ETA CHAPTER AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

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First established at Binghamton University our sisters sought to uphold our sorority’s pillars of SISTERHOOD, SERVICE, & CULTURAL DIVERSITY.

SISTERHOOD

Though each one of us is unique and different, we all came together and created an everlasting friendship, united as one sisterhood. Our love and friendship is bonded through our laughter and our tears, our triumphs and our struggles, growing stronger with each passing day. It is a bond so unique and priceless, we know it will last a lifetime. Diamonds are forever. Sisterhood is forever.

SERVICE

Each Sister strives to excel in one of our strong pillars – service. We attempt to grab every opportunity possible to help out our community. We participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program, March of Dimes, and even volunteer at our local soup kitchen, Elijah’s Promise. We also hold multiple events throughout the semester we raise money for charities like NAPAWF, UNICEF Children’s Foundation, & Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda strongly believe in the Pillar of 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 host on each campus enrich our cultural awareness and help to educate others.

ABOUT US

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“We, the sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, strive to strengthen Sisterhood amongst women by providing Service and promoting Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, thus securing the bond of kinship for posterity. Kappa Phi Lambda exists to further educate individuals about Pan-Asian culture, while keeping our own identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.”

NATIONAL HISTORY

On March 9, 1995, seven courageous young women at Binghamton University set forth to establish an organization that represented their values and ideals of Asian-American culture – Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. These young women, Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon. Chae Yoo, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang, envisioned a sorority that would encompass values such as sisterhood, community service, and cultural diversity. With these values instilled, Kappa Phi Lambda has now expanded to 23 colleges and universities. and is undoubtedly still growing at an amazing rate. The sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority are made up of a medlee of different races and welcomes anyone of non- asian ethnicity. The sorority‘s goal is to share its values with anyone who believe in the same ventures it strives for. With emphasis on the importance of academic excellence. sisterly bonds. and Asian-awareness. Kappa Phi Lambda has and will successfully leave behind a legacy of eternal sisterhood that its seven founding mothers worked so hard to achieve.

CHAPTER HISTORY

In the Fall of 1999, thirteen admirable women at Rutgers University embarked upon a challenging yet rewarding journey towards sisterhood. These 13 strong, ambitious, and hardworking pioneers, Irene Chan. Sophia Chan. Gina Coquia, Ruth Ding, Jennifer Jose, Denise Lai. Debra Louie. Michelle Quon, Yen Quan. Jaymee Racho, Valerie Seto. Patty Tsai, and Amy Wong, worked to bring a unique and diverse organization to Rutgers University. Throughout their arduous journey, the charters experienced many trials and hardships, yet they remained adamant on conquering their goal. Through the process. they developed strong, irreplaceable sisterly bonds and still remain close today… and on November 7, 1999, Kappa Phi Lambda became the first Asian Interest Sorority in New Jersey. Hand in hand, Kappa Phi Lambda as a sisterhood. strive for community involvement and philanthropy. Each year our sisterhood flourishes and prospers. Each year we work to ensure our community grows along with us, never leaving it behind. We lend our hands to help others as much as we n. We manage our time to volunteer at different organizations, and we open our hearts to provide hope. understanding, and strength to our community.

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 SISTERS

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Bonding is a crucial part of our sisterhood. As new sisters come in and older sisters leave, we still try to keep our sisterhood strong. There are many fun-filled sister events held throughout the year just for those purposes. From sleepovers to beach retreats, sisters can let loose and have some great Kappa-filled fun! To name a few, here are a sample of sister events held: Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Potluck, Secret Santa, Birthday parties, Sushi Night, Scavenger Hunt, Gym buddies, Volleyball/b-ball, White Water Rafting, Outlet Mall Trips, Popeyes 8-Pho, BBQs, Sister dinners, Karaoke, Girls Night Out (bars/clubs), Sleepovers, Retreat at LBI, Retreat at Poconos!

NEWS & EVENTS

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Run Away with Kappas Fall 2014 Rush <3

The sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated at Rutgers University, would like to invite YOU to explore, and accompany us on our journey to sisterhood. Prepare to discover the meaning of friendship, service and cultural diversity by Running Away with Kappa Phi Lambda in our FALL 2014 RUSH! °•°• WHO ARE WE? °•°• […]

KPL Presents Volley For Charity!

