About Cornell Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT


Greetings from the iota Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Cornell University! Our Asian-interest organization was founded in 1995 on the pillars of sisterhood, service and cultural diversity. Our organization is comprised of a diverse group of young women who share similar experiences through their college years and beyond. It is a network of intelligent young women aspiring in various fields and is a resource center filled with endless opportunities upon graduation. To us, sisters of the iota Chapter, Kappa Phi Lambda is the invisible bond supporting individuals through life challenges and self-discovery. It is a house built on friendship, respect, and a shared vision.

Joining Kappas has been the most influential event in college for me. Through this sisterhood, I have met the most strong, hardworking, resilient, and supportive group of women, and I am extremely humbled to be surrounded by them. I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without this sisterhood, which has empowered me to develop confidence in my interests, abilities, and opinions. Our sisters come from different cultural backgrounds with uniquely inspiring stories, and despite our different experiences, we are bonded as a close-knit family by Kappa Phi Lambda.

As President of this sorority, I encourage you to learn more about our wonderful organization and the values that we stand for. Navigate through our website, like our Facebook page, visit our Youtube page. I hope I have sparked in you a flame of curiosity that may grow into a love that myself and all my sisters share for Kappas.

Thank you for taking the time to discover Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Please feel free to reach out to myself if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
Ling *unix* Cao
President

Executive Board

President

Ling *unix* Cao

Vice President

Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

Warden

Emilie *Arcturus* Guo

Treasurer

Amanda *Indica* Wang

Secretary

Juliana *trevi* Kim

Liaison

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi


Minor Board

Rush Chairs

Lauren *chaleur* Chun
Tong *Factor!al* Li

Public Relations Chairs

Lina *Maélle* Cheung
Juliana *trevi* Kim

Service Chairs

Grace *Bluet* Tran
Allison *NAIAD* Eng

Philanthropy Chairs

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi
Jasmine *mirai* Yu

Cultural Chairs

Jing *novaturic* Zhang
Lina *Maélle* Cheung

Sisterhood Chairs

Tiffany *claire voie* Chen
Jasmine *mirai* Yu

Performance Chairs

Nicole *SYRE* Hu
Ziqi *Imara* Guo

Alumnae Relations Chair

Grace *Bluet* Tran

Historian

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi

Banquet Chairs

Ever *oneiric* Chae
Celina *MEI* Kim

Social Chairs

Ever *oneiric* Chae
Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

Web Chair

Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

MGFC Chairs

Grace *Bluet* Tran
Juliana *trevi* Kim
Allison *NAIAD* Eng

OUR NATIONAL HISTORY


Seven women established the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University on March 9, 1995 with a single vision of sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. The sorority was conceived to provide a culturally and educationally inspiring grounding for Asian American women, laying the cornerstones of what was to become a revolutionary and unprecedented organization. This culturally based sorority would unite women of differing heritages and encourage use of their strong voices and thought. This sorority is open to women of all nationalities and backgrounds who want to learn about, actively speak for, and represent Pan-Asian culture. These first sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda also extended their hands to the community through charitable works of both service-oriented and philanthropic natures. Kappa Phi Lambda formed to provide the campus, and, on a large scale, the society with yet another option for learning and another outlet for activity. Several years ago, seven beautiful women lit the fire that is Kappa Phi Lambda and watched it grow. That fire now burns brightly within each of its present sisters, carrying with it all of our individual aspects, and it will continue to burn within the sisters to come.

Our Founding Mothers
(from left to right: Samantha Somchanhmavong, Elizabeth Choi, Rei Hirasawa, Chae Yoo Park, Connie Yang, Karen Eng, Hee Cho Moon)

The iota Chapter Charters
(from left to right: Christine Tsai, Diana Tsui, Mei Li, Julia Heeju Park, Joanne Goh, Christie Yeoh, Raquel Look)

OUR CHAPTER HISTORY


In the spring of 2000, seven women, not satisfied with the existing opportunities available to enhance their personal growth and to contribute to the campus and community through Asian-awareness and service, brought Kappa Phi Lambda to Cornell University. Through their dedication and hard work, these remarkable women established a cultural sorority with a vision of a united sisterhood fostering leadership and academic excellence. Their legacy continues with the following generations of sisters as they continue their philanthropic efforts, hoping to inspire the community to help make a difference. We fundraise for charitable foundations such as the Woman’s Advocacy Center so that they may continue providing free services, support, and educational programs for women and children who have encountered sexual abuse and harassment, abusive relationships or domestic violence. Every year, Kappa Phi Lambda brings to campus a variety of events that raises awareness and addresses issues concerning Asian culture and women by way of workshops, guest speakers, and discussion panels. Meanwhile, we recognize those on campus who share common values and goals through collaboration with their organizations and support of their events. Each sister sacrifices hours of her time to help better the environment around her by participating in community service. In the past, we’ve combined efforts with volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and On-site Volunteers so that we can create a larger and lasting impact on our community.

