Alpha Phi’s 75th Anniversary

Save the date for Alpha Phi’s 75th-anniversary celebration! Contact Amy Repp for more information at amysrepp@gmail.com.

The Alpha Phi Chapter will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary and Founders’ Day luncheon, Saturday April 29th, at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  The festivities will begin with a kick off meet and greet reception on Friday night. Click here to learn more.

The Central Michigan Alumnae and Alpha Phi Chapters have joined forces to plan what we hope will be a fabulous 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary celebration. Alpha Phi Sisters everywhere are asked to save April 29, 2017, for this special event, which will be held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

A collegiate chapter cannot survive on a campus for 75 years without redefining itself through the decades. Alpha Phi was chartered in 1942, in the middle of the Second World War. Because pearls were imported from Japan, our charter member’s Triangle badges would be pearl-less. This was a decade that was defined by “making do”.

The 50’s brought the space race, Rock ‘n Roll, and sadly, the Polio epidemic that claimed the life of Robbie Page, the young son of Mary Hastings Hollow Page. Tri Sigma responded to this tragedy with the establishment of the Robbie Page Memorial fund, which defined our sisterhood as one known for “Loving, Giving, and Sharing”.

In 1968-69, Alpha Phi received the Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award, a commendation that would be awarded to the chapter again in 1981-82, 1983-84, as well as 1990-91, defining the chapter as Excellent.

As Alpha Phi sailed into the turbulent anti Greek sentiments of the 1970’s, membership dropped, but the chapter weathered the storm and redefined itself as Steadfast.

The dawn of the computer age brought us into the 1980’s. Campuses across the country enjoyed resurgence of the Greek system. The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation was established, and our sisters would define themselves through Leadership and Service.

During the 90’s, Alpha Phi’s entered their “golden age”; the chapter celebrated their 50th Anniversary and purchased their current house, defining themselves as Established.

Moving Ever Forward into the new millennium, Tri Sigma became conscious of its brand and how society perceives our organization. This has been a time defined by a sincere effort for our members to revisit the values of our ritual, and to pursue the standards of “Friendship, Character, and Conduct”.

As Alpha Phi approaches its 75th Anniversary this spring, it is time once again to redefine what it means to be a Tri Sigma on the campus of Central Michigan University. In this new Triennium, it is Tri Sigma’s mission to empower women to change the world by offering consistent education in leadership, character, ethics, integrity, and prevention. With these ambitious goals to guide them, sisters will be inspired to keep moving Ever Forward, insuring many Alpha Phi anniversary celebrations in the future.