Alpha Phi Foundation




The Foundation devotes a large portion of its funds to supporting leadership training and education programs managed by Alpha Phi International Fraternity.

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)
ELI is a five-day intensive opportunity for freshmen and sophomore women with potential for leadership opportunities within their chapter and beyond college. It is designed to help these women define their voice, identify their leadership skills and abilities, and learn how to impact their chapter and their community. This interactive learning experience includes large and small group discussions, trust building activities and personal reflection. It provides our rising leaders with a unique opportunity to learn from successful Alpha Phi alumnae and each other. Emerging leaders who attend the Institute receive a full scholarship funded by Alpha Phi Foundation that includes all travel, lodging and meals at the Institute.
Leadership Fellows
Designed with assistance from McKinsey Consulting for collegiate women entering their senior year of college or participating in a full-time graduate program, this program will develop participants' leadership potential through classroom and experiential learning and will provide unique opportunities for networking and professional development. The program name, Alpha Phi International Leadership Fellows, reflects the important role these leaders will play in their chapters and communities throughout the program and beyond.  Fellows will undergo a set of preparatory exercises to gather anonymous peer feedback, identify leaders they admire and connect with alumnae they aspire to meet.  This will be followed by a five-day summer training session at Northwestern University.  Fellows will learn to develop a leadership vision, a personal brand identity, and a professional resume and interview techniques.  They will receive intensive education in managing setbacks, addressing conflict, and giving and receiving feedback. This program is fully funded by Alpha Phi Foundation.
Chapter Leadership Development (CLD)
Successful chapters rely on the involvement of the entire chapter to lead.  Our CL D program is a series of educational sessions that focuses on Alpha Phi values and how they apply to our lives as sisters, leaders and members of society. Facilitated by our Educational Leadership Consultants and a team of outstanding alumna volunteers who collectively visit each chapter, this program is designed to give members the tools to be active followers and to cultivate an environment where all chapter members understand how to be leaders. Leading team efforts and working successfully to utilize group dynamics are skills fostered by this initiative.
Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs)
In 1894, Alpha Phi was the first women's fraternity to use "traveling delegates," now known as Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs). These women work hands-on with Alpha Phi chapters to develop recruitment plans, devise marketing strategies, provide motivation and support, analyze situations and make vital decisions.

Additionally, the Foundation also funds educational training sessions at Convention and other conferences to help officers develop the skills necessary to assume strong leadership roles within their chapters and beyond college.

We are committed to advancing Alpha Phi as the premier developer of women through these types of cutting-edge programs. Members not only become better leaders in their chapters and communities, they also become informed about pressing issues facing the world today.