OUR MISSION


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 identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.

GENERAL INFORMATION


The blazon of the crest of the Sorority is as follows:
Be it known to all these present that the herein described coat of arms with crest has been designed and designated specifically for the honorable Kappa Phi Lambda of the United States of America in accordance with the finest traditions of heraldry. The arms of the said Kappa Phi Lambda are blazoned as follows, quarterly sanguine and argent, first, an orchid proper, second, a diamond sceptre proper, third, two candles argent alighted, fourth, a globe proper, all within a border agent and surmounted by a vallary crown bearing the greek letters Kappa Phi Lambda, behind the shield, a phoenix wings displayed sable. The motto is Fraternite, Servitium, Varietas, which means ‘Sisterhood, Service, Cultural Diversity’.

Sorority Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
Sorority Mascot: Phoenix
Sorority Flower: Orchid
Sorority Gem: Diamond
Nicknames: Kappas, KPL

OUR PILLARS





SISTERHOOD

We believe that there is only one thing stronger than a diamond and that is sisterhood. We embrace the fact that each one of our sisters is different and through sisterhood, we get to share our diverse values, cultures, beliefs and learn from one another. With our eternal care for each other, we create friendships that last beyond campus and our college years. Through all of the highs and lows of life, our sisters can always depend on one another, whether it's simply sharing a laugh together or supporting each other through difficult times. We may all come from different walks of life but through sisterhood, we unite as together one entity: Kappa Phi Lambda.



SERVICE

As an organization, we find it important to take the time to give back to our immediate community on Cornell’s campus, the greater Ithaca community, as well as our national and local philanthropies. The pillar of service empowers our sisters to take action and move a step towards making a difference on current critical issues, such as socioeconomic and gender inequality and domestic violence. We continue to strive to spread the act of service and support organizations that focus on tackling these national issues. Our chapter is proud of voicing our opinions and putting our passionate perspectives into actions for the communities we can impact.



CULTURAL DIVERSITY

As an Asian interest organization, Kappa Phi Lambda is vested with both the power and responsibility to promote understanding, education, and awareness of Asian and Asian-American culture. Through the various events that sisters host and attend each year, such as Asia Night, Spirit of the Phoenix, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, we strive to build a community around cultural diversity. Furthermore, Kappa Phi Lambda’s status as a Multicultural Greek Fraternal organization enhances our ability to build relationships with other multi-cultural Greek organizations. In the current political climate, we feel it is particularly important for minorities to support one another and together promote diversity.


OUR PHILANTHROPY


Philanthropy is a very important aspect of Kappa Phi Lambda. Since our establishment, we have succeeded in our many efforts to raise money and donate to a variety of organizations. Kappa Phi Lambda’s national philanthropy is CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere). CARE is an international humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty, and it focuses on working with women to improve basic education, end gender-based violence, provide healthcare and nutrition, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, protect natural resources, and deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters. For more information about CARE, please visit their website at care.org.

PHILANTHROPY ORGANIZATIONS
WE HAVE WORKED WITH:

• C.A.R.E. (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)
• Ithaca Youth Bureau
• Charity Denim
• Cornell Elves Program
• The Advocacy Center in Ithaca
• Tompkins Catholic Charities of America
• Salvation Army
• Make a Wish Foundation
• Relay for Life
• Students Against Violence and Abuse

• Adopt-A-Highway Program
• Ithaca Children's Garden
• Prisoner Express
• Cornell Students for Black Lives
• Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
• Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
• alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
• Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Inc.
• Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.
• Pi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc.

CORNELL MGFC - MULTICULTURAL GREEK AND FRATERNAL COUNCIL


I. Alignment of Values
II. Academic Excellence
III. Respect for New Members and Initiates
IV. Commitment to Service
V. Social Responsibility
VI. Promote Citizenship and Inclusivity
VII. Self-Governance
VIII. Leadership Development
IX. Healthy Living-Learning Environments
X. Life-Long Relationships and Affinity


The iota chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a member of the Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council (MGFC) at Cornell University. The MGFC is a member of the Greek Tri-Council along with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council. MGFC is composed of 16 culturally-based fraternities and sororities that coordinates programs promoting service and culture between members of an organization, members of the council, and the rest of the community.

The mission of this council is to operate as a united governing body for all organizations, dedicating themselves to promoting unity and serving as a support system. They will serve as a model for the underrepresented student community and operate as a united body to effectively advocate the issues and concerns of the organizations and the entire campus community that they serve. The purpose of MGFC is to positively promote cultural Greek Life as it exists at Cornell University and beyond.

