At the heart of our sorority, is our love, friendship, and sisterhood. alpha Kappa Delta Phi values sisterhood and truly lasts a lifetime. Being a sister is not only about enjoying the good times together, but also being there for each other through the tough times. With more than 9000 sisters internationally, there will always be a family away from home.
Some sisterhood events we have had in the past include: bowling, cooking 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 Monthly Sister Spotlight!
We value academics and strive to achieve and maintain academic excellence tremendously. aKDPhi contains numerous academic and career resources for sisters to utilize. This includes study groups, tutoring and mentorship, internships, and more. Our alumnae offer job connections, advice, as well as scholarships for our active sisters. aKDPhi also has a LinkedIn Group for our sisters to make connections with our sisters around the nation.
Our sisters come from a diverse range of majors, from photography to pre-physical therapy, so sisters are always able to reach out to one another for help when they are in need.
Everyone has the potential to become a leader. We aim to cultivate women to become young leaders in our community. aKDPhi provides a variety of leadership opportunities which includes: sisters becoming leaders in the AAPI community, and most importantly, within our own organization. There are leadership roles within the chapter to help our sisters grow. With many positions in our organization, it is easy for sisters to quickly get involved and grow as leaders.
Our chapter has a strong passion for being involved within the NIU community. As a national organization, alpha Kappa Delta Phi also offers numerous professional opportunities as well.
We are dedicated to our national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness. Nationwide, we have raised over $1,000,000 throughout the years for breast cancer research. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, you can find us fundraising on and educating the community about Breast Cancer Awareness. We also hold our annual Breast Cancer Ball in the spring. Each year, we help by donating over $1000 to the cause.
The sisters of NIU aKDPhi are constantly doing various service projects in the local community, such volunteering at Hope Haven, Move in Day, and more, as well as STEM FEST.
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 Resource Center as well as other affiliated organizations. We have also participated in contests such as Miss Asia. In the future, we hope to expand Asian-Awareness through forums and discussions, guest speakers, and being involved in more community events promoting Asian Awareness.