March 23, 2012

Beta Sigma (Utah) 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.

The weekend of March 23, 2012, Alpha Phi and its members will honor the installation of our Beta Sigma chapter at University of Utah in Salt Lake City,Utah. 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 Beta Sigma's installation. You can download this icon via Facebook or by saving the icon below:

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 installation.

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

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