BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It must be Friday if we’re publishing a story about a new fraternity at FAU, but hey, it’s Friday, so we’re publishing a story about a new fraternity at FAU. Alpha Phi Alpha is set for its chartering ceremony on Sunday, January 8th — and before you make frat jokes, consider this: there’s legitimate history involved.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest African American fraternity in the nation. It was established on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca New York on Dec. 4, 1906. The fraternity has chapters across the world providing service to communities through its members. The fraternity has over 185,000 members and has been open to men of all races since 1940. Currently, there are more than 730 active chapters in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha include Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley, Nobel Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr., Olympian Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson among many others.
The ceremony will take place at 4pm at the Live Oak Pavilion in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The public is invited to this historic occasion. The ceremony represents the official unveiling of the chapter and its programs. Upsilon Theta was approved by the national body of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at its 105th Annual Convention on June 25, 2011 in Chicago, Il. Since that time the prescribed in-take process was followed that allowed 13 students to officially be designated as the inaugural members of Upsilon Theta.
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