Alpha Leadership Academy Application

Dear Brother:

It is my pleasure to greet you in the spirit of brotherhood and to announce that after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Alpha Leadership Academy for College Brothers, is returning! It is scheduled for June 11 – 17, 2022, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The 2019 cohort was the 22nd and the Chi Class. We will resume with the 23rd Class as Psi, which will be limited to 30 college brothers.

This is a residential program and all participants must be available to stay on campus for the entire time. All participants must be fully vaccinated and provide confirmation prior to arrival in Baltimore. Depending on Baltimore and Washington, DC COVID-19 protocols during the time of the academy, a booster may be required as well.

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 approximately 700 academy alumni and educators, entrepreneurs, scholars and even mayors are among them.

Enclosed, you will find a sample academy schedule based on previous years. The on-application for the Psi Class can be accessed on the fraternity’s website at The registration fee is $600 per participant, which includes housing and most meals. Also, all participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Baltimore. The application deadline is April 15, 2022.

If you are 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 call me directly if you have any questions. I may be reached at my office 443.538.7602. You may also reach me at my e-mail address:


Brother Ralph Johnson, Ph.D.

Academy Director


Application deadline: April 15, 2022