About Chi Eta Phi


Welcome to the new website of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Chi Eta Phi Sorority is a professional organization of registered nurses and nursing students. Aliene C. Ewell, RN organized the Sorority on October 16, 1932 with the assistance of 11 other courageous registered nurses. The charter chapter, Alpha, was organized at Freedman’s Hospital in Washington D.C. for two specific purposes: (1) elevating the plane of nursing and (2) increasing interest in the field of nursing. The graduate and undergraduate (Beta) chapters are grouped into five regions according to geographic areas. The chapters are located throughout the United States, District of Columbia and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island. Guided by the motto “Service for Humanity”, the Sorority has Programs focusing on health promotion/disease prevention, leadership development, mentoring, recruitment, retention and scholarship.

Please browse our new website and learn more about Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and our Programs and Projects.

About Chi Eta Phi

Vision and Mission


Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader in developing healthy communities through advocacy, collaboration, education, leadership, research, and service.


  • Encouragement of the pursuit of continuing education
  • Recruitment programs for health careers
  • Stimulation of close and friendly relationship among members
  • Development of working relationships with other professional groups
  • Identification of a core of nursing leaders who affect social changes at the national, regional, local levels
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