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:
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:
3. A Major Credit Card to process national initiation fees.
The following items are required and MUST accompany your application upon being submitted:
(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, initiation fee, intake assessment, 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, Sphinx pin, fraternity pin, Alpha blazer, and shipping and handling fees.
NOTE: Your classification is based on how you are identified on your academic transcript provided by the institution. All fees must be paid with a major credit/debit card via AlphaNet. To learn how much it costs to be a member, please click here.
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.
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.
The scheduled dates for the Initial Membership Development Process (IMDP) are listed below. District Directors should submit their planned IMDP Cluster dates to the Regional Vice President by the indicated deadlines. Failure to submit Cluster dates by the deadline may result in non-approval of the planned IMDP. ALL DEADLINES must be strictly adhered to.
Any special intake consideration must be approved by the Regional Vice President and communicated to the Director of Membership Services. All applications must be sent to the Corporate Headquarters three (3) weeks prior to the first day of the Leadership Weekend. Any questions regarding these dates please email email@example.com. To learn how much it cost to be a member, please click here.
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