Alpha Phi celebrates centennial

Chelsey Jenkins

Washburn University’s Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi is celebrating 100 years at Washburn.

The sorority will host an evening cocktail 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni center. They will give tours of the Chapter House and Campus 10 to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. A formal Banquet will follow from 6 to 9 p.m. in Washburn Rooms A and B in the Memorial Union.

Alpha Phi, originally founded at Syracuse University, is a sorority that values academic success. The Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi was founded at Washburn University in 1916. They appoint a Director of Scholarship to work with each member, creating a tailor-made plan for each member.

The women of Alpha Phi have a strong passion for donating their time to the local community, completing nearly 3,500 hours of community service during the 2015 to 2016 school year.