Alpha Phi

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Nickname: A-Phi (pronounced A "Fee")                          Mascot: Phiona the Bear

Founded: Syracuse University - November 8, 1872          Flower: Lily of the Valley, Forget-me-not

Open Motto: "Union Hand in Hand"                             Color:  Bordeaux & silver

Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation                               Symbol: Ivy

Three years ago, I never thought I would be where I am today as a student, friend, daughter, sister and person. In April of 2017, my life and perspective of everything changed forever. I found my home in Alpha Phi, where I have met some of my lifelong best friends, admired role models, inspirational leaders and my future bridesmaids. In the past three years, I have become the best version of myself because of the chapter and the women around me, and I wish the same experience for everyone else. I became a part of something that is not only for four years of my life, but for a lifetime.


Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement. Empowered women empower women, and I feel stronger, smarter and more authentically myself  when surrounded by my sisters of Alpha Phi. I am surrounded by brand ambassadors, athletes, musicians, interns, and just overall hard working women. I am thankful for the coffee dates, late night study sessions, volunteering, and raising money for such great causes. In joining Alpha Phi I became apart of something bigger than just myself, or even the DePaul community; I joined nearly 200,000 women around the world, who share so many connections, values and empower each other every single day, and I am incredibly proud to be a part of that.

My sisters are the people I can always count on to have my back, to support me, and they are my home away from home. I love these women, and I am extremely honored for the opportunity to lead forward the Iota Eta chapter of Alpha Phi this coming year.

Love Always,

Erika Esprio

Chapter President