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"Know All Men by these presents:
That the general organization of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
pursuant to and by virtue of its authority
does hereby order, grant, ordain, and establish
a Chapter of the said general organization of the
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., said Chapter known as
Gamma Gamma Lambda, located in Greenville,
South Carolina on August 24, 1941."

Chapter History

Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 with the following brothers:

  • Bro. Robert W. Anderson, II
  • Bro. Jiles R. Edwards
  • Bro. Douglass W. Greene
  • Bro. L. W. Long
  • Bro. Roscoe Singleton
  • Bro. Henry Sherman Smiley
  • Bro. Clairmont Allen Williams, Jr.

The Chapter was chartered as the third Alumni chapter in South Carolina under the Fraternal administration of Brother Ray W. Logan, 16th General President and Brother Jos. H. B. Evans, General Secretary. For more than seventy-five years, and under the Umbrella of the National Organization, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter has set as its objective to carry out the mandates of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind".

From the ranks of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter has come several leaders in Alpha at the Area, Cluster, District, and Regional levels. including the first South Carolina State Director of Alpha Phi Alpha, the Late Brother Luke H. Chatman.

The chapter, through the Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, has sponsored or co-sponsored several programs for the good of the community including the following events:

Gamma Gamma Lambda chapter is a proud member of the local National Pan Hellenic Council, Greenville Urban League, and we make regular contributions to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, NAACP, Urban League, Maudlin Chamber of Commerce, Phillis Wheatley Community Center of Greenville, Multicultural Center of Greenville, United Negro College Fund, and March of Dimes.

In Fraternal activity, the Chapter has hosted several Area Membership Intake Clusters, District (State) Conferences including hosting the 2014 SC District Conference, and even the 1996 Southern Regional Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha. The Chapter's several social activities to include our annual Christmas and Valentine Parties and Chapter Retreats.


Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, 1943
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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
w/ General President Belford B. Lawson, 1945

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, 1978
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The Chapter has for more than twenty-five years coordinated and given the Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship which last year gave three $3,000.00 scholarship ($750 for four years), and has given more than $70,000 in scholarships to worthy local high school students.

Our slogan is still, "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."