Come show off your skills and compete in Rutgers Kappas first ever Volleyball Tournament! Invite your friends and create a team of 6-8 players to play! The winning team will have the chance to win $100!!!! But that’s not all, the team who has the most fans can win a small prize too so invite everyone you […]

KPL and LPhiE 2nd Annual ExplorAsian Event

THE RACE IS BACK !!!!! Rutgers Kappas & Rutgers Lambdas cordially invites you to participate in our annual event explorASIAN !! The event is based off the popular TV show Amazing Race. Teams will be competing in a race to various checkpoints over two campuses (Busch and Livi). Each checkpoint will be a different country […]
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RUSH

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The sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated at Rutgers University, would like to invite YOU to explore, and accompany us on our journey to sisterhood. Prepare to discover the meaning of friendship, service and cultural diversity by Running Away with Kappa Phi Lambda in our FALL 2014 RUSH! 

*** Remember: Rush is NON-Obligatory***
**Rides will be provided**
**In order to attend Invite Dinner, you must attend 1 GIM and 5 other events**

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Brittany *Adamancé* Chan (kplzadamance@gmail.com) or Michelle “EST” Tow (kplruest@gmail.com) 

To view our whole rush schedule click here

Click here to visit our Facebook event page

FAQ

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I’m interested in joining Kappa Phi Lambda. How do I learn more about the sorority?
If it is the beginning of the semester and Rush is not over yet, find out our Rush schedule and attend the next General Interest Meeting. Fliers should be posted around Rutgers and on this website to inform of exact time and dates. Also, if you know any sisters, all of us are happy to talk to you or answer any questions you any have about joining Kappa Phi Lambda anytime throughout the year. Catch one of us in person or shoot one of us an e-mail. Contact information can be found on the Sisters page.
What is Rush?

At the beginning of every semester, Greek organizations (fraternities, sororities, and co-ed academic fraternities) hold events to recruit new members. If you decide to participate in our events, you become a rushee. As a rushee. all events are free and all rides to and from events are provided. Just come out and learn about us – if you feel the sorority is not right for you, you are not obligated to join. Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority holds many fun events such as General Interest Meetings, Spa Night, Bowling Night, and Game Night in order for interested girls to come out and have fun with the sisters. The General Interest Meeting is geared to inform you of us – our sisterhood, mission, values, and actions. The other events are held for the sisters to get to know you better and for you to get to know the sisters. There are plenty of opportunities to talk to sisters if you have further questions about the sorority. Just come out, learn about us, have lots of fun, and most importantly be you!

How do I know if I'm eligible to join?

At the beginning of every semester, Greek organizations (fraternities, sororities, and co-ed academic fraternities) hold events to recruit new members. If you decide to participate in our events, you become a rushee. As a rushee. all events are free and all rides to and from events are provided. Just come out and learn about us – if you feel the sorority is not right for you, you are not obligated to join. Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority holds many fun events such as General Interest Meetings, Spa Night, Bowling Night, and Game Night in order for interested girls to come out and have fun with the sisters. The General Interest Meeting is geared to inform you of us – our sisterhood, mission, values, and actions. The other events are held for the sisters to get to know you better and for you to get to know the sisters. There are plenty of opportunities to talk to sisters if you have further questions about the sorority. Just come out, learn about us, have lots of fun, and most importantly be you!

Is there any hazing when recruiting new members?
Kappa Phi Lambda strictly prohibits hazing. Hazing is defined as “Doing, requiring or encouraging any act, whether or not the act is voluntarily agreed upon, in conjunction with initiation or continued membership or participation in any group that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm or humiliation. Such acts may include, but are not limited to, use of alcohol, creation of excessive fatigue, and paddling, punching or kicking in any form.” Hazing is against the national standards of Kappa Phi Lambda by its National Constitution and Risk Management Policy in accordance with university policies and state laws. Kappa Phi Lambda believes that all existing and prospective members have the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Hazing will not be tolerated by Kappa Phi Lambda and violators may be subject to fines, suspension or expulsion by the National Board.
Are there Chapter fees?
Yes there are, though fees vary from semester to semester and typically range from $130-$150. Every sister has been able to afford and pay the chapter fees. There are multiple resources that can help sisters with financial situations such as payment plan and scholarships if necessary.
Academic Standards
Members of Kappa Phi Lambda are required to maintain the minimum academic standards for students wishing to participate in Greek life at the university they attend. This academic standard may include a minimum GPA, required number of credits or general academic standing. The Central Council of Kappa Phi Lambda will work with university advisors to ensure appropriate requirements are met for all its members. In addition, the executive board of individual chapters or colonies of the sorority may set additional academic requirements for recruitment and membership. To join Kappa Phi Lambda and be an active sister a grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained and the student must have completed at least 12 credits.
Alcohol Policy
All current and prospective members of Kappa Phi Lambda are required to follow strict alcohol and risk management policies. The policies are in accordance with state laws, and are expected to be enforced by university administrators and the Kappa Phi Lambda Central Council. Each established colony or chapter is required to maintain a risk-management chair responsible for reporting all incidents to Kappa Phi Lambda’s Central Council, university administrators and state and federal officials. If any issues may arise, the Kappa Phi Lambda Central Council will work in close cooperation with the university.
Membership Expectations
As a Sister of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, every sister must uphold the three pillars we stand for, Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity.
Parental Information
More information available on the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. National Website: www.kappaphilambda.org

