The Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi was founded on January 1st, 1889. Our chapter was actually the 5th chapter founded under Alpha Phi International, one year after the Eta chapter at Boston University, but was given the Delta denotation because the eight founders of the Boston University chapter wanted the Eta symbol to represent the number of their founders. Alpha Phi was the 4th chapter to join the Cornell University campus, and the only chapter who has never left campus for any period of time. We pride ourselved on being a part of the rich history of Cornell women, and having a hand in cultivating some of the most versatile leaders on campus.
Pictured above is our beloved chapter house, where Delta has been housed for more than 60 years. Originally, the sisters of Alpha Phi took up residence in one of the old dormitories on campus and eventually moved into the Women's Sage College residence. When our group began to grow, our sisters decided it was time to find a home to call their own. We rented space from Alpha Zeta fraternity for
a few years before finding and purchasing our current house from a Delta chapter alumna. Our house was once owned by Charlie Chaplain, who resided in Ithaca at time during the silent film era.
Over the years we have made many alterations to the exterior and interior of the house to keep it fresh and up to date. We have an outstanding full time chef, house keeper, full grounds and maintenance crew, and a dedicated alumnae House Corporation Board.