Our Five Pillars
aKDPhi gives its members many opportunities to practice their leadership skills within the organization and the community. To enrich the work that our members put into our business organization, sxsters attend numerous conferences throughout the year including: National Convention, Back to School Retreat, Midwest Sxsterhood Rally, Midwest Sxsterhood Conference, New Year Conference, New Semester Conference.
Our sxsters also hold leadership positions in other organizations, such as:
Multicultural Greek Council
Filipino American Student Organization
Hmong American Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association
Vietnam Health Project
Pre-Professional Organizations (e.g. Nursing, Law, pre-Pharmacy)
Mentors ...and MORE!
All-Greek Award for Outstanding Community Service and Values Integration
Multicultural Greek Council Award for Outstanding Greek Organization
Bucky Award for Outstanding Leadership
Outstanding Cultural Awareness
Outstanding Greek Scholar
Outstanding Academic Excellence
All Greek Council Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Highest New Member Class GPA Award
Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards
Honor Societies: Order of Omega, Psi Chi
alpha Kappa Delta Phi National President's List
Research grants, scientific journal publications, thesis presentations
Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE)
Chancellor’s & Powers-Knapp Scholarship (CSPKS)
Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO)
Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)
UW Study Abroad - International Academic Programs
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Our national philanthropy is breast cancer awareness. The mission of alpha Kappa Delta Phi's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is:
To raise funds on a national level to contribute to a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer
To dedicate at least one Service Event per chapter to Breast Cancer Awareness in October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
To develop a comprehensive page on our national website that provides links to breast cancer resources
Our annual FLOCKED is a prank--turned--fundraiser that our chapter started in Fall 2009 (later adopted by the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board in 2013) to help spread awareness about the effects of breast cancer. For FLOCKED, students are greeted with a multitude of pink flamingos decorating Bascom Hill. Donors show support through a monetary donation in the form of sponsoring a pink flamingo. Flamingos will have the sponsor’s name with an optional memorandum to commemorate those who are and have been affected by breast cancer. Last spring, we raised over $2,000 through our FLOCKED event alone, allowing our Chapter to donate a total of $2,570 by the end of October, to further breast cancer research and access to care.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
Every year, our chapter co-hosts an annual pop tabs collection drive within the Multicultural Greek Council. Organizations collect pop tabs throughout the year, and in the spring we have a friendly competition to see who collects the most! The pop tabs go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison where our sxsters regularly volunteer to support families with children who are recovering at the local children's hospital.
We strive to make a positive impact on the Asian/Pacific Islander (APIA) community by:
Creating safe spaces for identity dialogues
Making aware issues affecting Asian/Asian-Americans both here and abroad
Showcasing our cultures
Strengthening the unity of the Asian/Asian-American community
Collaborating with other organizations to promote Asian awareness
Sisters also seek opportunities to participate in the Asian/Asian-American Community as members of various student organizations, including: Asian American Student Union, Cambodian/Lao Student Association, Filipino American Student Organization, Hmong American Student Association, Korean American Student Association, Korean & American Student Performers, Southeast Asian Dance Organization, Vietnamese Student Association, and more.
PARTNERSHIP WITH APIAVOTE
Our chapter is a student ambassador for the Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) which is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. Each semester, we organize voter registration and education events to spread awareness in our community about the importance in exercising your right to vote in order to build power within our community of color. The voter turnout in the APIDA community is the lowest in the nation and in college-aged students, despite being the fastest growing population in America. By staying civically engaged, we can not only mobilize our communities, but also other communities of color.