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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African-American descendants in this country. The objectives of Alpha Phi Alpha are to stimulate the ambition of its members, encourage the highest and noblest form on manhood, and to encourage members to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status.

  • Nicknames: Alpha's, M.I.L.I.T.I.A
  • Values: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind
  • Colors: Black & Old Gold
  • Flowers/Symbols: The Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Nationally Founded: Cornell University December 4, 1906
  • Locally Installed: 1976
  • National Philanthropy: Go-To- High School, Go-To College, Project Alpha, March for Babies