110+ Years of Service



The Seven Jewels set out on a mission in the Autumn of 1905 to found an organization dedicated to manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. Over 100 years later, the Brothers of Alpha Chapter continue to serve their communities through leadership, mentorship, social activism, and academic excellence, continuing to hold the light high and carry out the mission of the fraternity.

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Fall 2016 Neophyte Presentation

Chapter Updates

FEATURED: Bro. Ishmail Grady in "The Mask"

Alpha Chapter Pressident Bro. Ishmail Grady shares his story about how his journey to Alpha helped him embrace his identity and redefine his purpose in life.

The Rise of Menkauhor: Absolute Zero

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, eight gentlemen were revealed to campus as the newest initiates of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Led by their Dean, Bro. Ronald Joseph and ADP, Bro. Chandler Harrington, these eight gentlemen successfully completed their journey towards the light. Congratulations and welcome Absolute Zero!

Alpha Chapter Round-Up 2016

The Alpha Chapter held its chapter round up the weekend of October 21-23 in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University. This weekend was filled with many events but none more notable than the campus commemoration of Bro. Robert F. Smith for his commitment to service and philanthropy and the Fall 2016 Neophyte Presentation. With Brothers from as far back as 1974, this weekend was a testament to the span and longevity of the chapter. Since the reactivation of the chapter in 2008, the chapter has seen 58 new members. Though college days may swiftly pass, our chapter will never die.

FEATURED: Cornell Recognizes Alpha Chapter Brother, Robert F. Smith

Cornell announces the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering...