One of the most important parts of being a part of sisterhood is the strong bonds we hold between one another. Here at Alpha Phi, sisterhood means being involved, supporting each other, pushing each other to our highest standards, and maintaining solid relationships that go beyond just friendship. Sisterhood is taken very seriously and Alpha Phis love taking the time to keep strengthening our sisterhood each and every day.
Some of our amazing sisterhood events include yoga on the beach, Avila Hot springs, getting our nails done, venturing off to Coachella, and dressing up in 80’s gear to go rollerblading in Pismo. No matter where Alpha Phis go, they always have an incredible time. We love spending weekends every quarter doing bonding events from all-house retreats and trips to other Alpha Phi Chapters to smaller, intimate events like pledge class bonding and movie nights. Whether its Bachelor Monday at the Alpha Phi chapter house or we're dressing up for a fun scavenger hunt, these moments spent together are always cherished. We are so grateful to have 270 empowering women who support and love each other.
Bigs & Littles
One of the most special things about being in a sorority is finding your big sister! To help our new members find their place in our chapter and meet just about every one of our members, we have the amazing Carebear Program. During their first few weeks in the sorority, new Alpha Phis are paired up with a different active member, their Carebear, who shows them around San Luis Obispo and provides support in any way they need it. The first few weeks of college can be a difficult transition, and having so many wonderful women behind us to help makes the world of a difference.
After getting to know the chapter, a new member is paired with a big sister. This is the person who is there for you throughout your years at Cal Poly to guide you and offer you unconditional support. Before a new members big sister is revealed, they spend Big Little Week showering them with gifts through fun baskets and tons of Alpha Phi shirts. On the last day the big sisters are revealed and Bigs and Littles participate in a fun sisterhood bonding event. The bond between a Big and a Little is a relationship that will last a lifetime, with many of our alumni Big Little pairs maintaining close, personal relationships even after graduation!