Kappa Phi (ΚΦ) is a national Christian sisterhood,[1][2] which "focuses on four areas: Service, Worship, Fellowship, and Study."[3] The student organization is interdenominational Christian,[3] although it was formed under the auspices of The United Methodist Church.[4]

Kappa Phi
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Founded1916; 106 years ago (1916)
University of Kansas
EmphasisChristian women's
MaximI’d love to!
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Colors  Sky blue   Pine green   White
FlowerPink rose
PublicationCandle Beam
WebsiteOfficial website


Kappa Phi was founded in 1916 by Mrs. Gordon B. Thompson, the former Harriet Sterling,[5] who was married to the student minister at the University of Kansas. The society and experienced growth through schools where there was an existing Wesley Foundation. There were 25 chapters in such universities by 1938 and by 1967, Kappa Phi had a presence in over 33 colleges and universities.[4] Today, it has over 50 active and alumnae chapters.[6][7][8][9]


Chapter University
Epsilon Ohio State University
Kappa University of Oklahoma
Lambda Miami University
Phi Ohio University
Pi West Virginia University
Theta Oklahoma State University
Zeta University of Nebraska
Alpha Eta Northeastern State University
Alpha Gamma Bowling Green State University
Alpha Kappa Pennsylvania State University
Alpha Lambda Kent State University
Alpha Omega Ohio Northern University
Alpha Pi Western Michigan University
Alpha Psi Mount Union College
Alpha Sigma West Virginia Wesleyan College
Alpha Upsilon Oklahoma City University
Alpha Zeta Mansfield University
Beta Beta West Liberty University
Beta Delta University of Central Oklahoma
Beta Epsilon Bloomsburg University
Beta Gamma Ohio Wesleyan University
Beta Iota Bradley University
Beta Theta Texas A&M University
Beta Lambda Northwestern State University
Beta Nu Fresno Pacific University
Beta Xi Rogers State University

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  1. ^ Mills, Edward Laird (1936). "A Builder of Christian Leaders". The Christian Advocate. Methodist Episcopal Church. Kappa Phi, a Greek letter sorority sponsored by a church!
  2. ^ "Christian sorority wins national award". Contact Newspaper. The Oklahoma Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "About Kappa Phi". The Kappa Phi Club. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b The Methodist Woman, Volume 28. Joint Commission on Education and Cultivation, Board of Missions of the United Methodist Church. 1967. One such organization has been the Kappa Phi Club, an organization for Methodist women attending approximately 33 colleges and universities.
  5. ^ Kincaid, Fay Allen (1984). The History of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan: One Hundred Years. Wesley Foundation. p. 80.
  6. ^ "Active Chapters". The Kappa Phi Club. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Alumnae Chapters". The Kappa Phi Club. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  8. ^ Shedd, Clarence Prouty (1938). The Church Follows Its Students. Yale University Press. p. 126.
  9. ^ Norton, Mary E. (1946). The First Methodist Church: State and Huron Streets, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved 22 April 2014. The Kappa Phi Club of the Methodist Church is a national organization for Methodist college women. It was founded in 1916 at Kansas University and has grown until it now has chapters ...

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