Alpha Phi Alpha First Black Fraternity Chartered at VWU
The Phi Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has received its charter. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first black Greek fraternity to be chartered at Virginia Wesleyan University. The charter became official during the 94th General Convention for Alpha Phi Alpha, which was held July 12-16, 2017. Charter members include Chapter President Anthony Bowden '19, Claude Clarke 19, Dante' Davis '18, RayQuan Smithers '19, Myles Stevens '20 though, DeLante' Victory '17 and Trey White '17. VWU currently has eight active Greek organizations. Alpha Phi Alpha joins fraternities Chi Beta Psi and Sigma Nu and sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta. Since 1963, fraternities and sororities have been a part of tradition and campus life at Virginia Wesleyan. Greeks are active on campus, serving in leadership roles and on athletic teams and giving back to the community through service and philanthropy.