Chapter Dean of Intake
Bro. Jeffery Gray
jlgray3@verizon.net

Chapter President
Bro. Recharde Johnson
recharde.johnson@outlook.com

Alumni Chapter 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 four year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Is of good character.
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified.
  • Is sponsored by one (1) active (financial) member.


National IMDP DATES

SPRING 2016

December 4, 2015 Friday Application window opens / Cluster dates submission to HQ
January 15 Friday Application window closes
January 22 Friday Completed Application submission deadline to District Director
February 5 Friday District Director Submission deadline to HQ
February 19 Friday Beginning of IMDP Window
June 18 Saturday End of IMDP Window


Fall 2016

August 5 Friday Application window opens / Cluster dates submission to HQ
September 16 Friday Application window closes
September 23 Friday Completed application submission deadline to District Director
October 7 Friday District Director submission deadline to HQ
October 21 Friday Beginning of IMDP window
December 10 Saturday End of IMDP window


SPRING 2017

December 2, 2016 Friday Application window opens / Cluster dates submission to HQ
January 13 Friday Application window closes
January 20 Friday Completed Application submission deadline to District Director
February 3 Friday District Director Submission deadline to HQ
February 17 Friday Beginning of IMDP Window
June 17 Saturday End of IMDP Window


Fall 2017

August 4 Friday Application window opens / Cluster dates submission to HQ
September 15 Friday Application window closes
September 22 Friday Completed application submission deadline to District Director
October 6 Friday District Director submission deadline to HQ
October 20 Friday Beginning of IMDP window
December 0 Saturday End of IMDP window


Are You READY?

INTERESTED IN BECOMING 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.

An Alpha Phi Alpha member’s greatest interest is outside himself. We value those who believe that their membership in Alpha Phi Alpha is the presentation of their personal commitment to time-valued words such as KNOWLEDGE, ACHIEVEMENT, SERVICE, INTEGRITY, QUALITY, HONOR, EXCELLENCE, and COMMUNITY.


INITIAL MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

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.


Requesting an Application

Alpha Phi Alpha does NOT permit the Initial Membership Development Process (IMDP) at the chapter level, and the fraternity has a zero-tolerance policy for hazing and/or pledging activities.

Before a candidate can request an application, he will need the following items:


1. A member who commits to be a Sponsor. A sponsor is a brother who guides a candidate through the Initial Membership Development Process (IMDP) from the Interested Candidate stage through his first full year of membership. He will also write a letter of support for a candidate (to be included in his completed application packet). The qualifications for a sponsor are as follows:

  • Must be in Good Standing with the General Organization and the Chapter via which the Candidate wishes to join
  • Must be Risk Management Certified
  • Must be IMDP Certified
  • Must be an active member of the Chapter through which the Candidate wishes to join for one (1) year AND have maintained two consecutive years of active membership with the fraternity (College Chapters are Exempt)
  • Must NOT have not been disciplined for violation of the IMDP within a 10-year window of their sponsorship; brothers who have been reinstated after expulsion are ineligible to sponsor candidates
  • Must complete the Sponsor Commitment Form (Attachment E) and have it notarized
  • Must complete the Sponsor section of the candidate’s official application

2. A member who commits to be a Recommender. A recommender is a brother that will write a letter of support for a candidate (to be included in his completed application packet). The qualifications for a recommender are as follows:

  • Must be in Good Standing with the General Organization and the Chapter via which the Candidate wishes to join
  • Must be Risk Management Certified
  • Must be IMDP Certified
  • Must complete the Recommender section of the candidate’s official application