Alpha Phi Gamma’s official National Philanthropy is the Fight Against Violence Towards Women. The origins of our National Philanthropy began at our First National Conference in 1999. During this gathering, our Sisters voted to focus on a cause that was not as strongly supported as others, but affected the lives of many women around the world. Thus began our passion in helping to fight against violence towards women and marking us as one of the first organizations to focus on this important cause.
Since then, our Sisters across the nation have committed their efforts in volunteering with shelters and organizations, and to help raise funds for this cause. Our Sisters seek to spread awareness of this cause to build support in our communities year-round. In addition, during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, Alpha Phi Gamma joins together on a national level to volunteer time, raise awareness and help fundraise for this important cause.
In November 2009, Alpha Phi Gamma strengthened their commitment by becoming a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The NCADV is a non-profit grassroots membership organization working to:
- Eliminate Domestic Violence
- Empower Victims of Domestic Violence
- Unite Our Voices
- Alert and Educate the Public
- Build Partnerships
- Join Alpha Phi Gamma and the NCADV to stop domestic violence and make Every Home a Safe Home!
ACADEMICS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Alpha Phi Gamma strives to provide service and Asian Awareness while promoting scholarship and academic excellence. To encourage our purpose, Alpha Phi Gamma recognizes and rewards our schools and Sisters who go up and beyond when demonstrating these principles.
This award goes to the school that has accumulated the most points for APhiG Measures in one academic school year. This school has earned points by having programs designed to increase Sisterhood, promote Asian Awareness, Philanthropy, Academic Excellence, Fundraising, and Socials. This school has gone above and beyond the minimum requirements to be a charter in good standing according to National Board. This school far exceeds expectations and has set the bar for the following academic year.
The Omega Charter (Primero-Arabe) Scholarship was dedicated in memory of Aileen Primero (1985-2007) and Janice Arabe (1981-2009). These two sisters exemplified what it was to be a sister of Alpha Phi Gamma.
This award is given to an outstanding Sister of Alpha Phi Gamma. This Sister must strive to show all points of our values in everything they do.
❏ Online application
❏ Provide contact information of references (two Sisters, cannot be applicant’s Big or Little Sis)
❏ GPA submission
❏ Career plan/passion essay (min. 500 words)