On February 26th, 2009, PAZ Arias, Lauren Crosby, Jessica Doyle, Heather McBride, Lesley Walker, and Laura Kell set out to establish Alpha Pi Phi in Ottawa. This group of bright, determined and like-minded individuals courageously started a new Sorority and we are honoured to follow in their footsteps.
The Kappa Chapter was founded on August 27th, 2017 at Lakehead Univerity in Thunder Bay, ON. Our founding sisters, Zaira Gocatek, Siobhan Stewart, Josie Ngo, Brianna Beale, Abby Viers, and Cameron Charlton excitingly brought the very first sorority so Thunder Bay, ON.
The purpose of Alpha Pi Phi is to promote a sisterhood united through love, loyalty, and friendship. We strive to foster confidence in young women and to aid in the development of their leadership skills. We encourage members to conduct themselves with grace, dignity, and moral integrity. Alpha Pi Phi Kappa also cultivates academic excellence and nurture generosity through active philanthropy for the betterment of the community.
Please visit our international website for a more detailed version of Alpha Pi Phi’s history and about our other chapters at various locations.
The prevention and elimination of hazing is the responsibility of each individual member of Alpha Pi Phi Sorority, the chapter’s Executive Council and the chapter as a whole. Any member whose actions and/or attitudes that are not in accordance with this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may result in probation or termination of membership. In addition, it is important to note that acts of hazing may result in civil and criminal liability on the part of those individuals engaged in such activities. Alpha Pi Phi Sorority defines activities of hazing as any mental or physical requirement, request, or obligation placed upon any person (e.g. a pledging, active, alumni, honorary member or guest) which:
Could be harmful to the health and/or welfare of the person. This includes, but is certainly not limited to physical violence; forced consumption of liquid, food and/or alcohol; non-consensual physical contact of any sort or in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shock(s)
Is personally degrading to the individual involved. This includes, but is certainly not limited to outrageous conduct; wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; forced engagement, either publicly or privately, in stunts of ridicule and/or mockery; morally degrading or humiliating verbal abuse, activities, or games; the destruction and/or removal of private property and any other such activities that are not consistent with educational purposes, academic achievement, the Mission Statement of the sorority, sorority policy and procedure, and sorority rituals.
Violates any federal, provincial, or municipal laws or University policy
It is important to note that individual compliance of any activity above, covered by the foregoing definition, in no way validates or excuses the conduction of the activity.