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All-American Alphas

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood, and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

Year in Review


"12 Degrees Below Zero" cross burning sands

The Light of Alpha shines brightly as Epsilon Rho Lambda welcomes "The 12 Degrees Below Zero" to Alphadom. Congratulations Brothers on a job well done and welcome to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  For more than 115 years, Alpha men have led with distinction and now it is up to you to continue the legacy. First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All! 



GOODWILL is the Monarch of this house. men unacquainted enter, shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends. Cordiality exists among all who abide within...I am the college of friendship, the university of brotherly love; the school for the better making of men.



              - by Bro. Sidney P. Brown

(L to R) - Bro. Jeremy Richardson (Assistant Chief Dean), Bro. Godfrey Scott, Bro. Marcos F. Edghill,  Bro. Travis Stroud, Bro. Willie Harris, Bro. Kelvin Williams, Bro. Eric Biffle, Bro. Olin Newsome, Bro. Willie Williams, Bro. Phillip Wood, Bro. Vernon Tucker, Bro. Kevin Henderson, and Darrell Coleman. 

Brothers gather for monthly First Tuesday
Brothers gather for monthly First Tuesday

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Epsilon Rho Lambda partners with Fayetteville Boys  & Girls Club
Epsilon Rho Lambda partners with Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club

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Mighty Miracles Prayer Service to support Prematurity Awareness Week at Fresh Word Fellowship Church
Mighty Miracles Prayer Service to support Prematurity Awareness Week at Fresh Word Fellowship Church

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Brothers gather for monthly First Tuesday
Brothers gather for monthly First Tuesday

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Epsilon Rho Lambda supports 7th Annual Chemo Package Drive

On Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, Epsilon Rho Lambda joined the Chisholm Foundation and other community organizations and citizens to deliver more than 2,500 Chemo Care packages to the Cape Fear Valley Health Cancer Center. Chemo Care packages will be given to cancer patients in the Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas. Brothers volunteered more than 20 hours packing and delivering packages to the center as well as donated $1,500 to purchase 50 care packages for 50 cancer patients. Always striving to live up to fraternity's Aim of "Love for All Mankind" we were truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful, important, and much needed support in our community.


Brothers recognized for service to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

In a ceremony last month at Unity Chapel, Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter recognized  Brothers who reached 25 and 50 years of service in the fraternity. "Today we honor their commitment and dedication to our dear fraternity" said Bro. Anthony Henderson, president of Epsilon Rho Lambda. "I could not be more proud of these men and know they are truly men of distinction." 

50-Year Membership Lapel Pin
Bro. Donald Dixon
Bro. Billy R. King
Bro. J. Vernon Peterson

25-Year Membership Lapel Pin
Bro. Rafeal Boyd
Bro. Billy Buckner
Bro. Clyde Cobb
Bro. Anthony Henderson
Bro. Michael Jackson
Bro. Julian Stackhaus
Bro. Randolph Williams
Bro. Jeffery Womble


Seated front row (left to right) J. Vernon Peterson, Billy R. King. Standing (left to right) Donald Dixon, Anthony Henderson, Julian Stackhaus, Jeffrey Womble, and Michael Jackson. 
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Cumberland County Students Receive 2021
George L. Butler Scholarships

May 27, 2021 - CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Dr. George L. Butler Endowed Scholarship recipients. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship during an evening ceremony yesterday at Unity Chapel at Cliffdale in Fayetteville. Well done young men and best wishes as you continue your education journey.


Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Epsilon Rho Lambda has awarded close to $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The Chapter created the scholarship in memory of  Dr. George L. Butler, DDS, to make college accessible to deserving male students. Onward and Upwards Always! #G.L Butler Scholarship

(Pictured left to right Bro. Don Porter, Bro. Bobby Wynn, Julien Stewart, Malik Winston, Alizdair Ray, Bro. Billy Buckner, and Bro. Rodney Richardson). Not pictured is Quon Bennett. Students will attend Methodist University, North Carolina Agricultural Technical State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 


Brothers support Salvation Army Homeless Shelter feeding program in Fayetteville, NC. In 2019, Epsilon Rho Lambda partnered with the Salvation Army to assist with feeding of homeless residents and support "white flag" cold weather nights set up.


A2Z Donates $10,000 to March of

Dimes March for Babies

(left to right) Dr. Letitia Johnson-Arnold, co-race coordinator; Ms. Cyshelle William Graham, president  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Upsilon Zeta Chapter; Ms. Michaela Penix, March of Dimes Director of Maternal Infant Health for North Carolina; Mr. Anthony Henderson, president Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter and Mr. Billy Buckner, co-race coordinator; present $10,000 donation on behalf of the A2Z Committee to March of Dimes during a ceremony June 10, 2021 at Fayetteville State University.

The Alphas and Zetas partnered to host the inaugural virtual A2Z Race at Your Pace fun run/walk to raise money for the March of Dimes March for Babies April 18-24. Thanks to our sponsors and all those who donated or registered to walk/run to support health equity for all mothers and babies. “This is the first Do it Yourself walk in North Carolina” said Penix. “We are so proud; our whole organization is buzzing about the amount of collaboration between your organizations.”


Brothers doing what we do...taking care of our Alpha family and community. The Brothers Keeper's team gathered to complete home repairs support for Mrs. Mary Mack, (widow of Bro. David J. Mack) by fortifying two panel of her privacy fence. Onward and Upward Always!!!


March of Dimes for Moms & Babies: Help us fight premature birth


We can’t stand around knowing that premature birth is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. So we formed our team Epsilon Rho Lambda, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. to raise money in support of March of Dimes' lifesaving research and programs that help more moms to deliver full- term. Whether you were born healthy or sick yourself, chances are you know someone who has been affected by this frightening experience.

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Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter was chartered January 1, 1952 in Fayetteville, North Carolina as Key #227 by General President A. Maceo Smith and General Secretary Bennie D. Brown, Sr. 

Excerpt from the Preamble of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Constitution and By-Laws

"..the members of this organization, in order to promote a more perfect union among college men; to aid in and insist upon personal progress of its members; to further brotherly love and a fraternal spirit within the organization; to discountenance evil; to destroy all prejudices; to preserve the sanctity of the home, the personification of virtue and the chastity of women...."

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