Our Mission

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Develops Leaders, Promotes Brotherhood and Academic Excellence, While Providing Service and Advocacy for Our Communities.”

Chapter History

Alumni brothers of the University of Akron decided to form a more structured group to support the Akron community which led to the establishment of the Eta Tau Lambda chapter on August 23, 1960.

Becoming an Alpha

Becoming a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity requires an investment of your personal time, and talents. We are not looking for candidates who are NOT interested in serving the communities in which they live. 

National Programs

The fraternity’s national programs are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters.

Chapter Initiatives

Alpha Esquires

Alpha Esquires is the official mentoring program of the Akron alumni chapter (Eta Tau Lambda) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Scholarship Program

The program benefits graduating seniors from high schools around Summit County awarding over $600,000 in scholarships to students.

Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) aims to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. Northern Kentucky University was the host campus for LDI.