FEATURED SERIES: The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Delta Lambda
Chartered in 2012
On today’s installment of “The Male Perspective,” Sigma Delta Lambda is represented by its current president, Bro. Blair Ellison.
Located in Southfield, a northern suburb of Detroit sits the 930th chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Although one of the younger chapters, the Southfield Alphas have already had a great impact in the local community. Just a few of the organizations that they have partnered with over the years have been: Spaulding For Children, Oakland County Foster Closet, Meals on Wheels, the Coalition of Temporary Shelter, and the Angel Tree Project. Through the Jewel Continuum Foundation, educational scholarships are given out to local students and their “Alpha Esquires” program provides mentoring to young boys in the Michigan area.
For more information on Sigma Delta Lambda:
“Alpha Phi Alpha™, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country.
The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.” (apa1906.net)