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Alpha Phi Alpha


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first Black intercollegiate fraternity. It was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. We are an international organization with roughly 300,000 brothers and on March 26, 2022, the Phi Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc was chartered on the campus of High Point University. We were the first chapter charted in North Carolina in nearly 10 years.

The Mission Statement of the Fraternity is to “develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.” “Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for All Mankind,” are the aims and “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All” is our motto. Through our activities and events, The Phi Pi chapter has already enacted the mission and aims of the fraternity and has collaborated with other organizations to promote unity within the HPU community. This includes partnering with the Black Student Union on a 3v3 basketball tournament, with the proceeds going to local chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America.

The Phi Pi chapter is actively looking for ways to partner with members of the community to learn about their needs so that we can build relationships and provide sustainable solutions over time. We will achieve this by volunteering our time and talent to community partners, as we see this is the best way to learn about and support them. On campus, we plan to continue collaborating with other campus organizations to develop relationships that will benefit the community and develop social relationships. 

As a proud charter member of this organization I hope to make a lasting impact on High Point University and the surrounding community. Having the privilege to serve on this campus means that I and the brothers of Phi Pi are held to a standard that puts us above everyone else, especially as a black Greek organization. We will uphold that standard as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and HPU expects us to serve our communities. Being a leader since my freshman year at HPU, I will take the skills I’ve accumulated and apply them to advance this chapter to the best of my ability. Starting a chapter takes a lot of work and isn’t easy, but having the skills and connections that I do, trust that the chapter is in good hands.

I and the other members of the Phi Pi chapter look forward to solidifying our foundation on campus and engaging with the HPU community with the hope of unification.


Grant Hines

Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Pi Chapter President


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