Membership

Want to Become an Alpha?

BECOMING A MEMBER OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY REQUIRES AN INVESTMENT OF YOUR PERSONAL TIME, TALENTS, AND MONEY.

We are not looking for candidates who are not interested in serving the communities in which they live.

We are not seeking candidates who do not take academic excellence seriously.

Most importantly, We are not interested in individuals whose actions will put the organization’s brand and well-being at risk.

This ship does not need anchors.

Alpha Phi Alpha recognizes two types of membership, College and Alumni. An aspirant (a man seeking membership into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) may apply for membership into a College Chapter as an undergraduate student in good standing at a fully accredited four year college or university. College Aspirants can only join the Fraternity at a College or University where an active chapter is present. Aspirants may also apply for membership into an Alumni Chapter as a graduate who has earned a degree from a fully accredited four year college of university. Alumni Aspirants are encouraged to join chapters that are within a 60 mile radius of their permanent place of residence.

All Membership Intake Processes, college and alumni, shall conform to the same rules and regulations set forth by the Standing Orders, the Constitution & By-laws and elsewhere. NO intake process may contain activities barred by the laws of the Fraternity, municipalities, states, academic institutions, and the federal government. Membership in Alpha Phi Alpha does not give a member the privilege to initiate new members, nor is a chapter granted the privilege outside of its charter jurisdiction.

Eligibility Requirements

Any male student of an accredited college may be presented as a candidate for membership in a college chapter
provided that he:

  • Attends an institution where an active chapter is located (Membership is not available for individuals attending
    an online university that does not have a chapter seat. Membership is only available for individuals attending the
    school where the chapter seat is located).
  • Has successfully completed one semester or two quarters of a regular year’s program
  • Is a full-time student taking courses leading to his first academic degree
  • Is in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 grade point scale or equivalent except where the minimum grade required by the college for graduation is greater; then the minimum grade for graduation must be used for eligibility
  • Is of good character
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified
  • Is sponsored by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership
  • Is recommended by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership
  • Any male holder of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may be presented as a candidate for membership in an alumni chapter provided that he:
  • Has been minimally conferred a 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (includes accredited online university)
  • Is of good character
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified
  • Is sponsored by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership
  • Is recommended by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership

Please be advised that any questions or concerns regarding the Membership Intake Process should be directed to the appropriate official(s).

Bro. Kenneth Brown, Chapter Dean
AXL1906@gmail.com

Membership is coordinated at the National Level