Fraternity Mission Statement:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Fraternity Vision Statement:
The objectives of this Fraternity shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.
Programs & Partnerships
The Fraternity’s National Programs and special projects are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters. The organization’s National Programs include (click for description):
- Go–To–High School, Go–To–College
- Project Alpha
- A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People
- Brother's Keeper
Alpha Phi Alpha’s Special Projects are programs and activities that are sustained through collaborative efforts, memoranda of understanding, and/or outside financial assistance, which Chapters are encouraged to implement. Current Special Projects include:
- Big Brothers / Big Sisters mentoring partnership
- Boy Scouts of America
- College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C)
- Leadership Development Institutes
- 50 Million Pound Challenge (Live Well O-Six!)
Since its founding on August 27, 1993 the Sigma Upsilon Chapter has been a leading force on UNF’s campus and the Jacksonville community. Every year the Chapter hosts various community service programs like “A Voteless People is A Hopeless People”, “Go To High School, Go To College”, and “Project Alpha” which is a National program designed to teach young teens responsibilities and to raise the awareness of STD’s and unwanted pregnancies. In addition the Sigma Upsilon Chapter is currently involved in an initiative called Mentor Jax, where we go out and mentor to the youth that are less fortunate in the Jacksonville community, trusting that our built relationships and interactions will give them hope to continue to further their education, and steer them away from any negativity. Today, the Sigma Upsilon Chapter continues to march onward and upward towards the light and maintains the great tradition and legacy of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The seven charter members (Pearls) of the Sigma Upsilon Chapter are Bros. Kenneth Patrick Abrams, Michael Rene Arbery, Terrence Lamont Boatman, Willie Paul Daniels, Frank Bernard Goodin Jr., Patrick Alan Lyons, and Barry Gerard Wynns.
2010 Outstanding Jacksonville Community Service Recipients