Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Gamma Rho Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY  

  • The first African American inter-collegiate Greek letter fraternity.

  • Colors: Black and Old Gold

  • Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza 

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

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded 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. The 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.

The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, moral character, and the uplifting of humanity.

Chapter President: Adam Dean
Chapter Advisor: Maurice Williams
Total Members: 12

Chapter Information:

  • Chartered April 24, 1948

  • A proud partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters 

  • 2011 “College Chapter of the Year” in the state of Indiana

  • Annual Programs and Service projects

    • My Brother’s Keeper
    • Go to College, Project Alpha
    • Diversity Step Challenge
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring 
    • “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”

Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was established at Purdue University on April 24, 1948 by the following charter members. James C. Butler, Chester L. French, Raymond L. Hall, Milton B. Kendrick, John E. Littman, William N. Lovelace, Jimmie Mosley John E. Rudder, Richard Wallace, Walter H. White and George A. Younger. Since its founding at Purdue University, Gamma Rho Chapter boasts a rich legacy of producing successful men.

Gamma Rho Chapter has maintained the fraternity's tradition of excellence in manly deeds, scholarship, and great regard of all mankind. As a demonstration of this commitment, the chapter sponsors a myriad of community service events including: Annual Voter's Registration Drive, Study Tables & Tutoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring, Food & Clothing Drives for the Needy, along with Alpha Phi Alpha's mandated programs.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Epsilon Rho Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  

  • The first African American Greek letter organization.

  • Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green

  • Symbol: The Ivy leaf

  • By Merit and By Culture  

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American college women at Howard University. The Epsilon Rho chapter was chartered on December 13, 1969 by 12 illustrious women. Since arriving on Purdue’s campus the legacy, sisterhood, leadership, scholarship, and service continues to thrive on Purdue University’s campus.

Chapter President: Elayna Dorsey

Chapter Advisor: Yava Jones Hall

Total Members: 14

Chapter Information

  • Chartered December 13, 1969  

  • 2014 NPHC Step Show Champions

  • 2014 Central Region chapter of the Year

  • Annual Programs and Service projects

    • Mock Playboy Scholarship Week

    • Kids Against Hunger Community Service Event

    • Ivy Leaf Academy

    • Operation Soap

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.- Nu Chapter

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Rho Sigma Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on November 17, 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  

  • Omega Psi Phi is the first predominantly African American fraternity to be founded at a historically Black university.

  • Symbol: Lamp

  • Omega Psi Phi cardinal principals are manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift.

  • Friendship is Essential to the Soul

On Friday evening, November 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduate students, with the assistance of their faculty adviser, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. This event occurred in the office of biology Professor Ernest E. Just, the faculty adviser, in the Science Hall (now known as Thirkield Hall). The three liberal arts students were Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. A decision was made regarding the design for the pin and emblem, and thus ended the first meeting of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Chapter President: Jerel Cole Jr.

Chapter Advisor:  Jerel Cole

Total Members: 6

Chapter Information

  • Chartered April 25, 1942  by Dr. Z. Alexander Looby

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Zeta Theta Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on January 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University   

  • First public act of service was the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913

  • Colors: Crimson and Cream

  • Flower: African Violet

  • Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, is an organization of college education women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. Today, Delta Sigma Theta is the largest Black Greek organization with over 950,000 chapters and 250,000 members.

Chapter President: Chakhala Lester

Chapter Advisor: Angela Davis

Total Members: 10

Chapter Information

  • Chartered November 3, 1968

  • Lead the re-creation of the Women’s Suffrage March on Purdue’s campus

  • 3 prominent previous chapter members held titles within the National and Regional E-executive board

  • Annual Programs and Service projects

    • 5K Delta Dash for Diabetes to support the American Diabetes Association

    • A Night of DSTinction

    • A proud service partner with the Hanna Community Center

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.- Zeta Phi Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University (Washington, D.C.)

  • The only fraternity to hold a constitutional bond with a predominantly African American sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

  • Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White

  • Symbol: The Dove 

  • Culture For Service, Service for Humanity 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is founded on the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service.

Chapter President: Terrance Harell

Chapter Advisor:  

Total Members: 8

Chapter Information

  • Chartered January 18, 1975  

  • 5 time consecutive winner of the annual NPHC step show.

  • Annual Programs and Service Projects

    • Sleepout for the Homeless

    • Sigma Beta Club

    • HIV/AIDS Awareness

    • Breast Cancer Awareness

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Epsilon Kappa Chapter

National Information

  • Founded January 16, 1920 at Howard University in Washington, DC

  • First National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, first to charter a chapter in Africa, first to form auxiliary groups, and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • Colors: Royal Blue and White

  • Symbol: White Dove

  • A Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented Organization”

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations—to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington, D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie, and Pearl Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood.

Chapter President: Tierra Redmond

Chapter Advisor: Shyvon Lacy

Total Members: 12

Chapter Information

  • Chartered April 27, 1980

  • 2014 Great Lakes Region White Chapter of the Year

  • 2014 Purdue SAO Outstanding Program Award

  • 2014 Purdue SAO Community Involvement Award

  • Annual Programs and Service Projects

    • “Coming From Where I’m From” Black History Month forum

    • “March for Babies” walkathon for March of Dimes fundraising initiatives

    • Scholarship Fish Fry

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Epsilon Gamma Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN  

  • Incorporated within the state of Indiana in December 1922

  • Colors: Royal Blue and Gold

  • Mascot: The Poodle

  • Greater Service, Greater Progress 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community, public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmarks of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

Chapter President: Victoria Thomas

Chapter Advisor: Nicole Wilson

Total Members: 4

Chapter Information

  • Chartered May 27, 1972 

  • A proud partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Research

  • Annual Programs and Service projects

    • Operation Big Book Bag

    • Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness and health program

    • Lafayette Cares

    • Scholarship Brunch

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.- Delta Omicron Chapter

National Information

  • Founded on September 19, 1963 at Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland)

  • Colors: Charcoal Brown and Gilded Gold

  • Flower: Yellow Rose

  • Building a Tradition Not Resting Upon One!

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc,, was founded on September 19,1963 on the campus of Morgan State University, by 12 honorable men in the midst of the Civil Rights era. The purpose of Iota Phi Theta is the development and perpetuation scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity, brotherhood among all men.

Chapter President: Rickey Jones

Chapter Advisor: Alan Bernerdez 

Total Members: 1

Chapter Information

  • Chartered on August 10, 2001 

  • A proud partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Research

  • 2007-2008 Chapter program of the year

  • Annual Programs and Service projects

    • Autism Awareness

    • St. Jude’s Hospital Walk and Fundraiser

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