Remembering Our Fallen Brothers

Remembering Our Fallen Brothers

Today, Americans in large numbers will visit our national cemeteries and places of worship to honor their loved ones, their friends, neighbors, colleagues, even the unknown-to-them men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on their service and their sacrifice, even as our men and women in the Armed Forces are completing dangerous missions in distant lands, putting their lives on the line for the “American Dream.”

We recall the ultimate price paid of all who have set their personal aspirations aside for the preservation of our society. Whether it is World War I, World War II, or conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan or countless other military engagements, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the men and women who took arms against the enemies of the United States and the would-be tyrants of the world, laying down their lives to ensure a brighter future for the loved ones they left behind.

Alpha joins with all Americans in honoring military brothers who were called to serve and we offer prayers for those whose sacrifice is felt today by their families and friends.

Space in the 2015 Charlotte General Convention journal is going fast and we want you and your chapter to be a part of this historical celebration. Help us Focus on the Future by purchasing your advertisement today. Click here to download and complete the advertising rates form in the 2015 Charlotte General Convention Registration Packet. If you have any questions, please contact your General Office at (800) 373-3089 or email ads@apa1906.net.


The General Office of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

The General Office of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Space in the 2015 Charlotte General Convention journal is going fast and we want you and your chapter to be a part of this historical celebration. Help us Focus on the Future by purchasing your advertisement today.  Click here to download and complete the advertising rates form in the 2015 Charlotte General Convention Registration Packet. If you have any questions, please contact your General Office at (800) 373-3089 or email ads@apa1906.net.


Your New Sphinx Magazine is Here!

Your New Sphinx Magazine is Here!

Brother *|LNAME|*,
Who are we? What do we do? Why does it matter? These are the three most important questions we should ask ourselves when we do anything in the name of Alpha Phi Alpha.

This magazine explores the underground culture of hazing as it is not an appropriate representation of what this organization was founded upon. It further explores the challenges hazing creates and what can be done to support efforts of HAZING PREVENTION.

Brother *|LNAME|*, as a member of the fraternity, living in *|CITY|*, you have experienced Alpha from a different perspective and life path than others. As such, we want to challenge you to evaluate whether or not your initial interactions with the fraternity are accurately reflective of: Who Alpha Phi Alpha is? What Alpha Phi Alpha does? And why the work Alpha Phi Alpha does matters to our communities?

Your actions on a personal level develop our organization on a national level. Because of this, we aim to get all brothers on the same page so that Alpha can move forward together on one accord being who we say we are and truly working to empower our communities.

We look forward to your feedback and hope to inspire you to submit an article to The Sphinx magazine.

Our Picks

An in-depth look at the founders’ thoughts on hazing as a condition of membership into the fraternity.

An Op-Ed by 2014–15 Eastern Region Assistant Vice President Julian Jackson on the importance of eliminating hazing from Alpha Phi Alpha.

Remembering the life of Brother A. Charles Haston, for whom the fraternity’s national Brother’s Keeper program is named.

Brother *|LNAME|*, we appreciate every submission we get for The Sphinx and ask that if you have something that fits in one of the following themes, then consider submitting a feature:

  • The Black Family (being a good father, little girls learning from their fathers, making mentees part of your family)
  • The Convention Issue (mission objectives after Charlotte, the importance of the business of Alpha, life outside the business sessions)
  • The Race, Class, and Education Issue (the future of America in relation to race, class, and education)100 years of The Sphinx would not have been possible without all the contributions brothers have made to it over the years, and now, we need your support.


Alpha Town Hall Meeting: An Update from Baltimore

Alpha Town Hall Meeting: An Update from Baltimore

Brother *|LNAME|*,

Please join General President Mark S. Tillman and local Baltimore brothers in leadership for an Alpha Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM – 6:00pm PDT). We will speak on what’s happening on the ground in #Baltimore and General President Tillman will provide an update on what actions brothers can take. If you are unable to join us, the meeting will be recorded and posted on our website.

Town Hall Agenda

  • Remarks from the General President
  • Update from Baltimore
  • Alpha’s Next Steps
  • Closing Statements