"ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC: DEVELOPS LEADERS, PROMOTES BROTHERHOOD AND
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, WHILE PROVIDING SERVICE AND ADVOCACY FOR OUR
The objectives of this fraternity shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefullness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to acheive higher social, economic and intellectual status.
Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind.
First of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
Under the fell cluth of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charges with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley