Timeless Friendship Through Sisterhood
alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi) is currently the largest, fastest-growing, and ONLY international Asian-interest* sorority in the world. aKDPhi was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. Since then, we have established 66 chapters across the United States and Canada with more than 9,000 sisters coast to coast.
The James Madison University Associate Chapter was established in 2003 as the 33rd chapter of aKDPhi and the only Asian-interest sorority at JMU. Our mission is to provide a sisterhood amongst women while promoting leadership, scholarship, and Asian-awareness within JMU and in the Harrisonburg community.
By establishing ourselves on campus, we hope to become a haven for the conflicting dual cultural role of the Asian-American woman as well as become a medium for Asian women to establish better and improved social integration with other ethnicities on campus. With these goals set, we offer unconditional support and encouragement to one another while upholding the highest levels of integrity. We apply what we have learned as individuals to show the strong characters within ourselves and those we hold closest to us– our sisters.
Along with the qualities that alpha Kappa Delta Phi represents, we strive to become an avenue in our community for positive change and to nurture minority growth. Although we remain a minority within a minority, together we hold a powerful voice as sisters brought together by a common purpose.
*aKDPhi is an Asian-interest sorority, but not an Asian-exclusive sorority; all are welcome who are interested!