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:

  • Has been minimally conferred a 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (includes accredited online university)​
  • Is of good character
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified
  • Is sponsored by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership

Eligibility for College Chapter Membership



Any male student of an accredited college may be presented as a candidate for membership in a college chapter provided that he:

  • Attends an institution where an active chapter is located (Membership is not available for individuals attending an online university that does not have a chapter seat. Membership is only available for individuals attending the school where the chapter seat is located.)
  • Has successfully completed one semester or two quarters of a regular year’s program
  • Is a full-time student taking courses leading to his first academic degree
  • Is in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 grade point scale or equivalent except where the minimum grade required by the college for graduation is greater; then the minimum grade for graduation must be used for eligibility
  • Is of good character
  • Is registered to vote, if eligible and qualified
  • Is sponsored by a member in good standing from the chapter in which the candidate is seeking membership

For more information about membership, contact Eta Zeta Lambda's

Director of Membership Intake, Ernso Augustin: etazetalambda@gmail.com.

Eligibility for Alumni Chapter Membership

Becoming a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity requires an investment of your personal time and talents. We are looking for candidates who are interested in serving the communities in which they live, who take academic excellence seriously, and are of high moral character. We value those who believe that their membership in Alpha Phi Alpha is the presentation of their personal commitment to time-honored values such as KNOWLEDGE, ACHIEVEMENT, SERVICE, INTEGRITY, QUALITY, HONOR, EXCELLENCE, and COMMUNITY.​