Iota Upsilon Chapter 

at the 

University of Ottawa

Our History


Alpha Phi International 

Alpha Phi is an international women’s fraternity initially founded by ten female students at Syracuse University. Pursuing their studies in a largely male-dominated university, these women yearned for a circle of friends who could sympathize with each other’s troubles and support each other’s ambitions. With this in mind, these ten women initiated themselves into Alpha Phi on September 18, 1872. To learn more about Alpha Phi's Founders, please visit the Alpha Phi International website's Founders page.

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 Alpha Phi in Canada

 In 1906, Alpha Phi became an international organization by welcoming the Xi Chapter at the University of Toronto. The Iota Upsilon chapter, University of Ottawa's Alpha Phi chapter, is the seventh Canadian chapter. The most recently created chapter is located at McGill university.


Alpha Phi in Ottawa

Alpha Phi joined the University of Ottawa Greek community in January 2014 through a collaboration with Kappa Zeta Psi (a local sorority founded in 2010).  The Iota Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi was chartered on March 29, 2014. As part of an international sisterhood, Alpha Phi members participate in activities on campus and in the community and also take part in leadership and training opportunities offered by Alpha Phi International.  

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 To learn more about our sorority, please visit the Alpha Phi International website.

Map of All Alpha Phi Chapters

Map of All Canadian Chapters

Map of Ottawa Alpha Phi