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REQUESTING AN APPLICATION

Alpha Phi Alpha does NOT permit the Initial Membership Development Process (IMDP) at the chapter level and the Fraternity has a zero tolerance policy for hazing and/or pledging activities.Before a candidate can request an application, he will need the following items:1. A member who commits to be a Sponsor. A sponsor is a brother who guides a candidate through the Initial Membership Development Process (IMDP) from the Interested Candidate stage through his first full year of membership. He will also write a letter of support for a candidate (to be included in his completed application packet). The qualifications for a sponsor are as follows:

  • Must be in Good Standing with the General Organization and the Chapter via which the Candidate wishes to join.

  • Must be Risk Management Certified.

  • Must be IMDP Certified

  • Must be an active member of the Chapter through which the Candidate wishes to join for one (1) year AND has maintained two consecutive years of active membership with the Fraternity (College Chapter are Exempt).

  • Must NOT have not been disciplined for violation of the IMDP within a 10 year window of their sponsorship. Brothers who have been reinstated after expulsion are ineligible to sponsor candidates.

  • Must complete the Sponsor Commitment Form (Attachment E) and have it notarized

  • Must complete the Sponsor section of the candidate’s official application

2. A member who commits to be a Recommender. A recommender is a brother that will write a letter of support for a candidate (to be included in his completed application packet). The qualifications for a recommender are as follows:

  • Must be in Good Standing with the General Organization and the Chapter via which the Candidate wishes to join.

  • Must be Risk Management Certified

  • Must be IMDP Certified

  • Must complete the Recommender section of the candidate’s official application

3. A Major Credit Card to process national initiation fees.



COMPLETING AN APPLICATION

The following items are required and MUST accompany your application upon being submitted:

 

  1. THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION

  2. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT (ALL CANDIDATES)

  3. PHOTO COPY OF DEGREE OR A TRANSCRIPT SHOWING THE DEGREE HAS BEEN CONFERRED (ALUMNI CANDIDATES)

  4. One (1) LETTER OF SPONSORSHIP and 1 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

  5. PROOF OF VOTER REGISTRATION (Proof of citizenship from country of origin, visa or permanent resident card for candidates not eligible to vote in the United States) - Voter application will NOT be accepted

  6. ESSAY

  7. CURRENT RESUME

  8. CURRENT PASSPORT PHOTO

  9. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  10. TWO (2) PHOTOCOPIES OF THE ENTIRE APPLICATION PACKET (ITEMS 1 THROUGH 8)

  11. CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT FOR THE BACKGROUND CHECK

  12. CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT OF NATIONAL INITIATION FEES

APPLICATION FEES
(subject to change)

The following are the application fees based on classification according to a candidate's official transcript. The fees include a $275.00 non-refundable application processing fee, $60.00 non-refundable background check, grand tax (membership fee), National Housing and Building Assessment, copy of Alpha Phi Alpha's Constitution & By-Laws, shingle (membership certificate), passcard (identification of membership), volume 1 and volume 2 of the official Alpha Phi Alpha history book, fraternity pin, and shipping and handling fees.

Alumni ****************************  $1,366.00

College Freshman *******************  $1,276.00

College Sophomores ***************** $1,201.00

College Juniors ********************** $1,126.00

College Seniors ********************** $1,051.00

NOTE:  All fees must be paid with a major credit/debit card via AlphaNet.


 

ADDITIONAL FEES

The following fees are collected as a candidate progresses through the IMDP process.  The Cluster Fee is non-refundable.  The Regional and Chapter Fees are subject to a refund if the candidate is rejected or removes himself during the IMDP process.

  • Cluster Fees: supports the administrative execution of the IMDP process that includes; costs of food, paper copies, Ceremonies and Ritual essentials: Collected during Friday of Week 1, not to exceed $100

  • Regional Fees: if applicable, supports a candidate's participation within the region of his intended chapter of membership, such as, registration to attend a regional convention.

  • Chapter Fees: is candidate's membership dues of his intended chapter of membership.  The chapter fees (chapter dues) may not exceed two years.Collected during the Friday of Week 3.

The Regional and Chapter Fees are collected during the Friday of Week 3.  The candidate is to work closely with his sponsor to obtain the expected amounts PRIOR to beginning the process.

If you need assistance please contact the Membership Support Service Center at membersupport@apa1906.net  or 800.373.3089
 

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE OR IT WILL BE SUBJECT TO REJECTION