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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was the first Black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

According to the official web site, "The objectives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are 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."

Quick Facts

  • Founded:  December 4, 1906 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1908
  • Official Colors:  Black and Old Gold
  • Official Symbol:  Sphinx
  • Official Web Site:  www.alphaphialpha.net