Seven extraordinary women came together to establish Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University of March 9, 1995. These seven founding mothers, Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo Park, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang united with a single vision of providing women with the chance to use their pride in their heritage to become leaders of society. Our National Philanthropy is CARE, a global humanitarian non-profit that is dedicated to ending poverty. We are proud to embrace this philanthropy for what they represent: hope, inclusion, and equality.
"We, the sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, strive to strengthen Sisterhood amongst women by providing Service and promoting Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, thus securing the bond of kinship for posterity. Kappa Phi Lambda exists to further educate individuals about Pan-Asian culture, while keeping our own identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment."
CARE is a non-profit global humanitarian organization that fights global poverty.
The University of Minnesota
Associate Chapter History
The University of Minnesota Associate Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda was founded by 10 Candescent Charters: Kimberly Xayaroun, Shelly Tran, Savanah Duong, Han Do, Nhan Nguyen, Teresa Yam, Annie Gu, Tia Truong, Shelley Wang, and Eileen Chen. Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. was officially established at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities on March 7, 2021.
Our local philanthropy is People Serving People, the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. We host fundraising and informational events throughout the year to raise awareness to the foundation.