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Joint aKDPhi & LFE Staff Announcement
August 22, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Board of Directors of the alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and the Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. announce the departure of Executive Director Jim Gaffney, effective August 31, 2019.
Jim Gaffney has served as joint Executive Director of aKDPhi and LFE since January of 2017. On September 1, Gaffney will become the Executive Director of the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, serving as their third Executive Director and taking over for Michael Abraham who has been leading Theta Tau since 1996. Gaffney is a 2007 initiate of the Kappa-Lambda Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Shippensburg University.
“Serving alpha Kappa Delta Phi and Lambda Phi Epsilon has been an honor and a privilege,” said Gaffney. “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished and I’m confident that both organizations will continue to grow, prosper and lead for many years to come.”
"Jim's expertise and passion for Greek life helped us elevate our programming and enhance our operational strategies," said alpha Kappa Delta Phi Board of Directors Chairman Janice Lam. "We are grateful for all the contributions Jim has made to our organization and wish him success in his future endeavors."
“We wish Jim the best of luck at Theta Tau,” said Lambda Phi Epsilon International President William Tan. “His work with Lambda Phi Epsilon has helped transform our organization. He has been a pillar for our Fraternity reforms and growth as Lambda Phi Epsilon adapts to the changing landscape of fraternity and sorority life.”
Both aKDPhi and LFE remain committed to their decades-long partnership. The relationship transcends joint staffing or shared programming and will endure for many years to come. Additional announcements will be forthcoming about the future of professional staffing for both organizations.
Statement From alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. - Northeastern University
November 27, 2017
On November 27, 2017, the National Board of the alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. voted to withdraw the charter of our chapter at Northeastern University. This decision was reached following a joint investigation that uncovered numerous acts of hazing during the New Member Education process.
The practices undertaken by that chapter were not sanctioned by the sorority’s leadership and are in direct violation of our risk management policy, as well as the standards of acceptable behavior that we expect.
We thank the administration of Northeastern University for responding to this situation in a fair and timely manner.
Statement from the Leadership of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. on the Violence and Demonstrations in Charlottesville
August 16, 2017
The leadership of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. condemns the acts of hatred and violence that were seen in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. While it is against our policy to take positions on political issues, we cannot remain silent when hatred, bigotry and violence are introduced into the public discourse as substitutes for legitimate beliefs.
Members of aKDPhi believe that women should grow through the experience of diversity and the expression of individuality - values that are at odds with, and fundamentally superior to, those we saw on display last weekend.
We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates who lost their lives during this incident. We wish a swift recovery for the many more who were injured and otherwise impacted by this senseless act of violence.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told us that peace is not merely the absence of conflict but the presence of justice. We devote ourselves and our membership to the goal of making a more culturally inclusive and just society for all people.
About alpha Kappa Delta Phi
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1990 at Berkeley, California, and is
the largest and only international Asian interest sorority. alpha Kappa Delta Phi fosters the making of
innovative female leaders through the promotion of philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian
awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships. To learn more, visit http://akdphi.org.
Media Statement on
UC Santa Cruz
The leadership of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. is aware of the situation involving its undergraduate members at the University of California, Santa Cruz and will be cooperating with the local authorities to understand what happened.
The International Sorority has placed the University of California, Santa Cruz chapter on a Cease & Desist, suspending all normal activity and chapter functions pending further investigation.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi has the following zero tolerance policy for drugs and other controlled substances, “The possession, sale or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances while on chapter premises or during a sorority event or at any event that an observer would associate with the sorority, is strictly prohibited.”
Furthermore, this incident does not reflect the values the International Sorority espouses for its members. The mission of alpha Kappa Delta Phi is to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation for their members and is fully committed to helping them live positive, healthy and responsible lives.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. Searching for Executive Director
Position Title: Executive Director of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc..
Organization Background: Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. (Fraternity), was founded in February 1981. alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. (Sorority), was founded in February 1990. Both were founded in California and are historically Asian-interest Greek organizations focused on cultural understanding and support. We believe in the ideals of opportunity and equality without regard to race, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnic background.
