The heart of our sorority is in our love, friendship, and sisterhood. Sisterhood extends beyond undergraduate years and truly lasts a lifetime. With over 6000 sisters internationally, there will always be a family away from home.
Some sisterhood events we have had include roller skating, wine night, brunch, painting nights, and more! Every year, our Midwest sisters get together at our Midwest Sisterhood Rally in the fall, and our Midwest Sisterhood Conference in the spring. We also show our appreciation to sisters through our Sister of the Month's!
We highly value academics and strive to achieve and maintain academic excellence. aKDPhi contains a breadth of academic and career resources for sisters, such as study groups, tutoring and mentorship, and study banks. Our alumnae offer job connections, advice, as well as scholarships for our active sisters.
Our chapter consistently holds one of the highest GPAs in the United Greek Council and our sisters come from a diverse range of majors, from communications to premed, so sisters are always able to reach out to one another for help.
We aim to cultivate women to become young leaders. aKDPhi provides a variety of leadership opportunities, with sisters becoming leaders in the APA community, United Greek Council, and most importantly, within our own organization. Leadership roles within the chapter help sisters grow. With many positions in our organization, it is easy for sisters to quickly get involved and grow as leaders.
Our chapter also has a strong passion for being involved within both the Champaign-Urbana and university community - many sisters are involved in other student clubs that allow our chapter to get involved in other issues as well. As a national organization, alpha Kappa Delta Phi also offers numerous professional opportunities as well.
We place an emphasis on Asian culture. As an Asian-interest, but not Asian-exclusive, organization, we strive to promote Asian awareness in the community and educate others about our culture.
We often co-host events with the Asian American Cultural Center as well as other affiliated organizations. We host numerous workshops regarding Asian Culture and Asian Awareness. Some events we have participated in are Asiantation, AsiaFest, and the Taiwanese American Students Club night market. We have also hosted events such as a fan dancing workshop!
We stress our national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness. Nationwide, we have raised over $250,000 throughout the years for breast cancer research. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, you can find us fundraising on the Quad and educating the community about breast cancer awareness. We also hold our annual Breast Cancer Date Auction. Each year, we help by donating over $2000 to the cause.
The sisters of aKDPhi are constantly doing various service projects in the local community, such volunteering at Wesley Food Pantry, Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop, and more, as well as cleaning our adopted highway.