Category Archives: Alpha Phi Alpha

“The Small Events of Today May Be the Great Things of Tomorrow” – The Corkhill Sisters and P.E.O. Founders’ Day

P.E.O., a “philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women though scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations” was founded as a collegiate organization on January 21, … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Alpha’s Founding Day and the Fraternity’s Role in Making a Monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. a Reality

Alpha Phi Alpha was founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. It is the oldest of the Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) which form the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC). The seven founders, the “Jewels” of Alpha Phi Alpha, are Henry Arthur … Continue reading

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U.S. Vice Presidents Who Belong to Fraternities

How many U.S. Vice Presidents have been in a fraternity? A goodly number, it turns out. Here is a list of Vice Presidents since 1869,* when Schuyler Colfax became the first fraternity man to become Vice President. I’ve included all … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Three – The Nearly Extinct Men’s Colleges

American higher education began as an all-male bastion in 1636 when Harvard College was founded primarily to provide the colonies with an educated clergy.  It was not until 200 years later in 1837 that Oberlin College in Ohio enrolled four … Continue reading

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