I am Dr. Philip Parker, President of the Delta Rho Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. As we begin the 2023-2024 fraternal year, I am delighted to extend a warm fraternal greeting and grip as you enter the hallowed halls of the 205th House of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. As custodians of a rich history and a tradition of excellence, I stand proud to welcome you to our “Men of Distinction” brotherhood.
Within these walls, you will discover a sanctuary of brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, and service. Our house stands as a testament to the mission that has guided Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for over a century. We honor the legacy of our visionary founders, the “Jewels”, of our organization, who dared to dream and created an institution that would forever shape the lives of countless individuals.
As you venture forth on this noble journey, you will find a community of diverse minds, united in their pursuit of personal growth, academic achievement, and a commitment to uplifting our community of San Antonio. We foster an environment that encourages the exploration of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, and the development of leadership skills that will empower you to make a lasting impact in the world.
To the men seeking membership, the 205th House is not merely a physical structure; it represents a sanctuary where bonds are forged, lifelong friendships are cultivated, and dreams are nurtured. Here, you will find brothers who will uplift you in times of triumph and stand by your side during moments of adversity. Together, we strive to leave an indelible mark on society through our collective efforts, both within our fraternity and in the communities we serve.
As you embark on this transformative journey, I urge you to embrace the aims we hold dear: manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. Let your intellect shine brightly, your actions speak volumes, and your compassion touch the lives of those around you. Remember that within the 205th House, you are part of a lineage of leaders, trailblazers, and change-makers who have left an indelible mark on history.
Once again, I extend a heartfelt welcome to the 205th House of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. May your experiences here be filled with growth, friendship, and purpose. Together, we will lead with purpose and maintain our standard of:
“First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All”