2016 Alpha Leadership Academy Application Available for Download

Dear Brother <<Last Name>>,

In the spirit of brotherhood, Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation announces the nineteenth annual Alpha Leadership Academy for College Brothers, which is scheduled for June 4–10, 2016, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

The purpose of the academy is to provide a thorough, intense experience for young men who have been elected to some leadership role at the various levels of our fraternity. What makes this program unique is the student development foundation on which it is based. Several student development theories will be used as the theoretical framework within which this academy will operate. Such theories include the Student Wellness Model for holistic development, involvement theory, moral development, service learning, and many more. The Wellness Model will be of particular importance because it allows us to tap the cognitive, social, spiritual, physical, and cultural dimensions of our college brothers’ development.

The academy’s faculty will be comprised of several alumni brothers who are outstanding training and development specialists as well as student affairs practitioners who work with college brothers on a daily basis and whose expertise will add to the breadth and depth of the academy. To date, there are 510 academy alumni, whose names are included in this packet.

At the bottom of this page is a link to the sample academy schedule based on previous years and an application for the Tau Class. Please consider applying for the academy if you will be in a leadership position for the next academic year. The registration fee is $500 per participant, which includes housing and most meals. Also, all participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Baltimore.

If you represent an alumni chapter, please encourage the leadership of the college chapter(s) in your area to apply. Any financial assistance that alumni chapters give to assist college chapter officers will greatly enhance the success of this program. Moreover, this will be a great way to strengthen your portfolio should you choose to compete for the coveted Charles H. Wesley Award, which recognizes exemplary college and alumni chapter relations. Please feel free to contact Brother Ralph Johnson, Ph.D. at Rjohns1706@gmail.com or 443.538.7602 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!


Brother Ralph Johnson, Ph.D.

Academy Director