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History

On May 12, 1957, a new Greek organization emerged amongst a growing Hope College: Alpha Gamma Phi. The name originated from the Greek words for Anchor, Stability, and Faith.

Friendship is the fundamental bond for any group. Ergo, "Friendship, Anchor of our Strength" stands as our motto. Our crest is composed of an anchor, a pine tree and a golden chain. The anchor represents Hope College and our association with the school. The pine tree represents strength, with each point of the pine tree a principle upon which the sorority was founded. The golden chain represents the bonds and strengths of friendship. The sorority colors are forest green and gold; these symbolize the pine tree, anchor of friendship, and the golden chain of friendship. The yellow carnation was selected as our flower to exhibit our sorority colors.

Our relationship with our brothers, the Knickerbockers, began in the spring of 1997, after severing our ties with the Arcadian Fraternity.

The Eight Principles upon which we were founded:
Friendship
Caring for our body
Caring for our mind
Service
Love
Fellowship
Loyalty
Faith