As Alpha Phi Alpha expands to over 175,000 initiated members, the ranks of membership has grown to include a plethora of prominent and accomplished activists, educators, politicians, businessmen, philanthropists, entertainers and athletes.Alpha Phi Alpha’s membership is predominantly African American; however the Fraternity has been interracial since 1945.

Eligibility for Alumni Chapter Membership
  • Any male holder of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may be presented as a candidate for membership in an alumni chapter provided that he:
  • Has been minimally conferred a 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (includes accredited online university)
  • Is of good character
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified
  • Is sponsored by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership