Alpha Phi Alpha recognizes two types of membership, College and Alumni. An aspirant (a man seeking membership into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) may apply for membership into a College Chapter as an undergraduate student in good standing at a fully accredited four year college or university. College Aspirants can only join the Fraternity at a College or University where an active chapter is present. Aspirants may also apply for membership into an Alumni Chapter as a graduate who has earned a degree from a fully accredited four year college of university. Alumni Aspirants are encouraged to join chapters that are within a 60 mile radius of their permanent place of residence.
All Membership Intake Processes, college and alumni, shall conform to the same rules and regulations set forth by the Standing Orders, the Constitution & By-laws and elsewhere. NO intake process may contain activities barred by the laws of the Fraternity, municipalities, states, academic institutions, and the federal government. Membership in Alpha Phi Alpha does not give a member the privilege to initiate new members, nor is a chapter granted the privilege outside of its charter jurisdiction.
Any male student of an accredited college may be presented as a candidate for membership in a college chapter provided that he:
Any male holder of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may be presented as a candidate for membership in an Alumni Chapter provided that he: