Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, 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 descendants in this country.
Currently, Alpha Phi Alpha continues to grow and push for these ideas with nationally mandated programs such as “Project Alpha,” “Go To High School, Go To College,” “A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People,” and many others, which are maintained on both the undergraduate and graduate level as well. The Fraternity has grown steadily in influence throughout the years. It has expanded tremendously to the extent that there are now approximately 800 chapters located throughout the United States, Caribbean Islands, Africa, West Indies, Europe, and Asia. Some of the more prominent sons of Alpha include the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Dick Gregory, John Hope Franklin, Thurgood Marshall, David Dinkins, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., John H. Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Jesse Owens. The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. continue to Uphold The Light Of Alpha 100 years later. For more information, visit the Alpha website.