First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All
In 1947 in Berkeley, California, 17 visionary men of various backgrounds and professions saw a need to bring their beloved Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area. With the support of the national organization, on April 12th of that year, the Gamma Phi Lambda chapter was chartered.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
— Alpha Phi Alpha Mission Statement