APPLY FOR THE 2016 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TODAY! The purpose of the academy is to provide a thorough, intense experience for young men who have been elected to some leadership role at the various levels of our fraternity. What makes this program unique is the student development foundation on which it is based. Several student development theories will be used as the theoretical framework within which this academy will operate. Such theories include the Student Wellness Model for holistic development, involvement theory, moral development, service learning and many more. The Wellness Model will be of particular importance because it allows us to tap the cognitive, social, spiritual, physical, and cultural dimensions of our college brothers’ development...Read More
With this fraternal year being a non-convention year, the General Office staff will be conducting chapter audits at all five regional conventions. Chapter audits are done to ensure that chapters have the following items in their possession:
If your chapter does not have the preceding list of materials, please contact the membership department to secure those items by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-373-3089.
What do I need to do in order to receive my ballot? By March 31, 2016, you need to be a financially active member in order to receive your ballot, such as a Life Member or grand tax-paying member with your membership expiring on December 31, 2016. Your membership record must also have a valid mailing address on file where you receive your mail. Any incorrect information will prevent you from receiving your ballot in a timely fashion or you may not receive it at all. Your mailing address should be updated by March 31, 2016.
The themes for both the 2016 Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition and the Hobart S. Jarrett Debate Competition are available by clicking here.
Brother Givens Honored as a Local Trailblazer
Brother Clarence Cedric Givens, a St. Petersburg native, was educated in segregated Pinellas County schools, graduating from Gibbs High School in 1946. Immediately following his high school graduation, he enrolled at Florida A&M. It was there he was initiated into his beloved Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in 1947... Read More
Brother Will Jawando Runs for U.S. Congress
Will Jawando [Pi Upsilon Lambda '06], who is running for a seat vacated by now senate candidate Chris Van Hollen (D) in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, made up of parts of Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick counties, served in the Obama administration and as legislative staff to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and is one of two African Americans contesting in the district...Visit the Website
Brother Harris Makes "Baltimore City Paper" Top Power Ranking in Mayoral Race
"It's already an uphill battle for me and this election is about education and awareness and getting people to pay attention to the issues, so I don't think I lose anything as a Green. I think I gain much more support as well," JoshuaHarris [Mu '06] said. "Baltimore's historically been a Democratic town despite the fact that its policies have really been Republican in nature, if you look at how communities have been neglected. And a...Read More
Brother Join Alpha National Staff Brother Denny N. Johnson [Delta Gamma '89] was recently hired as the director of Membership for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Brother Johnson is a results-driven professional with a proven track record of increasing effectiveness, maximizing resources, and delivering effective growth in non-profit organizations. He also brings experience on strategic guidance to a variety of organizational development issues and has developed trainings for non-profit organizations, government agencies, corporations, and institutions of higher learning...Read More
Brother Carrington Joins Alpha Partner Company Brother Kirk D. Carrington II [Delta Lambda '06] has begun working with the national office but this time with the office management team Brightkey. In his role, Brother Carrington leads the Membership Support Services Center team and is responsible for serving as the liaison between BrightKey and the fraternity’s corporate office. Furthermore, he is tasked with the oversight of all aspects of the Membership Support Services; including membership information processing, warehousing, and fulfillment services...Read More
Alpha Holds Town Hall to Ask Senator Bernie Sanders Tough Questions
"General President Tillman and the brothers of Michigan held a town hall meeting to better evaluate and understand Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders' stances on issues that impact our communities. President Tillman did not make an endorsement, yet he was also joined by Brother Cornell West [Zeta Beta Lambda '96] who has endorsed Senator Sanders and Brother Roy Tatem [Beta Gamma '96] who is currently Senator Sanders Deputy Director of African-American outreach... Read More
421 N. Albany St. Declared Historic Site
The Preservation League of New York State added a historic Cornell fraternity house to the league’s biannual “Seven to Save” list of historical places in deteriorating condition on Wednesday.
The Dennis-Newton House, located by the Commons at 421 North Albany Street, is the original home of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first... Read More