Although it is difficult to describe, the bond of sisterhood is a common light that burns passionately in each sister. 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.
Make Life-Long Friends
Take Kappa Road Trips
Obtain and Provide Mentorship
Strive for Academic Excellence
Come out to RUSH to meet our sisters and learn more about Kappa Phi Lambda!
What is Rush?
Rush is a two-week period where students can come learn about our values and get to know our sisters! Rush is held at the start of each semester where we host social and informational events about our sorority and what we do. There is no cost or commitment to rushing and it's a great opportunity to get to know other students while learning about multicultural Greek life at your campus. Students are welcome to come have fun and talk to sisters with no obligation of joining!
How does Rush work?
While we are an Asian-interest sorority, we are not Asian-exclusive and welcome all to stop by a rush event and see what Kappas are all about! Our sisters come from diverse backgrounds and participate in a broad range of activities, so there truly is space for all types of women in our organization. Our rush events include exploring cultural diversity, service events, social events, and informational meetings.
After attending one informational meeting and two other Rush events, the student qualifies for an interview with our sisters and may be offered a bid. A bid is an invitation to begin Kappa Phi Lambda's New Member Process which is where the student will learn about our history, values, and what it means to be a sister.
As one of the most common questions we get, it ultimately comes down to the passion we put into our three pillars: sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. Although we build many friendships and memories between a diverse group of young women across generations and backgrounds, our ideals of cultural education and social impact is what makes Kappa Phi Lambda stand out. We believe in not only helping the community but being an important force in society. We aspire to inspire our members to become leaders in the world and advocate for our shared values.
What is a Bid?
A bid is an invitation to you from a chapter or associate chapter to begin the process to join Kappa Phi Lambda. After recruitment ends, bids are given to individuals deemed to be a good fit for our organization. In order to be eligible for a bid, the interested individual must go through an interview process and attend a set number of recruitment events (which may vary depending on individual schools).
What is the New Member Process?
Once Rush is over and candidates receive Bids, they begin their New Member Process as Potential New Members. The New Member Process is an educational period of time during which Potential New Members participate and plan activities to learn about their fellow Potential New Members, Kappa Phi Lambda’s history, values, and members. At the completion of this process, Potential New Members are then initiated into Kappa Phi Lambda as a sister.
Will joining affect my academic performance?
Kappa Phi Lambda values academic excellence and recognizes that the reason students enter college is to receive an education. Students must maintain the minimum academic criteria set by their respective universities in order to participate in the sorority. Individual Chapters and Associate Chapters may also have additional academic requirements for joining. Additionally, the New Member Process will provide and encourage regular study hours. Each Chapter and Associate Chapter has an Academic Advising Chair who is an active sister that reminds and motivates sisters to prioritize academic excellence.
I am not Asian or Asian-American. Am I still eligible?
Absolutely! Although the sorority promotes Pan-Asian culture, we strongly encourage women of all backgrounds to consider joining. In fact, our current membership boasts of women from a diverse array of cultures. As one of our three pillars, Cultural Diversity is an essential part of the organization’s identity. We celebrate this diversity by holding cultural events on campuses and within our communities. Chapters and Associate Chapters also host joint events with other clubs and Greek-lettered organizations to further promote a spirit of cultural awareness. We believe recognizing individual members for the unique value they add makes us greater as a whole.
How will Kappa Phi Lambda enrich my college experience?
College is a time to explore, become well-rounded and gain the skills necessary to enter post-collegiate life. Although academics are important, there are other skills which can empower you as an individual. Social, organizational and leadership skills are just as crucial, whether you plan to enter the workforce or continue your education post-graduation. Joining a sorority can help students learn these skills and offer the opportunity to be more deeply involved within the college and local communities. Additionally as a cultural sorority, Kappa Phi Lambda aims to spread cultural awareness to our members and their community. We hope that these experiences as a whole will enrich your college experience.
What kind of networking opportunities are there?
With over 4,000 sisters nationwide and a close bond that connects us all, there are infinite networking opportunities. Many alumnae sisters actively participate in sorority activities post-college. They are also involved in alumn-only sisterhood activities and are kept updated through an alumnae network and close friendships. Years after graduation, sisters find success both professionally and personally, all the while continuing to represent the sorority’s letters. Becoming a sister of Kappa Phi Lambda also provides members a foot in the door for further networking opportunities.
What is Kappa Phi Lambda's view on hazing?
Kappa Phi Lambda enforces an anti-hazing policy via the National Constitution and Risk Management Policy and in accordance with university policies and state laws. All existing and prospective members have the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Hence, our new member process is positive, and focuses on nurturing prospective members to become women of values and vision.