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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC

Northern California District

First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All

 

Serving The Western Region

The Northern California District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. serves San Francisco to  Monterey, and from to Sacramento to Fresno, ensuring the college and graduate chapter alike thrive through leadership and service within their localities. Here in the NorCal District, we hold to heart a few core values

Community Development

We are and will always be dedicated to serving our communities first. Alpha hosts both collegiate and graduate programs focused on giving around the Fraternity’s core programs, in addition to other programs that help lay the foundation for community service in low-income areas.

Brotherhood

We are and will always be dedicated to serving our communities first. Alpha hosts both collegiate and graduate programs focused on giving around the Fraternity’s core programs, in addition to other programs that help lay the foundation for community service in low-income areas.

Professional Development

We are and will always be dedicated to serving our communities first. Alpha hosts both collegiate and graduate programs focused on giving around the Fraternity’s core programs, in addition to other programs that help lay the foundation for community service in low-income areas.

NorCal District Directors
"Current and Past"

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Brother Ryan McCreary

Current District Director

Chapter: Gamma Phi Lambda, Berkeley

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Brother Dr. Garvis R. Givens

Year: 2014, 2015, 2016

Chapter: Gamma Phi Lambda, Oakland 

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Brother Dr. Richard G. Johnson, III

Year: 2016, 2017

Chapter: Gamma Chi Lambda, San Francisco

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Brother Kenneth Tyeskey

Year: 2012, & 2013

Chapter: Zeta Beta Lambda, Sacramento

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Brother Dr. Daren A. Miller

Year: 2010, 2011, 2012

Chapter: Iota Nu Lambda, Fresno

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Brother Virgil A. Torrence

Year: 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021

Chapter: Zeta Beta Lambda, Sacramento

ABOUT

 
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History

Alpha Phi Alpha™, 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.

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Founders

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.

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Activism

The bond and brotherhood of Alpha Phi Alpha includes scholar and political activist W.E.B. Dubois, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) attorney Thurgood Marshall, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most prominent 20th Century civil rights activist of our time.

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Legacy

The legacy of Dr. King motivated his fraternity brothers to create the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation, Inc.  This memorial is in honor of Dr. King’s life, legacy, and international achievements on the Mall in Washington, D.C

 

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CHAPTERS

 

The Northern California District (NorCal) is made of some of the foremost chapters of the Fraternity in the World. Each house different methodologies to impact change under the same banner of community service and leadership.

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Undergraduate Chapters:

Northern California is home to some of the most prestigious college chapters in the nation. Here are the college chapters our district represents:

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Stanford University

(Nu Sigma)

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University of California, Berkeley (Alpha Epsilon)

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University of California, East Bay (Xi Pi)

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San Jose State University (Epsilon Mu)

University of San Francisco (Upsilon Rho)

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San Francisco State

(Xi Rho)

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Sacramento State

(Pi Gamma)

Fresno State

(Epsilon Beta)

Graduate Chapters:

The NorCal Graduate Chapters have some of the most distinguished professional brothers in the Western region.  Many of our Graduate Brothers have matriculated from college chapters and matured their careers in the Bay Area, while others have started anew and earned the Brotherhood of Alpha after their undergraduate experiences, Whichever the genesis of their Black and Old Gold origins, we are happy to call them Brothers. Here are the graduate chapters in our district:

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 Eta Sigma Lambda

(San Jose)

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Gamma Chi Lambda

(San Francisco)

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Gamma Phi Lambda (Oakland•Berkeley)

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Zeta Beta Lambda

(Sacramento)

Omicron Theta Lambda (Hayward)

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Kappa Omicron Lambda

(Solano County)

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Nu Beta Lambda

(Stockton)

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Iota Nu Lambda

(Fresno)

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Kappa Alpha Lambda (Seaside)

 

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