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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Theta Iota Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha logo in black and gold

Chapter President
Caleb Callender

Chapter Email:

Interested in Joining?
Contact: Emmanuel McNeil, Jr.

Mailing Address:
117 New Hall West (0428)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Kendall K. Pete

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Alpha Phi Alpha crest showing colors of black and gold

Brief History: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906 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.


Our Jewels: The seven visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.


Aims: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind


Motto: “First Of All, Servants Of All, We Shall Transcend All.”


Mission: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.


Objectives: To stimulate the ambition of its members to the cause of humanity, freedom and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood, and to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social economic and intellectual status.

Chapter Conduct Status: In Good Standing

Chapter Conduct Violations in 2020-21 Academic Year: 0

% of Members Found Responsible for Individual Student Conduct Violations in 2020-21 Academic Year*: 0%

*The percentage of individual members of each organization who were found responsible for violations of the Virginia Tech Student Code of Conduct during the academic year. These violations were not related to their membership in the organization.