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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Gamma Rho Chapter
  • 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.

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
  • 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.

 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.- Nu Chapter
  • Founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN
  • Symbol: Diamond
  • Motto: Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor

Kappa Alpha Psi was founded as Kappa Alpha Nu on the night of January 5, 1911 by ten African-American college students. The organization known today as Kappa Alpha Psi was nationally incorporated under the name of Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911 (the 1st nationally incorporated college fraternity by African Americans). The name of the organization was changed to its current name in 1915.

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Rho Sigma Chapter

  • 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.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Zeta Theta Chapter
  • 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.

 

 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.- Zeta Phi Chapter
  • 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.

 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Epsilon Kappa Chapter
  • Founded January 16, 1920, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in the form of a national headquarters,  the first to charter a chapter in Africa, the first to form auxiliary groups, and the first and only sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Colors: Royal Blue and White
  • Symbol: White Dove
  • Organization Motto: “A Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented Organization”

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington, D.C.: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Viola Tyler Goings, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Fannie Pettie Watts. 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.  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.

The Epsilon Kappa Chapter was chartered on April 27, 1980, by the Eleven Elegant Elite Miracles: Kimberly Jackson Warren, Kimberly Holman Jointer Young, Anna Amos, Terry Dunbar, Rhena Fuller, Loralei Jewel, Gloria Casey, Renee Bohannan Manly, Carrie Murphy Harris, Charlotte Damper, and Robin Thomas. Epsilon Kappa is formally known for programs like No LimitZ (community outreach program where we mentor youth in surrounding areas), Broken HeelZ (domestic violence walk), Coming From Where I’m From (annual Black History Month event), and Rock For Babies (event to raise money for our partner organization, March of Dimes). We continue to have these programs and events to bring awareness to students on campus. 

We at Epsilon Kappa pride ourselves on scholarship, leadership, friendship, service, hard work and dedication, and finer womanhood. We are an enthusiastic, "community-conscious, action-oriented" group of young women who work toward impacting the Purdue campus and the local community. 

Chapter Website: https://zphibek.wixsite.com/purdue 

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN by seven educators. 

  • Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
  • Mascot: The Poodle
  • Flower: Yellow Tea Rose
  • Slogan: "Greater Service, Greater Progress" 

The mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is to enhance the quality of lives for women and their families in the U.S and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision. 

Developing and educating the youth are the hallmarks of our organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically. 

The Epsilon Gamma Chapter was chartered at Purdue University on May 27th, 1972 by the Seven Spades:  Christine Arrington, Judith Bryant, Regina Duncan, Sandra Edmund, Marcella Haymer, Michaeline McGee, and Gwendolyn Williams.

Signature Programs: Annual Scholarship Brunch, Blood Drive with HHS Emerging Leaders Program, Hattie Mae Bone Marrow Drive with Be The Match, Operation Big Bookbag, Corporate Image Workshop

Primary Contact: Fatma Niang, fniang@purdue.edu or sgrhoeg@gmail.com 

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.- Delta Omicron Chapter
  • 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.

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