Epsilon Xi Chapter Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville


"Alpha Phi has allowed me to excel in leadership positions, both prior to my term on the Exectuive Board and now. I have a strong passion for the organization and I am honored to help our chapter grow alongside empowering women like our sisters."

One of Alpha Phi's core values is leadership. Sisters are always encouraging one another to try new things and branch out beyond the normal comfort zone of a college student. This encouragement and inspiration comes from the team of women on our Executive Board. These lovely ladies include:
Chapter President Caroline Crabtree
VP of Risk Management Isabella Gruse
VP of Member Education and Programming  Natalie Horstmann
VP of Finance Madison Held
VP of Membership Recruitment Bria Roberts
VP of Community Relations Madelyn Althoff
VP of Marketing Alyson Woods
Panhellenic Delegate (PHC Gamma Chi) Skyler Davis
Executive Administrator Mara Keller
Chapter Advisor Emily Hejna 

Here in the Epsilon Xi chapter of Alpha Phi, we have sisters involved in over 50 other organizations on campus, and many times they even hold positions within those! Some of which include pre-professional associations, honor societies, Panhellenic Council, and Student Government.Members of Alpha Phi recognize the importance of using their collegiate years to gain valuable leadership experience. Our members hold many leadership positions within our chapter that guide and govern our members. These roles allow our chapter officers the opportunity to become a leader among their peers. Many members of our chapter are also involved in activities outside Alpha Phi that help shape their future success. Year-round, our chapter members participate in internships, jobs, volunteer, study-abroad opportunities, clubs, and student organizations.

In fact, during the 2018 academic year, Alpha Phi achieved the following awards from voted on by our own FSL community:

  • Chapter of the Year
  • Chapter Advisor of the Year Emily Hejna
  • New Member of the Year Lauryn Leonard
  • Chapter President of the Year Courtney Chapman
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year Mackenzie Rogers
  • Friendship Pillar of the Year
  • Scholarship Pillar of the Year

As you can see, Alpha Phi definitely makes a statement on the SIUE campus. Along with these opportunities on campus and in the community, our philanthropic efforts with the Alpha Phi Foundation allow selected sisters to participate in leadership trainings everywhere across the country! Through the Emerging Leaders Institute, a program specifically designed for Alpha Phi leaders at Butler University, many sisters learn the skills to help our chapter grow in their own way, but also how to bring back the information for others. 

Read more about these types of opportunities throughout our entire site, but specifically the "Parents" and "Generosity" tabs!