Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has continued to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights.

Alpha Phi Alpha Quick Facts

Founded: December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Founders: Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinkle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Vertner Woodson Tandy.

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

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

Objectives: To stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the cause of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status.”

Colors: Black and Old Gold

Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza

Flower: Yellow Rose

Publication: The Sphinx

Aims: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind

Headquarters: 2313 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States