Position Summary: The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors of both organizations, overseeing Sorority and Fraternity staff and volunteers to provide leadership, vision and direction for alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDF) and Lambda Phi Epsilon (LFE). The individual is expected to develop organizational strategies that reflects the strategic plan for the two organizations as developed collaboratively with the organization’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director will implement and enforce policies approved by the organization’s Board of Directors, manage the day-to-day operations and programs of the organization, and represent the Board of Directors of both aKDPhi and LFE in the fraternal community, with academic and professional institutions, alumni and undergraduate members. The Executive Director will partner with the Lambda Phi Epsilon Foundation Board of Directors to oversee its Foundation’s day-to-day operations, and with the aKDPhi International Foundation to achieve annual goals.
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alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. Announce Exclusive Partnership
LARGEST ASIAN-INTEREST SORORITY AND FRATERNITY FORMALLY DECLARE PARTNERSHIP FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
Chicago, IL, June 1, 2015 - alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. (“aKDPhi”) and Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. (“LFE”) announced a formal partnership between the two organizations effective immediately. This marks a historic milestone in the Asian-interest fraternal movement as culturally-based Greek organizations continue to grow and evolve into more established groups who are recognized among other nationally-acclaimed Greek organizations.
Both founded in California, aKDPhi and LFE are the largest Asian-interest sorority and fraternity globally. In the past several decades, their organizations have expanded to the Midwest, South, East Coasts of the United States and Canada. During this period of expansion, aKDPhi and LFE first partnered together during their annual National Convention in 1993 and have regularly hosted their individual Convention meetings in the same city since. Establishing this ongoing partnership of shared assets led the organizations to begin formal discussions in 2014 for an official co-association. The purpose of these discussions is to address issues that would better serve their members with more resources and opportunities which could only be done as a concerted effort.
As part of the formal partnership, aKDPhi and LFE will coordinate and share the responsibilities of joint convention planning and the hiring of a shared Executive Director. More details on the partnership are expected to be announced in September 2015.
"The Greek landscape is constantly changing, especially as more culturally-based organizations expand across all parts of the nation and are in need of better resources to address the needs of their members. Recognizing that alpha Kappa Delta Phi has reached a level where professional support is not only needed but also required, we are excited to partner with Lambda Phi Epsilon and share resources that will serve our members better,” said Donna Wang Su, Board of Directors Chairman, alpha Kappa Delta Phi. "
While we have been fortunate enough to partner with alpha Kappa Delta Phi on many levels previously, I am very pleased and excited that we are pursuing a partnership going forward that will allow us to collaborate and to share resources in ways we have not done before. We will be able to more fully leverage the capabilities of our two organizations to better serve our members and to continue to be leaders in the Greek community. This new partnership is a common-sense path for both Lambda Phi Epsilon and alpha Kappa Delta Phi to take together in the next stages of organizational growth and expansion where professional support is necessary." Paul Nguyen, Chairman, Board of Directors of Lambda Phi Epsilon.
ABOUT AKDPHI & LPHIE
alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1990 at Berkeley, California, and is the largest and only international Asian interest sorority. alpha Kappa Delta Phi fosters the making of innovative female leaders through the promotion of philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships. The organization is comprised of more than 6,000 members worldwide with 50 chapters in the United States and Canada. alpha Kappa Delta Phi is a 501 (c)(7) organization with a separate 501(c)(3) foundation which supports scholastic and leadership initiatives. To learn more, visit www.akdphi.org or follow aKDPhi on Facebook and Twitter.
Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded at the University of California, Los Angeles on February 25, 1981, and is the largest Asian American interest fraternity in North America, with 57 chapters and more than 10,000 initiated brothers in the United States and Canada. Grounded on the principles of wisdom, honor, and courage; our Active Division continues to teach young men principles of leadership and strong moral character. Our Alumni Division then provides a forum in which brothers may apply these beliefs and become true leaders of society. It is that unique life long commitment to lead in every arena of life that makes "Lambdas" the most respected organization of it's kind.
For more information, contact:
Donna Wang Su, Board of Directors Chair BODChairman@akdphi.org
Paul Nguyen, Board of Directors Chair firstname.lastname@example.org