Founded Nationally: 1995 at Binghamton University (SUNY)
Established at SJU: June 24, 2002
Colors: Red, White, & Grey
National Site: http://www.kappaphilambda.org
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. was first founded at the University of Binghamton in 1995. The Zeta Chapter was later established at St. John's University in the winter of 1998. Our sorority exists for the purpose of "providing service and promoting cultural diversity; thus, securing the bond of kinship for posterity." Kappa Phi Lambda believes in promoting pan-Asian culture, academic excellence, cultural diversity, community service, and sisterhood.
We have overcome the many obstacles and challenges of becoming the first pan-Asian American interest sorority in the history of St. John's University. Through perseverance, the dedication of our two founding mothers has now evolved into an ever-lasting legacy with a strong foundation.
Kappa Phi Lambda offers various social activities that include mixers, sister events, cultural workshops, and our annual formal. Cultural workshops have consisted of Sushi 101, potluck dinners, Jeopardy, "Ring in the New Year," and movie nights. We are also extremely active during Asian Pacific Heritage Month where sisters have volunteered in events such as Asian Night, Barrio Fiesta, and cultural workshops. Our philanthropy incorporates other organizations such as Asia Society, NYAWC, and Our Lady of China Chapel. The Asian market, tag sales, parties, and Hershey chocolate sales are also a few of our fundraising events.
Being that we firmly believe in giving back to the community, we have offered our services to a range of causes such as MS Walk and Bike Tour, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-a-Family, Walk for the Homeless, and an assortment of events sponsored by New York Cares.