Submitted by Amoni Hawkins
Kappa Phi Continues Legacy of Excellence
This has been an outstanding sorority year for the Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park. The chapter started off the school year by hosting a School Supply Drive called “Tools For Success”, in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Alumnae
Chapter (PGCAC). Over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to students in need.
During the chapter’s “Delta Week”, Kappa Phi implemented a program ,“The New Normal: Deciphering Covid” to discuss the effects of COVID-19 and the stigmatization of mental health issues on college campuses. Partnering with Dr. Femi Scott, a representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Kappa Phi highlighted the importance of conversations centered around bringing more awareness to those struggling with mental health. The chapter also provided tangible support and resources local to the College Park community. Attendees practiced identifying key aspects that contributed to their self image by creating vision boards that reflected their personalities, goals, and attributes.
Toward the end of spring semester, Kappa Phi conducted a successful hybrid intake process and debuted their Spring 2022 line “21 Forces of Resilience” . The chapter was thrilled to continue its remarkable legacy and welcome the new Sorors to the University.
At the 2022 University of Maryland Greek Awards, Kappa Phi’s tremendous work was acknowledged as the chapter was awarded the 2022 President’s Cup for the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Kappa Phi also won “Outstanding Risk Management Program”, “Outstanding Mental & Physical Wellness Program” and “Outstanding Academic Achievement”. In addition to receiving these honors, Sorors Rachelle Wakefield, Jazmine Diggs, and Jordan Dowtin-Dorsey became Kalegethos Society Inductees, an elite honor society recognizing leaders who have not
only contributed to Greek life exceptionally while undergraduates but have made significant contributions to the fraternity/sorority community. The University befittingly accredited the chapter for its hard work and devotion to embodying the ideals of our illustrious