Support HBCUs Today on Giving Tuesday!


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., has joined UNCF’s efforts on Giving Tuesday to help raise critical funding for HBCUs. Please join your fellow Alpha Phi Alpha brothers as we stand with UNCF to support students attending HBCUs by making an online donation here or text UNCFNA to 50555 to make a $25 donation.

Other partners will match donations raised from supporters up to $200,000 making your gift go twice as far towards helping talented minority students realize their dreams of going to and graduating from college! As every additional young person who graduates from college has the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives, communities, and country.

Now is the time to give to students attending our nation’s HBCUs that are in need of funding; as recent data shows 39% of students who enrolled in HBCUs in the fall did not return to college the following year – due in part to a lack of financial resources. Financial assistance can make the difference between a student dropping out of college or graduating. At UNCF, students that receive a scholarship of just $5,000 increase their likelihood of graduation by over 7 percentage points.

Join us by donating today because “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

Thank you for Voting, Continue to Advocate: A Voteless People is a Hopeless People



I remain impressed by your hard work: inspiring and encouraging our communities to vote. Throughout Election Day, brothers displayed their “I Voted” stickers as a sense of pride in exercising their right. Many of you implemented our Voting Toolkit to register new voters and increase participation across the country. Although the outcome has been considered a surprise, it does not change how we as Alpha men move forward. Ultimately, it does matter who is elected and what position they take; Alpha men know that we must continue to move our country forward by holding our leaders accountable. As a fraternity, we will work hard to serve our communities, guided by our purpose and Alpha’s mission.

Now is the time when we need all Alpha brothers in the House. Together, with Alpha brothers in your community, we can be a stronger force for advancement. If you have not done so, I am asking that all brothers act today by becoming active with the fraternity and associating with a chapter in your community. Today is the last day to renew your active membership without a late fee. Click here, log on right now, renew your membership, and help us continue to fight. 

In fewer than 2 months, this fraternity will transition to new leadership. My hope is that our objectives remain the same: encouraging people to vote, mentoring young boys to develop into future leaders, and demonstrating that Alpha Phi Alpha is a twenty-first-century change agent. While our beloved Alpha Phi Alpha and country go through leadership changes, we must use this time to educate, organize, and prepare for what comes next.

The next election will be here fast, and I have faith that we will be ready.

Mark S. Tillman