Chapter Dean of Intake
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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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:
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: