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Old 01-14-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm trying to find out more about the Alphas. I am considering pledging grad, but don't know where to start. Any info would be helpful.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Have you been to their national site? Have you contacted any officers of the chapter you want to pledge?
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I'm trying to find out more about the Alphas. I am considering pledging grad, but don't know where to start. Any info would be helpful.
You start by going to their house and meeting the brothers.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:28 AM
 
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Didn't they have fall rush? Or do fraternities have a process where you can be admitted as a pledge at other times of the year?
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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You will not find out much information on a site like this. Trust me. Find a grad chapter, look into attending some of their events, and build relationships with the brothers.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Greek system is largely an exercise in conformity for the sake of social acceptance and youthful hedonism. Not much more to it than that. They make it sounds like it's some serious endeavor...sure, if you call getting drunk and trying to catch some ass on the weekend a serious endeavor. I've been there and watched it up close, and in spite of what they say, that's about all that goes on with it.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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Greek system is largely an exercise in conformity for the sake of social acceptance and youthful hedonism. Not much more to it than that. They make it sounds like it's some serious endeavor...sure, if you call getting drunk and trying to catch some ass on the weekend a serious endeavor. I've been there and watched it up close, and in spite of what they say, that's about all that goes on with it.
You are so incredibly wrong if you think that's all that happens....

A lot of orgs do A LOT of behind the scenes stuff that is really awesome. I don't think they party any more than the average college student only difference is that because they're well known you notice. I know a few alphas who are the most humble men I've met and some even go onto ivy league. One is currently doing his grad degree at Yale.



Anyway, OP start on their national website and see how the grad chapter works. Is it a regional? School specific? Etc. Then follow their pages, IG, Facebook etc and keep up with when they have their events. Make an effort to meet them and go to events. That's key
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:10 PM
 
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Greek system is largely an exercise in conformity for the sake of social acceptance and youthful hedonism. Not much more to it than that. They make it sounds like it's some serious endeavor...sure, if you call getting drunk and trying to catch some ass on the weekend a serious endeavor. I've been there and watched it up close, and in spite of what they say, that's about all that goes on with it.
Alpha Phi Alpha is a predominately black fraternity. Those are different. Many members are active for their entire lives and high achievement past college is expected. It's a very powerful network well into adulthood. The Divine 9 is no joke in that regard. All the black frats party in college but are on the serious grind when college is over.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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Greek system is largely an exercise in conformity for the sake of social acceptance and youthful hedonism. Not much more to it than that. They make it sounds like it's some serious endeavor...sure, if you call getting drunk and trying to catch some ass on the weekend a serious endeavor. I've been there and watched it up close, and in spite of what they say, that's about all that goes on with it.
Not to make excuses, but for a certain subset of the student population getting drunk and trying to hook up is known as an typical weekend, whether they're in the Greek system or not.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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FWIW- black fraternities sororities are a whole different breed from white ones. Even my older sister who still attends Theta conventions and is active in an alumni chapter at 40 pales in comparison to how most of the black fraternities/sororities treat the organizations. They are very service oriented when you look at the adult members and are very serious about maintaining standards of professionalism & behavior. Look for a lot of networking, a lot of outreach and an actual time commitment beyond your dues check. You'll also discover they are fiercely loyal.


FWIW- I've always found Alphas a little more laid back than Q-dogs but more active than the other black fraternities. Those were the largest two at my school and in my area now.
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