About Cornell Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT


Greetings from the iota Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Cornell University! Our Asian-interest organization was founded in 1995 on the pillars of sisterhood, service and cultural diversity. Our organization is comprised of a diverse group of young women who share similar experiences through their college years and beyond. It is a network of intelligent young women aspiring in various fields and is a resource center filled with endless opportunities upon graduation. To us, sisters of the iota Chapter, Kappa Phi Lambda is the invisible bond supporting individuals through life challenges and self-discovery. It is a house built on friendship, respect, and a shared vision.

Joining Kappas has been the most influential event in college for me. Through this sisterhood, I have met the most strong, hardworking, resilient, and supportive group of women, and I am extremely humbled to be surrounded by them. I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without this sisterhood, which has empowered me to develop confidence in my interests, abilities, and opinions. Our sisters come from different cultural backgrounds with uniquely inspiring stories, and despite our different experiences, we are bonded as a close-knit family by Kappa Phi Lambda.

As President of this sorority, I encourage you to learn more about our wonderful organization and the values that we stand for. Navigate through our website, like our Facebook page, visit our Youtube page. I hope I have sparked in you a flame of curiosity that may grow into a love that myself and all my sisters share for Kappas.

Thank you for taking the time to discover Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Please feel free to reach out to myself if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
Ling *unix* Cao
President

Executive Board

President

Ling *unix* Cao

Vice President

Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

Warden

Emilie *Arcturus* Guo

Treasurer

Amanda *Indica* Wang

Secretary

Juliana *trevi* Kim

Liaison

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi


Minor Board

Rush Chairs

Lauren *chaleur* Chun
Tong *Factor!al* Li

Public Relations Chairs

Lina *Maélle* Cheung
Juliana *trevi* Kim

Service Chairs

Grace *Bluet* Tran
Allison *NAIAD* Eng

Philanthropy Chairs

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi
Jasmine *mirai* Yu

Cultural Chairs

Jing *novaturic* Zhang
Lina *Maélle* Cheung

Sisterhood Chairs

Tiffany *claire voie* Chen
Jasmine *mirai* Yu

Performance Chairs

Nicole *SYRE* Hu
Ziqi *Imara* Guo

Alumnae Relations Chair

Grace *Bluet* Tran

Historian

Youna *Aqua Vitae* Choi

Banquet Chairs

Ever *oneiric* Chae
Celina *MEI* Kim

Social Chairs

Ever *oneiric* Chae
Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

Web Chair

Vivien *clytemnestra* Lee

MGFC Chairs

Grace *Bluet* Tran
Juliana *trevi* Kim
Allison *NAIAD* Eng

OUR NATIONAL HISTORY


Seven women established the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University on March 9, 1995 with a single vision of sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. The sorority was conceived to provide a culturally and educationally inspiring grounding for Asian American women, laying the cornerstones of what was to become a revolutionary and unprecedented organization. This culturally based sorority would unite women of differing heritages and encourage use of their strong voices and thought. This sorority is open to women of all nationalities and backgrounds who want to learn about, actively speak for, and represent Pan-Asian culture. These first sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda also extended their hands to the community through charitable works of both service-oriented and philanthropic natures. Kappa Phi Lambda formed to provide the campus, and, on a large scale, the society with yet another option for learning and another outlet for activity. Several years ago, seven beautiful women lit the fire that is Kappa Phi Lambda and watched it grow. That fire now burns brightly within each of its present sisters, carrying with it all of our individual aspects, and it will continue to burn within the sisters to come.

Our Founding Mothers
(from left to right: Samantha Somchanhmavong, Elizabeth Choi, Rei Hirasawa, Chae Yoo Park, Connie Yang, Karen Eng, Hee Cho Moon)

The iota Chapter Charters
(from left to right: Christine Tsai, Diana Tsui, Mei Li, Julia Heeju Park, Joanne Goh, Christie Yeoh, Raquel Look)

OUR CHAPTER HISTORY


In the spring of 2000, seven women, not satisfied with the existing opportunities available to enhance their personal growth and to contribute to the campus and community through Asian-awareness and service, brought Kappa Phi Lambda to Cornell University. Through their dedication and hard work, these remarkable women established a cultural sorority with a vision of a united sisterhood fostering leadership and academic excellence. Their legacy continues with the following generations of sisters as they continue their philanthropic efforts, hoping to inspire the community to help make a difference. We fundraise for charitable foundations such as the Woman’s Advocacy Center so that they may continue providing free services, support, and educational programs for women and children who have encountered sexual abuse and harassment, abusive relationships or domestic violence. Every year, Kappa Phi Lambda brings to campus a variety of events that raises awareness and addresses issues concerning Asian culture and women by way of workshops, guest speakers, and discussion panels. Meanwhile, we recognize those on campus who share common values and goals through collaboration with their organizations and support of their events. Each sister sacrifices hours of her time to help better the environment around her by participating in community service. In the past, we’ve combined efforts with volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and On-site Volunteers so that we can create a larger and lasting impact on our community.

