we want to meet you


The sisters of Alpha Phi welcome you to meet us this year during Formal Recruitment! We are excited to give you a glimpse into what our chapter is all about – scholarship, service, leadership, character development, and a genuine sisterhood that you will have for life. Our open motto, “Union Hand in Hand,” is the essence of our strong sisterhood. Here at Alpha Phi, you will find a home away from home – a remarkable support system of sisters that are always by your side. You will find love and loyalty, sympathy and understanding, inspiration and opportunity.


You can find more information about Florida State University’s Greek Life and recruitment process at





Beginning on Bid Day, Alpha Phi quickly works to integrate our new members into our chapter. We view our new member program as a journey into our sisterhood that is tailored to each new member we receive. We match each new member with a member of the chapter to be their “Bid Day Buddy,” who acts as the new member’s introduction to the chapter and assures that each new member is comfortable in their new home in Alpha Phi!


In the following weeks, our new member meetings and Forget-Me-Not pairings begin. Our Forget-Me-Not’s will take you under their wings and plan fun activities for you to do together. During the Forget-Me-Not program, you will find the perfect sister to call your Big. During Big/Little Week, you will be showered with surprises and clues from your secret Big Sister, who reveals herself to you during Big/Little reveal. As a perfect ending to the excitement of Big/Little week, we hold Initiation week, where you will learn all about our Ritual and officially become a sister of Alpha Phi!


During this exciting period, you will attend weekly New Member Meetings, in which you will not only get to know your new sisters, but also your new chapter! Sisterhood events, retreats, and bonding are just the start of your amazing experience as an Alpha Phi! We look forward to meeting you during Formal Recruitment, and hope that we will soon be able to call you our sister!




Dear Potential New Member,

My name is Sam Woodward and I am Alpha Phi's Vice President of Membership Recruitment. If you are planning on going through Formal Recruitment here at Florida State University, be prepared for one of the most rewarding and life changing experiences you will embark on in your college years. The Panhellenic community is like no other, with some of the most empowering women you will ever meet. Each one of the 17 chapters here on campus is unique, but we all come together to form something that is much more powerful than we could ever imagine.

It's crazy to think that just three years ago I was in your shoes, nervous and not knowing where this journey would take me. Joining Alpha Phi has allowed me to not only see but reach my full potential. The women in this chapter have helped me grow and have been there for me through the best an hardest of times. The memories I have made and the people I have met will forever hold a place in my heart.

As Alpha Phi's, we aspire to recruit women who embody our high ideals; character, generosity, innovation, and sisterhood. It is these ideals that push us to become the best versions of ourselves and continue the legacy that is Alpha Phi. My hope for you is that during this process you take the time to find yourself and find the people that feel like home. I wish you all the best of luck and I look forward to meeting you in the fall!


Sam Woodward

VP of Membership Recruitment


Alpha Phi is going green! You can now fill out an online recommendation form by clicking here. If you would like to mail a hard copy, please address your recommendation to the address below:


Alpha Phi
Attn: Sam Woodward
123 N. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304


Feel free to e-mail Sam at with any questions!



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