Kappa Phi Lambda
|Kappa Phi Lambda|
|Founded||March 9, 1995|
|Pillars||Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity|
|Colors|| Red |
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (Greek: ΚΦΛ, also known as Kappas and KPL) is a nonprofit, Asian-interest sorority that was founded on March 9, 1995 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Represented at 32 schools with over 3,000 members nationally, Kappa Phi Lambda is one of the fastest expanding Asian-American interest sororities in the United States. Kappa Phi Lambda is also a member of the National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA).
Seven women came together to establish Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University on March 9, 1995. The seven founders were Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang. The sorority was conceived through the notion of an organization that would provide a culturally sound and educationally inspiring grounding for Asian-American women. These women saw there was a need for an organization of this kind that would give inspiration and education to their community.
This sorority is open to women of all nationalities and backgrounds who want to learn about, actively speak for, and represent Pan-Asian culture.
Kappa Phi Lambda promotes the ideal of philanthropy by adoption of CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, as its national philanthropy.
CARE is a global organization that is dedicated to ending poverty and achieving social justice. Their focus is on equal rights and opportunities for women and girls, aligning with KPL's dedication to women empowerment.
There are currently 25 active chapters, 7 associate chapters, and 5 inactive schools within Kappa Phi Lambda.
|ε (Epsilon)||New York University||New York, New York||March 7, 1998|
May 1, 2016
|π (Pi)||Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||November 3, 2002|
November 17, 2018
|University of Denver||Denver, Colorado||April 20, 2013|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Charlotte, North Carolina||November 11, 2017|
|Drexel University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||March 9, 2019|
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro||Greensboro, North Carolina||April 13, 2019|
|University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||March 28, 2020|
|β (Beta)||University at Buffalo||Buffalo, New York||February 22, 1997|
|θ (Theta)||Baruch College||New York, New York||August 20, 1999|
|Miami University||Oxford, Ohio||April 22, 2006|
|Duke University||Durham, North Carolina||April 3, 2010|
|American University||Washington, D.C.||April 14, 2018|
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