Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Nu Beta Chapter, was chartered on Sunday, May 22nd, 1977 on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C. by fifteen intelligent Black men we refer to as Black Genesis. Black Genesis entered the realm of Alpha on a campus not much unlike our Jewels at Cornell University. All of these young men attended prestigious and predominantly White institutions, and realized the dire need for change to strengthen the community amongst their noticeably small minority groups. Since its inception, the Nu Beta Chapter has since spread to the campuses of The Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, and The George Washington University.
To this end, the Nu Beta Chapter has enthusiastically committed itself to “think Alpha Phi Alpha, talk Alpha Phi Alpha, promote Alpha Phi Alpha and labor for the broad principles of idealism for which Alpha Phi Alpha was created, so that humanity shall look on us as a body worthwhile.