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Alpha Phi Alpha Awareness Seminar
Transcript of Alpha Phi Alpha Awareness Seminar
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Founded: December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Founders: Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelly, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
Aims: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind.
Mission: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Objectives: (1) to stimulate the ambition of members and (2) to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the cause of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual (3) to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood (4) and to aid downtrodden humanity in it's efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status,
Zeta Omicron History
The Zeta Omicron (ZO) Chapter was chartered on Murray State University’s campus on January 11th, 1969 by 15 charter Brothers. ZO was the first NPHC affiliate on campus. ZO hosts a multitude of events within the Murray and Murray State University community.
Community events include:
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
On campus events include:
The Alpha Step-Off, which is now the largest event on campus.
The Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, is the first and longest running competition hosted by a fraternity at MSU.
Philanthropic Chapter of the Year (March of Dimes)
First Black Organization to have a monument on Campus
Step Show Champions (MSU)
Over 80% of ZO Alumni continue to further education
ZO has been recognized multiple times for philanthropic endeavors
1st African American Mr. MSU was an Alpha Man
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader
Frederick Douglass, Anti-Slavery Activist
Dick Gregory, Civic Activist
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. DuBois, Writer and Historian
Charles Harris Wesley, Educator, Historian
Cornell West, Educator, Philosopher and Author
*Government, Law, and Public Policy
Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court Justice.
Marion Berry, Mayor – Washington, D.C.
LaSalle Lefalle, First African-American President of American Cancer Society
Louis Sullivan, Former President of Morehouse Medical School
Classification: 2nd Semester Freshman (12 or more credit hours)
• Cumulative GPA greater or equal to 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Leadership Skills
• Community Service
• Registered Voter in Murray, KY
• Good Interpersonal Skills
60% of all Black Male Doctors,
75% of all Black Male Lawyers,
65% of all Black Male Dentists
are Alpha Men.
95% of all Black Colleges
have been headed by Alpha Men.
Jewel Henry Arthur Callis
Jewel Charles Henry Chapman
Jewel Eugene Kinkle Jones
Jewel George Biddle Kelley
Jewel Nathaniel Allison Murray
Jewel Robert Harold Ogle
Jewel Vertner Woodson Tandy
*Science and Service
John Hurst Adams, Bishop & Founder of National Black Churches, Inc.
Garret A. Morgan, Inventor (Traffic Light, Gas mask and more)
Frederick Patterson, Founder- United Negro College Fund
Duke Ellington, Music Legend
Darryl Bell, Movie & Network TV Actor
Donny Hathaway, Musician
Keenen-Ivory Wayans, Actor & Writer
Lionel Richie, Singer and Songwriter
Wes Unseld, NBA, Baltimore Bullets
Eddie Robinson, Football coach in NCAA with most wins in history
Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold Medalist
Art Shell, NFL Hall of Fame
Reggie Williams, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars
College Freshman $1,276.00
College Sophomores $1,201.00
College Juniors $1,126.00
College Seniors $1,051.00
Dexter Alexander II