In the fall of 1997, fourteen women: Nhung Troung, Susan Varee, Cynthia Chang, Lori Hiura, April Mallari, Clarice Bandoy, Marissa Elson, Gabriela Ibanez, Sophani Khvann, Sophanna Khvann, Amy Nguyen, Tonia Tran, Evelyn Ng, and Katherine Tran realized there was a need for an Asian American voice among women at San Diego State University. Although there was a growing Asian American population at SDSU, the existing Greek systems did not reflect the changing student body. After the historic initial meeting with a few representatives of Alpha Phi Gamma, the fourteen ladies were pleased to discover that the sorority held the ideals that they were looking for.
On February 7, 1998, the fourteen charter members began their challenge of establishing a chapter of Alpha Phi Gamma at SDSU. Under the supervision of the Alpha Chapter, these ladies were able to learn and understand the meaning behind the sorority. On April 25, 1998, the fourteen ladies were formally inducted as the charter class of Alpha Phi Gamma colony at San Diego State University. On May 20, 2000, National Board granted the SDSU colony with Gamma Chapter status. To this day, with each member who turns active, Alpha Phi Gamma has been able to make its traditions and history last forever by placing it in their hearts. Each sister's unique personality and interests have contributed to the ongoing success of the sorority.