Fort Valley, GA — During this year’s Homecoming at Fort Valley State University (FVSU), scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Men of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., College and Alumni Brothers, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary as a Chapter on campus. The Gamma Zeta Chapter was chartered on November 11, 1946.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded on December 4,1906 on the campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. As such, it is the oldest Black Fraternity in America founded by college students. Alpha Phi Alpha’s aims are: “Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind.” To that end, an Alpha Phi Alpha – Gamma Zeta Legacy Fund was established over a year ago to help raise funds to contribute to the FVSU Foundation. A Steering Committee was formed to solicit donations from all Gamma Zeta Brothers, current and former, as well as fellow Alpha Brothers and friends of the Fraternity.

The Steering Committee plans to make a $100,000 “Big Check” donation to the FVSU Foundation at some point during the Homecoming Game on Saturday. There will also be an abbreviated program held in the Tailgating Lot after the game, under the Alpha tents, with recorded speeches and a scrolling presentation from FVSU Alphas from several decades.

The FVSU Wildcats will host

the Clark-Atlanta University Panthers.

Photo courtesy: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Zeta Chapter
Photo courtesy: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Zeta Chapter