A Letter from our President, Momi Tolentino
Aloha mai kākou!
`O Momi Tolentino ko`u `inoa! Nō Ka`ū, Hawai`i mai au a hele au i ke
kula nui `o Dartmouth College. He pelekikena au no ka hui o Alpha Phi.
My name is Momi Tolentino! I am from Ka`ū, Hawai`i and I currently attend Dartmouth College where I am serving as the Chapter President for the Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi. As Chapter President, my responsibility is first and foremost to the overall well-being of the sisters in the house as well as the larger Alpha Phi community. Founded in 1872, Alpha Phi is and has always been committed to perpetuating five core values, which include scholarship, philanthropy, leadership, loyalty and character development. As a collective, Alpha Phi has emphasized the need for female-oriented and female-dominated spaces since its inception. Our chapter strives to continue to foster a sense of community wherein individuals feel comfortable and more importantly empowered to grow into leaders, creators, movers and shakers – really whatever they desire to be in this life.
The best part about my job as Chapter President is being able to witness the incredible compassion, talent, and uniqueness that each sister brings to the table as well as to the larger Dartmouth community. The house is constantly moving and changing as time progresses and each year it is shaped by the thoughts, perspectives, and actions of the current sisters. We do, however, always pay homage to sisters who came before us as they have helped to build a sturdy foundation for generations of Alpha Phis to come.
What’s unique about the Iota Kappa chapter is that we seek to make Alpha Phi an open, inclusive and empowering space where sisters as well as guests are comfortable and encouraged to be who they are. We are constantly seeking to better ourselves as individuals as well as a sisterhood. The individuality of each sister is something that we continue to honor and celebrate as we recognize that each woman is an important part of the larger community that is Dartmouth College Alpha Phi.
We hope that you take the time to find the perfect house for you and encourage you to see if Alpha Phi is that space! As the saying goes, college isn’t a place where you meet your soulmate but rather your bridesmaids! I am privileged to share a house with so many amazing sisters who have allowed me to see the world from their many perspectives and appreciate the individual talents both they and I bring to the table. Finding a space where you feel the most you is pivotal at this point in your life and we hope that Alpha Phi can be a home for you.