Multicultural Greek Council - DePaul University


Alpha Phi Alpha

alpha phi alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha has been serving all of humanity for over 100 years. Alpha Phi Alpha is the oldest historically black intercollegiate fraternity, having the distinction as being the only historically black fraternity or sorority to be founded at an Ivy League Institution, Cornell University. Alpha Men are renowned leaders in their respective disciplines and have long traditions in serving the community through various national and local community projects. Our principles are Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind.

The Nu Rho Chapter (NP) was founded on Thursday, December 22, 1977 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In the spring of 1999, DePaul University was added to the Chapter Charter. The Chapter hosts several annual events such as the award-winning Spooky Zoo Community Service Day in October, the Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant as well as the Escaping the Ice Fashion Show: A Benefit for the March of Dimes, both in January, the Nu Rho Annual Alumni Golf Outing, and the Black & Gold Gala in the spring as well as numerous other events throughout the year. Our Chapter also conducts community service with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chicago and the Boy Scouts of America--two of our National Programs supporting the development and growth of young, African-American males.

In addition to community service and social events, the Nu Rho Chapter has groomed several brothers as Midwestern College Brother of the Year for academics and leadership as well as brothers winning the Fraternity's Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest.

Founded Tuesday, December 4th, 1906, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Develops Leaders, Promotes Brotherhood and Academic Excellence, while Providing Service and Advocacy for Our Communities.