We are the thirty-three (33) chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. representing the District of South Carolina. We proudly emphasize the aims of Alpha Phi Alpha: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and love for all Mankind, by implementing the Fraternity’s National programs and maintaining brotherhood in Alpha through social, civic, and community-based programs and events. Chapter programs include efforts with the March of Dimes, MLK Memorial Project, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and many others.
Our mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities throughout South Carolina.
Currently, we have fifteen (15) undergraduate chapters located at public and private colleges and universities, and eighteen (18) graduate chapters in most major cities in South Carolina. Annually, the District sponsors a District Conference in the Fall, a District College Brothers Summit, and Leadership Retreat in the early Fall.
Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.