Many National Panhellenic Conference sororities were founded on Christian values. Some have chapter chaplains, crosses on their crests, or bible verses within their creeds. Sororities have always been steeped in tradition and there are even organizations that were specifically founded so members would not have to compromise their values. Some of the most popular Christian sororities include Kappa Phi, Alpha Delta Chi, Alpha Nu Omega, Sigma Phi Lambda, Delta Psi Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Omega.
I am here to tell you more about what sets them apart:
6. Kappa Phi
National Website: http://www.kappaphi.org/
Founding Date: 1916
Number of active chapters: 28
Mission Statement: Kappa Phi is a lifelong supportive Christian sisterhood expressed through service, study, and worship. We are lights in the darkness actively engaged as leaders in the church, the community and the world.
Symbol: A pine tree, lighted candle, and a pink rose
Colors: Sky blue, Pine green, and white
5. Alpha Delta Chi
National Website: http://www.alphadeltachi.org/
Founding Date: 1925
Number of active chapters: 16
Motto: As in a Mirror
Sorority Bible Verse: “For, we all, with unveiled face, reflecting as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18
Colors: Flame and Blue
Flowers: Gladiolus and Delphinium
4. Sigma Phi Lambda
National Website: http://www.sigmaphilambda.org/
Founding Date: 1988
Number of active chapters: 32
Vision statement: Sigma Phi Lambda exists for the sole purpose of glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ and making His name great. Sisters for the Lord is an organization of sisters for the Lord where fellowship with our most high God is fostered by growth in unity with one another. We seek to provide a source of fellowship to Christian women who sincerely seek to know His person, His will, and His ways.
Sorority bible verse: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”-Romans 15:5-6
Colors: Red and White
Flower: Red rose
Philanthropy: World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
3. Alpha Nu Omega
National Website: http://www.alphanuomega.org/
Founding Date: November 3, 1988
Number of active chapters: 23 chapters and 1 colony
Core values: Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. focuses on four core values called the L.I.F.E. Values: Leadership, Integrity, Family, and Education.
Mission statement: The purpose of Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated is to present a Christian alternative to the students and/or faculty on college/university campuses, to minister to the needs of the whole person (spirit, soul, and body), and to promote an attitude of academic excellence among its members.
Family structure: Alpha Nu Omega’s family structure sets it apart from other fraternities/sororities. The fraternity and sorority share one name, one constitution, one national board, and the same colors (navy blue, gold and white). We are a family, and we often work together as one. Yet, Alpha Nu Omega is one organization with two distinct entities – a fraternity and a sorority. The fraternity and sorority hold separate orientation processes and manage different outreach initiatives.
Symbol: Eagle and Dove
Colors: Navy blue, gold, and white
Philanthropy: Live out Loud, a new evangelism campaign, as directed by National Director of Ministries Ryan M. Harrison where members of Alpha Nu Omega produce video testimonies sharing their faith using out of the box evangelism tactics in hopes of making an impact to a worldwide audience.
2. Delta Psi Epsilon
National Website: http://www.deltapsiepsilon.com/
Founding Date: January 16, 1999
Number of active chapters: 8 chapters and 5 colonies
Purpose: The purpose of Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority, Inc. is to bring Christ to women of all races, creeds, tongues and denominations. It is our goal to spread the love of God throughout the world by the association of women. Through carrying this torch for Christ, we find ourselves humbled that He has given us the opportunity to be a witness for Him. For this is His ministry and not our own. If we didn’t allow ourselves to be used, we realize He would use someone else.
Motto: The Sorority that Puts God First
Colors: Lime Green and Purple
Flower: Purple orchid
Maxim: Faith, Wisdom, Honor, and Sisterhood
1. Sigma Alpha Omega
National Website: http://www.sigmaalphaomega.org/
Founding Date: January 1998
Number of active chapters: 32
Motto: One in Christ through Unity in Sisterhood
Sorority bible verses: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” -Luke 1:46-47
Vision: To become an international Christ-centered sisterhood that equips women to grow in their relationships with Christ, through unity and service to others, at institutions of higher learning.
Colors: Forest green and burgundy
Flower: Lilly of the valley
Philanthropy: Ovarian cancer awareness
If you’re considering joining any of these amazing organizations you should absolutely go for it!
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