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"Membership Handbook"
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Inc.
Founded October 13, 1926

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

Alpha Nuggets


December 4, 1906 --> Cornell University, Ithaca New York



Mission Statement

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood, and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.


First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All


Black and Old Gold


Great Sphinx of Giza


Yellow Rose




290,000+ lifetime

Who was the first man rejected for membership by
Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Chapter?

He is only known as Mr. Brown and he was not voted upon by common consent of the members present at the meeting on October 16, 1906


The first inter-collegiate Greek letter organization established for African Americans.


Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind


Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Founders are known as:

The "Seven Jewels"

Preserved Archives

Cornell University - Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

Active chapters located ?

Americas, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia

Alpha Phi Alpha evolved into a primarily service organization and provided leadership and service during :

Great Depression, World Wars, and Civil Rights Movements

Alpha addresses social issues such as:

Voting rights, education, economic justice, teen violence, sex education, urban housing, and other economic, cultural, and political issues of the day.

Programs of Alpha Phi Alpha

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and World Policy Council, March of Dimes, Head Start, Boy Scouts of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Alpha Phi Alpha Prayer:

O Lord may the true spirit of the fraternity rule our hearts, guide our thoughts and control our lives so that we may become through thee servants of all.

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha include:

Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley, Nobel Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr., Olympian Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Singer Lionel Richie and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, New York Mayor David Dinkins


To promote a more perfect union among college men; to aid in and insist upon the personal progress of its members; to further brotherly love and a fraternal spirit within the organization; to discountenance evil; to destroy all prejudices; to preserve the sanctity of the home, the personification of virtue and the chastity of woman.


The End . Deceased brothers are said to have joined Omega Chapter.

Founders Jones and Murray chartered the second and third chapters, at:

Howard University and Virginia Union University, respectively, in December 1907.

The charter at __________made it the site of the organization of the first black Greek letter organization among historically black colleges

Howard University

The purpose and objective of the Fraternity within the articles of incorporation were declared :

"educational and for the mutual uplift of its members"

The Fraternity chartered its first international chapter at:

University of Toronto in 1908

The first General Convention assembled in December 1908 at:

Howard University in Washington D.C

First General President of Alpha Phi Alpha

Moses A. Morrison

Each newly elected General President is automatically considered :

"100 most influential African-Americans."

The Fraternity established its first alumni chapter Alpha Lambda in:

1911 in Louisville, Kentucky

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In 1952, Omicron Lambda Alpha was chartered as the first intermediate chapter established for brothers attending professional schools at Howard University. In 1975, the Fraternity eliminated the intermediate designation once given to chapters making OLA an alumni chapter since that time. OLA is the 500th House of Alpha.

The Fraternity incorporated as a national organization on:

April 9, 1911 under the laws of Congress within the District of Columbia, under the name and title of The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.