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 at Urbana-Champaign on November 12th, 2006.
The Seven Charters of Psi Chapter
Lisa *BeWitch* Mitsuno
Jamee *Classic* Lee
Nadia *Flush* Sofiandi
Jeni *Lullaby* Wong
Lisa *Shockwave* Kwak
Xiao-Lin *Evanescent* Wang
Cathy *Lustre* Zhu
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!
As the foundation of Kappa Phi Lambda, our pillars are values that not only differentiate us from other organizations, but they unite us together in this sisterhood! Our pillars motivate and guide us to become stronger women, volunteer and provide service, and advocate for cultural diversity in our local communities.
Hover over each pillar for more information!
Over twenty-two years since its creation, Kappa Phi Lambda now spans across the nation consisting of 3200+ sisters. Our sisters represent a variety of nationalities and ethnicities while working toward common goals.
We have traveled far and wide and represent our sorority around the world, and are always seeking to empower women and spread positivity wherever we go. Our large network of loving sisters continues to expand and create lifelong bonds!
Giving back to the community and supporting local causes is a vital part of what we do and is extremely important to our sisters. The pillar of community service empowers sisters to engage in their local communities and confront tough issues.
In Champaign-Urbana, our chapter has been fortunate to be able to support various organizations. Working closely with these organizations has allowed us to gain a better understanding of social issues that affect our society.
Although we are an Asian interest sorority, we are by no means Asian-exclusive. Across the nation, our sisters represent over 50 different ethnicities and more than 30 different native languages.
Every spring we hold our largest annual multi-cultural event, Mr. Asian UIUC! In addition to hosting this and other cultural events, our sisters often attend cultural events held by other organizations, upholding the importance of understanding all cultures.