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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Northern California District

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

About

Serving The Western Region

The Northern California District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. serves the broader Bay Area community from Fresno to Sacramento, 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

The Northern California District is made up of some truly beloved and historic chapters of the House of Alpha. The representations of Alpha men across the region range from Stanford Graduates to leaders in the tech industry. It is our goal to transform Fraternity culture between young and senior brothers to build a continuous pipeline of success, familiarity, and mentorship.

Professional Development

Alpha has always been a leader when it comes to dynamic change across multiple verticals. Whether it is professional development via our Fraternity’s Leadership Academy or simply providing Brothers with networking information to support their next career move, the NorCal District continues Alphas’s legacy of professional excellence.

History

The first Black Greek-letter organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Alpha) was founded on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity currently has more than 850 chapters around the world and a membership in excess of 185,000.

Founders

Alpha Phi Alpha was originally founded by seven undergraduate students at Cornell who were later referred to as “The Seven Jewels” by the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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.

Legacy

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

Chapters

We Are Here For You

The NorCal District 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.

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:

  • Stanford University (Nu Sigma)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Alpha Epsilon)
  • University of California, East Bay (Xi Pi)
  • San Jose State University (Epsilon Mu)
  • University of San Francisco (Upsilon Rho)
  • San Francisco State (Xi Rho)
  • 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:

  • Eta Sigma Lambda (South Bay)
  • Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco)
  • Gamma Phi Lambda (Oakland/Berkeley)
  • Iota Nu Lambda (Fresno)
  • Kappa Alpha Lambda (Seaside)
  • Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo)
  • Nu Beta Lambda (Stockton)
  • Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento)
  • Omicron Theta Lambda (Hayward)

Community

Some Recent Projects

The NorCal District community of Brothers is always competing to best serve the communities around us. Of course, it is always about the quality of impact, rather than the quantity. We invite anyone and everyone to join us in our community service endeavors to help uplift the downtrodden.