after a few weeks of fun lunches and dates that help the new members get to know the active members. After Big/Little Week, during which Littles' rooms are transformed with streamers and glitter and the new members showered with gifts and surprises, Littles are introduced to their Phi Families. During her four years at Stanford, a member's Phi Family becomes one of her closest group of friends. Bigs, Grandbigs, and beyond are always there for support, advice, and a fantastic night out!