We are so excited you are visiting the website for the Zeta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our chapter is comprised of inspiring, talented, and intelligent women from all over the country. We are involved in a wide array of activities around Grounds and the Charlottesville area. Despite our vast interests, together we share a special bond and have a truly unique sisterhood. As Chapter President, I am honored to give you a glimpse into our chapter!
The Zeta Iota Chapter was founded at the University of Virginia in 1978 and has brought women together through sisterhood, scholarship, and social and philanthropic events ever since. Today, some of our favorite events include our “Ivy Circle” dinners, sisterhood events, Professor Desserts, and date functions!
Our philanthropic events unite us in an effort to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, benefitting Women’s Heart Health both locally and nationally. Our main event, the Thankful 5K Race, is in memory of two very special sisters. This race takes place every November, near Thanksgiving, to remind the UVA student body, our friends and families, and the Charlottesville community that we have so much to be thankful for. In addition, we hold an annual Parents’ Formal and Silent Auction in the fall semester, and a Semiformal in the spring.
After reflecting on my time in Alpha Phi, I am amazed and inspired with each of my sisters. I believe that individually, we are driven, passionate, smart, talented, fun, and beautiful girls. But collectively, we are so much more. We are the best versions of ourselves. There is something truly special about our sisterhood. It is amazing how quickly I was able to find some of my very best friends. My passion to lead this chapter stems from a place of love and utmost respect, and I am truly honored to serve as President this year.