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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Fraternities

ALPHA PHI ALPHA: The Alphas were the first intercollegiate fraternity established for Black students in 1906 at Cornell and strive to foster close association and unified support among Black students, and encourage good character, sound scholarship and service. Their motto is “first of all, service to all, we shall transcend all.” Distinguished ALPHA’s: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Duke Ellington and W.E.B. DuBois. www.alphaphialpha.net

KAPPA ALPHA PSI: This fraternity was established at Indiana University in 1911 and believe in “training for leadership.” Their purpose is to encourage achievement by uniting men of culture, patriotism, and honor for mutual support. Distinguished KAPPA’s are Tom Bradley, Arthur Ashe, Wilt Chamberlain, Rev Leon Sullivan. www.kappaalphapsi1911.com

PHI BETA SIGMA: Phi Beta Sigma was founded in 1914 at Howard University under the mission of “culture for service, service for humanity.” Their purposes are to promote brotherhood and community service and to pursue academic excellence. Distinguished SIGMA’s: George Washington Carver, Jerry Rice, Dr. James Weldon Johnson and Scottie Pippin. www.pbs1914.org