Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Post Office Box 5244 
Greenville, SC  29606

 Chapter Information

Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter (ΓΓΛ, or GGL) was chartered on August 24, 1941, by 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 under the Fraternal administration of Bro. Ray W. Logan, General President, and Bro. Jos. H.B. Evans, General Secretary. For more than seventy-nine years, and under the umbrella of the National Organization, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter set as her 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, and Dr. Rudolph G. Gordon, Former Superintendent of Greenville County School District. 


Signature Events

Nationally, Alpha Phi Alpha has four national programs that all chapters must sponsor some program resources:

  • Project Alpha
  • Go to High School, Go to College
  • Voteless People is Hopeless People
  • Brothers' Keeper Project

GGL also contributes to March for Babies locally, through a national partnership with March of Dimes.

Through the Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is a major contributor to several programs for the good of the community including the following:

  • Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration  (formerly Gala)
    • which includes the MLK Community Citizenship Award
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program and
    Rudolph G. Gordon College Fair
  • Robert W. Anderson, II Golf Charity Outing
  • Upstate Project Alpha Program
  • Leadership Development Education & Citizen Institute (LDCEI)
  • Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition

Scholarship Information

Luke H. Chatman Scholarship is annually awarded to high school seniors in Greenville County. Submission Deadline is usually April 1. It is awarded on the recipients senior/awards day. 

Application packets are released by November 1 and distributed to Greenville County High schools and the Chapter's and Alpha Greenville Foundation's web site. Acceptance and subsequent enrollment in a certified college or university is required. $3,000 is awarded to the recipient. The award is open to all but African-American males are preferred. 

See our foundation website for more details.

 Key Contacts

Furman Jackson
Chapter President
(864) 441-9067

Patrick Johnson
Council Representative

Dr. Carlos Grant
Council Representative

Bobby Clark 
Council Webmaster
Officer Representative

 Important Links

National website

District Website

Chapter Website

 Organization Facts

Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Inc.

December 4,1906
Cornell University