Kappa Phi Lambda (ΚΦΛ) is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit, Asian interest sorority that was founded on March 9, 1995 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. The sorority was conceived through the notion of an organization that would provide a culturally sound and educationally inspiring grounding for Asian-American women. Represented at 27 schools with over 3,000 members nationally, Kappa Phi Lambda is one of the fastest expanding Asian-American interest sororities in the United States. Kappa Phi Lambda is a cultural sorority. It promotes the ideal of philanthropy by adoption of CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, as its national philanthropy.
Seven women came together to establish Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at Binghamton University on March 9, 1995. The seven founders were Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Yoo, Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang.
This sorority is open to women of all nationalities and backgrounds who want to learn about, actively speak for, and represent Pan-Asian culture.
Kappa Phi Lambda's participating schools included Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, and University of Connecticut.