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Delta Iota Lambda Educational Foundation

On December 4, 1906, seven undergraduate students at Cornell University, “The Seven Jewels,” organized Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate fraternity among African American men. With the Great Sphinx of Giza as its symbol, and the motto “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All,” Alpha Phi Alpha dedicated itself to defend the rights and to promote the responsibilitie...s of African Americans. The founders of Alpha Phi Alpha sought to combine social purpose with social action, to be more than a social organization. Throughout its history, Alpha Phi Alpha has promoted knowledge and achievement.

Between the history book and the chapter’s charter, the Delta Iota Lambda is slated with 2 years of being founded: 1943 & 1948. The official charter date as listed on the chapter’s charter is June 1, 1948. The first meeting place of Delta Iota Lambda was at the USO in Columbus, GA.

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