Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Be Part of Something Historically Great

Learn about our history, our values and where we're going

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University. As the largest fraternity in the Divine Nine, we promote manly deeds, scholarships and love for all mankind. When you dedicate yourself to our fraternity, you can expect us to:

  • Stimulate the ambition of our members
  • Prepare members for the greatest usefulness in humanity, freedom and dignity
  • Encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood
  • Aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Join our fraternity and build a lasting brotherhood of connections for life.

First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all

First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all

Our national programs adhere to our motto 'First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all.' The four programs our fraternity offers are:

  • Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College - concentrates on the importance of higher education
  • A Voteless People is a Hopeless People - focuses on minority voter education, registration and political awareness
  • Project Alpha - provides education, motivation and skill building for young males between 12-15 years old with a focus on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease
  • Brother's Keeper - advocates for improving the quality of life for senior brothers, their spouses and widows and those who are retired, disabled or in vulnerable positions

For more information about our programs, reach out to speak with a current member. We look forward to meeting you.

The Jewels:

  • Dr. Henry Arthur Callis(1887-1974)
  • Charles Henry Chapman (1870-1934)
  • Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885-1954)
  • George Biddle Kelley (1884-1962)
  • Nathaniel Allison Murray (1884-1959)
  • Robert Harold Ogle (1886-1936)
  • Lieutenant Vertner Woodson Tandy (1885-1949)

Famous Alphas:

  • Duke Ellington
  • Christian Keyes
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Judge Joe Brown
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Charles H Wesley (HB Author)
  • Stuart Scott
  • Charles Johnson
  • Lionel Ritchie
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Jessie Owens
  • Keenan Wayans
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Lloyd L Gaines