Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded 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 Mu Eta Chapter was founded at Arizona State University on April 26, 1976, becoming the 448th chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mu Eta was founded by Brother Gerald Richard II. Since its founding Mu Eta chapter continues to uphold the aims of the Fraternity: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the advancement of all people. Our motto of "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All" is a true pillar that can be applied in all aspects of life and extends far beyond the horizons of Alpha. In essence, the true aim of Alpha is the improvement of one self. Once self improvement is achieved, only then is an able bodied person able to travel amongst the globe and help others.