GOODWILL is the monarch of this house

Where men, unacquainted, enter, shake hands,

exchange greetings, and depart friends.

Cordiality exists among all who abide within.


I am the eminent expression of friendship.

Character and temperament change under my dominant power.

Lives once touched by me become tuned,

and are thereafter, amiable, kindly, fraternal.


I inspire the musician to play noble sentiments,

and assist the chemist to convert ungenerous personalities

into individuals of great worth.

I destroy all ignoble impulses.

I constantly invoke principles which make for common brotherhood,

and the echo resounds in all communities,

and princely men are thereby recognized.


Education, health, music, encouragement, sympathy, laughter:

All these are species of interest given on self-invested capital.

Tired moments find me a delightful treat,

Hours of sorrow a shrine of understanding,


At all times I am faithful to the creed of companionship.

To a few I am the Castle of Dreams,

Ambitious, successful, hopeful dreams.

To many, I am the Poetic Palace

where human feeling is rhymed to celestial motives.

To the great majority,

I am the Treasury of Good Fellowship.

In fact, I am the College of Friendship;

The University of Brotherly Love;

The School for the Better Making of Men.



by: Brother Sidney P. Brown 


Current Events

[09/27/2016]: Brotherhood Breakfast 2016 - Young lives matter

Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, please set time aside and plan to attend our 2016 Brotherhood Breakfast event to take place on Oct 29th at the Springfield Country Club.

We will be featuring General President Elect Bro Dr. Everett B. Ward and the 2016 Belford V. Lawson Oratorical winner Bro. Benjamin Baker. For additional logistical details (tickets / pricing  ) see the flyer by clicking the link below:




[06/18/2016]: Alpha Only - Juneteenth Celebration !!!

Greetings! If I have a valid mailing address for you, you should have received a Save The Date Card for our June chapter meeting.  A copy is attached if you did not receive one. The June meeting will be the capstone event for what has been a successful year at Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter. The final meeting of the the spring term will not be business as usual. Our chapter president has agreed to truncate business matters to an absolute minimum so that we have an opportunity to celebrate our Special Connection as Alpha Men. The Line Up for the morning includes breakfast, guest appearance, prize drawings, short talk about Juneteenth and a chapter history video.



[04/22/2016]: 60th Anniversary Banquet

Saturday May 7, 2016-60TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET


For the last sixty years, Zeta Omicron Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has been a light in the Philadelphia community.  From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter ....



[03/04/2016]: Bow Tie Luncheon

We are pleased to announce our Third Annual Bow-Tie Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on April 9, 2016 at Presidential Caterers, 2910 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton, Pa 19401 from 1-4pm. The luncheon is our fundraiser to benefit our Scholarship Fund. The theme this year is "Celebrating Academic Excellence In The Community".

** Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Promotes Leadership and Scholarship - Philadelphia Tribune article **


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