Spotlight On: Xi Class
The sisters of Alpha Pi Phi would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest 20 members our sisterhood. This past weekend, our Xi class was officially initiated and we could not be more proud of the development and wonderful character qualities these ladies have shown in the past couple of months.
Read on to explore why our Xi class chose Alpha Pi Phi, and some of their favourite moments so far:
"I loved rushing Alpha Pi Phi because I met so many amazing girls that I can now call my sisters. Thank you Alpha Pi Phi for giving me a home away from home."
- Kendra Kelly
"Joining Alpha Pi Phi this fall was the best decision I could have made in university. I'm already way more involved on campus, I'm always busy with social events, philanthropy and school. Most importantly I know that I have 80 sisters that I can go to any time, day or night, for love and support. Sisterhood is the main reason I joined and I can't express how strong the bond is between all of the girls, and how excited I am for the future with them."'
- Maya Muto
"Pledging Alpha Pi Phi is one of the best decisions I've ever made by far. Ive learned so many valuable lessons from this group of girls that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Not only did I fall in love with my fellow Xi class members for their dedication, grace, strength and beauty but also Alpha Pi Phi as an entire organization. The people you meet, the memories you make and the connections you form with your sisters is indescribable and I am forever grateful for every sister who helped me along my pledging period and who I know will be there for me for the rest of my life."
"There's something my grandma used to say along the lines of "Pick your friends like you pick your favourite books, few but well chosen." This was true before I joined APP but then I realized I had way more favourites than I ever thought possible. The girls I've met and have gotten to know have proved that it's possible to have over 180 good friendships and this is the most support I have ever felt."
- Sydney Wilkins
"Through Alpha Pi Phi, I've really learned a lot about myself. I have come out of my shell a lot and have had so much fun at all of the events. APP has taught me how to prioritize, balance, and put my all into everything I do. My favourite memories are definitely my sister dates, semi-formal, and the sisterhood with my Xi class."
- Alyssa Young
"Since rushing this fall, APP has given me the best support system. Whether I need a fun night out, a study buddy, or someone to talk to, a sister is always there. After only a few short months, I know that I have made friendships that will last a lifetime." - Alaya Fuller
"APP has allowed me to better myself through various philanthropic opportunities, ensure my academics come first, all while making lifelong friendships. I have met my best friends through APP and I am forever thankful for this amazing organization." - Mackenzie Cielen-Gough
"I have never been happier to have joined something more positive and family-like. It has changed everything for the better and I am blessed to have met a beautiful group of girls inside and out."
- Desiree Guertin
"I'm so thankful to have rushed Alpha Pi Phi, because in such a short amount of time, it has opened my eyes to new experiences and helped me create friendships that will last a lifetime."
- Lauryn Dunn
"Choosing to rush APP has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. It's hard to even find words to explain how thankful I am to be part of such a strong, supportive, loving community. The ladies of Alpha Pi Phi have shown me that love, loyalty, and friendship comes before anything else and no matter what, your sisters are always by your side."
- Brianna Kublek
"Alpha Pi Phi has taught me the true meaning behind love, loyalty, and friendship. I have amazing friends who I can call my sisters.I have the opportunity to get more involved not only with school, but the community as a whole. Also , APP has granted me with an awesome big who I consider as both my sister and mentor. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity, and am ecstatic of what this new chapter holds for me."
- Kish Blye-Lemus
"This photo is of the second meet and greet with the girls of Alpha Pi Phi. From the minute I walked into the room filled with sisters, I knew this was going to be the best way to spend my 4 years of university. My favourite thing about being a sister of APP is the friends I have already made. There are so many girls with many different programs, and in different years. Without APP it would have been impossible to be connected to all these amazing people."
- Kirsten Larson
"I rushed APP at the start of my third year, and my only regret is not joining sooner (though you're never too old to rush!) I can truly say it's not all about the parties and gossip (trust me, I like to stay in and Netflix). Alpha Pi Phi has surrounded me with ambitious, genuine women who collectively strive to achieve greatness. We are each other's #1 fans, and encourage each other to challenge ourselves and grow into the best possible versions of ourselves. Each member conducts themselves with grace, dignity, and elegance- while being the most proud, loud, and fun bunch you'll ever see." - Michelle Vuong
"I met so many fantastic people through APP and made so many beautiful friendships, I can't wait to continue developing my relationship with everyone of my new sisters!" - Kelsey Winges