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ALPHA PHI

Beta Theta Chapter - University of British Columbia

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Letter from the President

Hayley Banks

When I first joined Alpha Phi, I had no idea how much of an impact it would make on my life. From meeting new women in different faculties to taking on leadership roles as our Director of Finance, Vice President of Finance, and now the President, this chapter has helped me grow in ways I never imagined. From the outside, it can seem hard to understand how a group of nearly 100 diverse women with different interests, passions, and hobbies could come together and be united with a common goal each week. Each Wednesday when we enter our weekly meetings, all of our different interests are put aside and each and every single individual embraces our core values of Sisterhood, Generosity, Character, and Innovation in order to form a bond that is unparalleled. 

 

In Alpha Phi, everyone is encouraged to strive to be their best self. This transcends weekly chapter meetings, with members excelling in academics, athletics, and philanthropy, just to name a few. Through study sessions, inter-murals, and sisterhood events, our members are given the opportunity to connect and extend their bonds with each other in rewarding and engaging ways. Together, we work to support our philanthropies, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Alpha Phi Foundation, which helps us extend our passion for the community beyond the UBC Community. 

 

For me, there is nothing more important than making sure each and every individual that joins our special sisterhood feels valued, empowered, and supported. Alpha Phi has changed my life in more ways than I can count, with it continuously pushing me to strive for greatness in every facet of my life. I look forward to spending this year growing our chapter and continuously challenging ourselves to contribute to the Greek community in the best way possible.

 
 

Our Values

Sisterhood

Sisterhood is a bond rooted in kindness, love, and mutual respect. Members in Alpha Phi form lifelong friendships and connections that continue to encourage, inspire, and empower one another far beyond the years of graduation. "Watchcare" is the cornerstone of this lifelong friendship, a promise to vigilantly support each other through good times and bad. The choices we make always consider the benefit and well-being of our sisters. Sisterhood means putting one another first and having unconditional love and support to help achieve what your sisters put their minds and hearts to.

Generosity

Alpha Phi girls are passionate in showing their commitment to bettering the world through reaction and action in their daily lives. Sisters offer their time, talents and compassion by volunteering in their communities and local organizations, and are determined to help where help is most needed. Members kind-heartedly contribute to their sisters and peers, living the motto “hand to hand and heart to heart.” Alpha Phi members embrace philanthropy by supporting Alpha Phi Foundation and raising awareness surrounding women’s heart health. Alpha Phis show the philanthropic spirit of love and charity while working to better their communities. Members are dedicated to supporting those in need.

 
Innovation

Innovation has been a crucial part of Alpha Phi since its founding. Alpha Phi itself and its members thrive to achieve innovation. Members of Alpha Phi work hard in making a positive change throughout the worlds they live in by creating modern and practical solutions to projects they wish to create. Innovation requires creativity, communication, and collaboration, all qualities an Alpha Phi possesses. Dedication to growing ideas and following through your creative, personal, or professional pursuits past the planning stages and into developed plans and activities is supported by your sisters and innovation is celebrated.​

Character

At the core of Alpha Phi membership is strong character and integrity. Sisters thrive on challenges and celebrate successes. We are strong-minded, empowered women who take responsibility for our actions and learn to lead through example. We set high expectations high for ourselves and for each other and strive diligently to meet them, offering support to our sisters with the knowing that whatever an Alpha Phi member sets her mind to, she will achieve. Alpha Phi women are passionate, driven, and loving, and are always dedicated to be the best version of themselves, and encourage their sisters to be so too.

2022 Executive Council

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Hayley Banks
Chapter President 

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Year at UBC: Fourth

Year in Alpha Phi: Second

Major: International Relations + Masters of Management

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Madison Yip 
Executive Administrator

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Year at UBC: Fourth

Year in Alpha Phi: Fourth

Major: Commerce (Accounting)

Hometown: West Vancouver, BC

Year at UBC: Fourth

Year in Alpha Phi: Third

Major: Anthropology

Elizabeth Honer 
Panhellenic Delegate

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Alex Rowland
VP Health, Wellness, & Accountability 

Yalda Homayoun
VP Marketing 

Kasey Tewes 
VP Finance

Hometown: London, ON

Year at UBC: Third

Year in Alpha Phi: Third

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Year at UBC: Second

Year in Alpha Phi: Second

Major: Psychology

Minor: Theatre

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Year at UBC: Second

Year in Alpha Phi: Second

Major: Double Major in Marketing and OBHR with a Business Law Concentration.

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Eva Moulton
VP Recruitment

Hometown: Noosa/Cairns, Queensland Australia

Year at UBC: Second

Year in Alpha Phi: Second
Major: Sociology

Minor: First Nation Indigenous Studies

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Sofia Suarez
VP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Year at UBC: Third

Year in Alpha Phi: Second

Major: International Relations 

Minor: First Nation Indigenous Studies 

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Abby Meza
VP Member Education and Programming

Hometown: Tsawwassen, BC

Year at UBC: Third

Year in Alpha Phi: Second

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Psychology

Chapter Recruitment 

 
 

Formal Recruitment

UBC Sororities Formal Recruitment takes place in late September. If you are interested in joining a sorority or curious about sorority life and philanthropies, reach out to any woman in our Greek community. We encourage anyone interested to register and go through the recruitment process, where you will be able to meet amazing women from each of UBC's eight sororities. To find out more about Formal Recruitment, visit UBCSororities.com

 

Joining Alpha Phi

When you join Alpha Phi, one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities, you join a worldwide network of over 165 collegiate chapters, 135 alumnae chapters and 195, 000 sisters! Membership in Alpha Phi opens doors to new and exciting opportunities during college and beyond.

Sisters share a commitment to excellence and a strong desire to help one another and their communities. Alpha Phis are leaders, scholars, contributors and lifetime members of a sisterhood that values these traits. 

Past Recruitment Videos
Video by Tamas McGillivray
Video by Tamas McGillivray
Video by Tamas McGillivray
 

Our Philanthropy 

The Alpha Phi Foundation was created in 1956 to support our international philanthropic cause: Women's Heart Health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in North America, and affects one in three adult women, making it a cause close to our hearts, and one we are happy to support and spread awareness for. 

In addition to the Alpha Phi Foundation, we as an organization support and contribute to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

Throughout the month of February - Heart Health month - we host 'Phibruary' where members of other sororities and fraternities compete to raise the most money. The week then culminates in our biggest philanthropy event of the year - The Dating Game, a large event that aims to unite the Greek community and spread awareness for this important cause.

 

Moving into the fall, Alpha Phi is proud to host our annual philanthropy event 'Mac and Phis'. As sisters, we come together and spend a day full of activities and cooking to serve delicious snacks and treats at our mac and cheese and bake sale that is open to the UBC community to enjoy - buffet style! 

 

Aside from our chapter's philanthropies we also pride our chapter and encourage our sisters to take part in volunteer opportunities in and around Vancouver with various organizations, as well as support causes and movements in our world! 

To learn more about the various ways we work to give back visit the Alpha Phi Foundation!