The National Alumnae Association of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority aims to sustain the lifelong bond of Sisterhood and engage Sisters after graduation. It serves as a community for alumnae to connect by providing a social network as well as professional resources. The Association recognizes and celebrates the personal achievements and milestones of our Sisters, while promoting the pillars and advancement of the Sorority.
Kappa Phi Lambda is an Asian-interest sorority founded on the pillars of Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity.
Kappa Phi Lambda was founded on March 9, 1995 at Binghamton University by seven founding mothers. These inspirational women – Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo Park, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang – united with a single vision of providing women with the chance to use their pride in heritage to become leaders of society. There was a need for an organization of this kind that would give inspiration and education to its community, and thus, Kappa Phi Lambda was born.
Since its founding, Kappa Phi Lambda has since become one of the fastest growing and strongest Asian American interest sororities in the nation. Today, well over a decade after the founding mothers established Kappa Phi Lambda, the sorority has grown to a total of 28 locations.
We embrace a unique relationship based on friendship, respect, and a shared vision. Wherever we go, and no matter how long ago we were initiated, each Sister is connected and important to the sorority. With a network of Sisters spanning across the globe, we can find comfort in knowing that Kappa extends so much further beyond our own universities!
Contributing to the community and supporting important causes are core values of Kappa Phi Lambda. Whether through our national cause, CARE, or through local chapter involvement, the pillar of service empowers Sisters to tackle tough socioeconomic issues such as domestic violence, hate crimes, economic injustice, human trafficking and immigration rights.
The Sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda strongly believe in cultural diversity. We believe that by educating our community about the beauty and complexity of Pan-Asian cultural heritage, we also uphold the importance of understanding all cultures. The events we hold on each campus enrich our cultural awareness and educate others. The events we attend, hosted by other organizations, in turn enhance our appreciation of other cultures. Although we are an Asian / Asian American interest sorority, by no means are we Asian exclusive. Across the nation, Sisters represent over 50 different ethnicities and over 30 different native languages.