Red, White & Heather Grey
“We, the sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, strive to strengthen Sisterhood amongst women by providing Service and promoting Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, thus securing the bond of kinship for posterity. Kappa Phi Lambda exists to further educate individuals about Pan-Asian culture, while keeping our own identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.”
Kappa Phi Lambda was founded March 9th, 1995 at Binghamton University in Binghamton by seven lovely women: Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo, Samantha Somchanhmavong and Connie Yang. They envisioned a powerful sisterhood that represented cultural diversity, gave back to the community, and shared a powerful bond that would unite sisters globally. Born to raise awareness about Pan-Asian cultures, Kappa Phi Lambda has continously grown to represent our strong seven founding mothers today.
Kappa Phi Lambda made its way to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in 2006. Lisa *BeWitch* Mitsuno, Jamee *Classic* Lee, Nadia *Flush* Sofiandi, Jeni *Lullaby* Wong, Lisa *Shockwave* Kwak, Xiao-Lin *Evanescent* Wang, and Cathy *Lustre* Zhu were the first seven wonderful charters of Psi Chapter. These women made our chapter possible, allowing us to uphold our pillars and bring in new sisters every year.
Without them, Kappa Phi Lambda at UIUC would not exist!