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EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • MICHAELA RIVERA *Surreal*
    MICHAELA RIVERA *Surreal*PRESIDENT
  • JUDY CHAI *L’AMOUREUX*
    JUDY CHAI *L’AMOUREUX*VICE PRESIDENT
  • SHARON CHUNG *Diadème*
    SHARON CHUNG *Diadème*WARDEN
  • Debbie Trieu *Contessa*
    Debbie Trieu *Contessa*SECRETARY
  • JANE LIANG *Strategy*
    JANE LIANG *Strategy*TREASURER
  • SYLVIA JUNG *Trust*
    SYLVIA JUNG *Trust*NATIONAL BOARD LIAISON
MINOR BOARD
  • NATALIE KHOO *Mystique*
    NATALIE KHOO *Mystique*ALUMNI ADVISOR
  • AUDREY SINDAC CHEN *Stellaris*
    AUDREY SINDAC CHEN *Stellaris*15 YEAR BANQUET CHAIR
  • SHARON CHUNG *Diadéme*
    SHARON CHUNG *Diadéme*15 YEAR BANQUET CHAIR
  • SYLVIA JUNG *Trust*
    SYLVIA JUNG *Trust*15 YEAR BANQUET CHAIR
  • ELAINE NGO *Geneta*
    ELAINE NGO *Geneta*15 YEAR BANQUET CHAIR
  • JANE LIANG *Strategy*
    JANE LIANG *Strategy*ACADEMIC ADVISING CHAIR
  • CHLOE CHAN *Skyfall*
    CHLOE CHAN *Skyfall*ALUMNI RELATIONS CHAIR
  • BRITTANY CHAN *Adamancé*
    BRITTANY CHAN *Adamancé*CO-ASIAN STUDENT COUNCIL LIAISON
  • MICHELLE LIM *McLaren*
    MICHELLE LIM *McLaren*CO-ASIAN STUDENT COUNCIL LIAISON
  • JOAN OH *Louviére*
    JOAN OH *Louviére*COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR
  • MICHELLE LIM *McLaren*
    MICHELLE LIM *McLaren*CO-CULTURAL CHAIR
  • DIANA NGO *Lady X*
    DIANA NGO *Lady X*CO-CULTURAL CHAIR
  • COURTNEY LAM *Outshine*
    COURTNEY LAM *Outshine*CO-FUNDRAISING CHAIR
  • MICHELLE TOW *EST*
    MICHELLE TOW *EST*CO-FUNDRAISING CHAIR
  • KATERINA PRODROMOU *Heartfelt*
    KATERINA PRODROMOU *Heartfelt*HISTORIAN
  • HANNAH TSAO *Cerylia*
    HANNAH TSAO *Cerylia*PANHELLENIC DELEGATE
  • CHLOE CHAN *Skyfall*
    CHLOE CHAN *Skyfall*CO-PERFORMANCE CHAIR
  • ANNIE NGUYEN *Versailles*
    ANNIE NGUYEN *Versailles*CO-PERFORMANCE CHAIR
  • ANNIE NGUYEN *Versailles*
    ANNIE NGUYEN *Versailles*CO-PHILANTHROPY CHAIR
  • JOAN OH *Louviére*
    JOAN OH *Louviére*CO-PHILANTHROPY CHAIR
  • DIANA NGO *Lady X*
    DIANA NGO *Lady X*PUBLICITY CHAIR
  • BRITTANY CHAN *Adamancé*
    BRITTANY CHAN *Adamancé*CO-RUSH CHAIR
  • MICHELLE TOW *EST*
    MICHELLE TOW *EST*CO-RUSH CHAIR
  • AMY HUYNH *mur.mur*
    AMY HUYNH *mur.mur*SISTER EVENTS COORDINATOR
  • KATERINA PRODROMOU *Heartfelt*
    KATERINA PRODROMOU *Heartfelt*SOCIAL CHAIR
  • MICHAELA RIVERA *Surreal*
    MICHAELA RIVERA *Surreal*WEBMISTRESS
CHAPTER & COLONIES

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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

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STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

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ST JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

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BARUCH COLLEGE

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

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DUKE UNIVERSITY

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

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