OUR MISSION


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 identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.

GENERAL INFORMATION


The blazon of the crest of the Sorority is as follows:
Be it known to all these present that the herein described coat of arms with crest has been designed and designated specifically for the honorable Kappa Phi Lambda of the United States of America in accordance with the finest traditions of heraldry. The arms of the said Kappa Phi Lambda are blazoned as follows, quarterly sanguine and argent, first, an orchid proper, second, a diamond sceptre proper, third, two candles argent alighted, fourth, a globe proper, all within a border agent and surmounted by a vallary crown bearing the greek letters Kappa Phi Lambda, behind the shield, a phoenix wings displayed sable. The motto is Fraternite, Servitium, Varietas, which means ‘Sisterhood, Service, Cultural Diversity’.

Sorority Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
Sorority Mascot: Phoenix
Sorority Flower: Orchid
Sorority Gem: Diamond
Nicknames: Kappas, KPL

OUR PILLARS



SISTERHOOD

SERVICE
CULTURAL DIVERSITY

We believe that there is only one thing stronger than a diamond and that is sisterhood. We embrace the fact that each one of our sisters is different and through sisterhood, we get to share our diverse values, cultures, beliefs and learn from one another. With our eternal care for each other, we create friendships that last beyond campus and our college years. Through all of the highs and lows of life, our sisters can always depend on one another, whether it's simply sharing a laugh together or supporting each other through difficult times. We may all come from different walks of life but through sisterhood, we unite as together one entity: Kappa Phi Lambda.

As an organization, we find it important to take the time to give back to our immediate community on Cornell’s campus, the greater Ithaca community, as well as our national and local philanthropies. The pillar of service empowers our sisters to take action and move a step towards making a difference on current critical issues, such as socioeconomic and gender inequality and domestic violence. We continue to strive to spread the act of service and support organizations that focus on tackling these national issues. Our chapter is proud of voicing our opinions and putting our passionate perspectives into actions for the communities we can impact.

As an Asian interest organization, Kappa Phi Lambda is vested with both the power and responsibility to promote understanding, education, and awareness of Asian and Asian-American culture. Through the various events that sisters host and attend each year, such as Asia Night, Spirit of the Phoenix, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, we strive to build a community around cultural diversity. Furthermore, Kappa Phi Lambda’s status as a Multicultural Greek Fraternal organization enhances our ability to build relationships with other multi-cultural Greek organizations. In the current political climate, we feel it is particularly important for minorities to support one another and together promote diversity.

OUR PHILANTHROPY


Philanthropy is a very important aspect of Kappa Phi Lambda. Since our establishment, we have succeeded in our many efforts to raise money and donate to a variety of organizations. Kappa Phi Lambda’s national philanthropy is CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere). CARE is an international humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty, and it focuses on working with women to improve basic education, end gender-based violence, provide healthcare and nutrition, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, protect natural resources, and deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters. For more information about CARE, please visit their website at care.org.

PHILANTHROPY ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE WORKED WITH:

• C.A.R.E. (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)
• Ithaca Youth Bureau
• Charity Denim
• Cornell Elves Program
• The Advocacy Center in Ithaca
• Tompkins Catholic Charities of America
• Salvation Army
• Make a Wish Foundation
• Relay for Life
• Students Against Violence and Abuse

• Adopt-A-Highway Program
• Ithaca Children's Garden
• Prisoner Express
• Cornell Students for Black Lives
• Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
• Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
• alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
• Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Inc.
• Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.
• Pi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc.

CORNELL MGFC - MULTICULTURAL GREEK AND FRATERNAL COUNCIL


I. Alignment of Values
II. Academic Excellence
III. Respect for New Members and Initiates
IV. Commitment to Service
V. Social Responsibility
VI. Promote Citizenship and Inclusivity
VII. Self-Governance
VIII. Leadership Development
IX. Healthy Living-Learning Environments
X. Life-Long Relationships and Affinity


The iota chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a member of the Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council (MGFC) at Cornell University. The MGFC is a member of the Greek Tri-Council along with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council. MGFC is composed of 16 culturally-based fraternities and sororities that coordinates programs promoting service and culture between members of an organization, members of the council, and the rest of the community.

The mission of this council is to operate as a united governing body for all organizations, dedicating themselves to promoting unity and serving as a support system. They will serve as a model for the underrepresented student community and operate as a united body to effectively advocate the issues and concerns of the organizations and the entire campus community that they serve. The purpose of MGFC is to positively promote cultural Greek Life as it exists at Cornell University and beyond.