May 18, 2011

Stanford Installation

In 1879, Alpha Phi adopted its official colors, silver and bordeaux, distinctive shades that have come to represent the rich history and timeless bonds originally established by our Fraternity's ten Founders.

Since their adoption, members have worn these colors in the form of a silver and bordeaux ribbon under their badges to acknowledge special occasions. These recognized occasions include Alpha Phi Founders’ Day, the anniversary of a chapter’s installation and the installation of a new chapter.

On May 21, 2011, Alpha Phi and its members will honor the re-installation of our Kappa chapter at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. On this day, we ask members to participate in our Fraternity’s long-standing tradition by wearing silver and bordeaux ribbons beneath our member badges.

We have also created a recognition icon for use on Facebook profile pages, and ask members to upload it as their profile pictures or post it to their walls, spreading awareness about Kappa’s re-installation. You can download this icon via Facebook.

Take this chance to embrace tradition and wear your Alpha Phi colors proudly in recognition of this exciting event!
Stay tuned to our website and blog for a follow-up post next week, which will include photos and highlights from the re-installation.

Kristen Mitchell is the Program Manager of Marketing and Communications at the Alpha Phi Executive Office. She can be reached at

No comments: