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Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Incorporated® was founded at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the conclusion of the Civil Rights Movement and the burgeoning of the Black Power Movement. Twelve African- American women - proud, innovative, and determined - with the help of their brother organization Groove Phi Groove, founded Swing Phi Swing on Friday, April 4, 1969 which was the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These twelve dynamic women displayed their commitment to the cause. At a time of social unrest, these twelve young women created an organization that would honor the trailblazers of the Civil Rights Movement and their legacy.

These bold sisters dared to be different by challenging the traditional membership in Black Greek-Lettered organizations and chose to create a fellowship of women committed to meaningful community service, promoting and achieving academic excellence, and strengthening community involvement and engagement through culturally conscious events and activities. Swing Phi Swing ignited a flame that influenced thousands of women to follow in their footsteps. Their pioneering spirit continues to burn in the hearts of many Sisters, transcending the bounaries of geography, social class, complextion, and religious affiliation.


​Swing Phi Swing is an acronym for:

Sisters With Interest Never Gone

Sisters have the unique opportunity to take on leadership roles and make significant contributions to their family, community, and sisterhood.

Promoting Higher Intelligence

Our achievement and success is dependent on a commitment to academic excellence. Individual achievement leads to the strength of our community and Swing.

Supporting Women INeed of Growth

Our sisterhood offers support which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for educational, professional, and personal growth by providing leadership, service, and fellowship among members and women in our communities.

“Perseverance by Virtue”
White & Black
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