Alpha Phi Alpha

A PHI AAlpha 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.

The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially at Cornell.  The Seven Founders, affectionately referred to as "The 7 Jewels" succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.

Since its founding in 2001 the chapter seat has been relocated to the campus of Kennesaw State University. The young “Tenacious” Tau Zeta Chapter has continued to thrive in excellence at KSU. Through manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind, the Tau Zeta Chapter shall persist in moving, “Onward and Upward toward the Light!”

  • Nickname: Alphas

  • Colors: Black & Old Gold

  • National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
  • Chapter Charter Date: October 25, 2009

  • Chapter Activities: Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant, Miseducation Series, Set it Off Back to School Party, Think Twice – Save A Life

  • National Philanthropies: Go To High School, Go To College, Project Alpha, A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People, Brother’s Keeper, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters mentoring partnership, Boy Scouts of America, College Life to Corporate Life, Leadership Development Institutes, March of Dimes

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  • Motto: First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All