alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1989, and recognized by the College Panhellenic Association on February 7, 1990. The fourteen founding sisters: Betty Chu, Karin Co, Susan Kim, Nancy Lee, Sherri Leung, Annie Loo, Belinda Ma, Anita Ng, Serene Ngin, Fannie Pon, Josie Sun, Daisy Wu, Jill Yoshimura, and Reina Yuan, dedicated themselves to establishing a strong and lasting organization, which would provide Asian American women the opportunity to participate in the Greek system. Soon after being recognized by the College Panhellenic Association, the founding sisters brought together a diverse group of women who shared with them the goals of sisterhood, scholarship, and leadership. These ideals were to later set the foundation for alpha Kappa Delta Phi's purpose.
The love and generosity that each member had for the organization was instrumental to the growth of alpha Kappa Delta Phi's reputation as a sorority, as well as to the forging of unbreakable friendships. The sisterhood has since then spread to prominent university campuses across the country. To meet the needs of the growing sisterhood, the National Board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi was established in May of 1993 at the National Convention in Santa Barbara, California.
It is the sincere wish of the founding sisters that alpha Kappa Delta Phi continue to promote Asian Awareness in the community and leadership for women by providing each woman with the resources, unique sisterly support and understanding to achieve her goals in life.
In the winter of 2004, Kelly Huang found that there was no sorority at the Virginia Commonwealth University that shared Asian culture with the rest of the Greek and University community. In search to fill this void, she formed a group of women that would strive to establish alpha Kappa Delta Phi at VCU.
In January of 2005, the interest group, Women In Sisterhood and Harmony, also known as WISH, was born. Through creativity, perseverance and passion, WISH established relations with organizations all over VCU’s campus and was recognized as an interest group by the Multicultural Greek Alliance (MGA) on March 8, 2005. WISH created a strong presence in their community, established unbreakable friendships and became unified through the time they spent together. Their dedication to establish the first Asian-interest sorority at VCU grew and they felt ready to apply for colony status with confidence and high expectations.
In the Spring of 2006, after over a year of tireless effort, the fourteen women of WISH began the process to form a chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi at the Virginia Commonwealth University. These fourteen women, Chanda Cross, Melissa Fajardo, Nhi Ha, Kelly Huang, Gina Kang, Melissa Ly, Tina Ng, Phi Anh Nguyen, Quynh-Phuong Nguyen, Zarah Panaguiton, Celeste Thai, Angella Thuotte, Amanda Wong, and Christy Wong, established a foundation for the growth of sisterhood for the future women of VCU. They learned to work together through adversity, achieve goals with integrity and grow in sisterhood and love in hopes that all those that come after would have the same pride.