alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1989 and recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on February 7, 1990. The founding sisters: Betty Chu, Karin Co, Susan Kim, Nancy Lee, Sherri Leung, Annie Loo, Belinda Ma, Anita Ng, Serene Ngin, Fannie Pon, Josie Sun, Daisy Wu, Jill Yoshimura and Reina Yuan, dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization which would provide Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system. Soon after being recognized by the College Panhellenic Association the founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals were to later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi's purpose.
University of Washington - Pi Chapter's History
The expansion of alpha Kappa Delta Phi into the Pacific Northwest began in 1997 with the formation of the alpha Kappa Delta Phi University of Washington charter pledge class and issuance of the official charter. In the Spring of 1998 Rica Lee Bailey, Kathy Chia, Bernadette Connor, Binh Le Dang, Shirley Fung, Courtney Hu, Teresa Lo, Debbie Shih, Lizz Tran, and Teresa Vong all came together to form the charter class at the University of Washington. aKDPhi has since been recognized as the largest international Asian American interest sorority.