The Chapter was chartered under the Fraternal administration of Bro. Ray W. Logan, General President, and Bro. Jos. H.B. Evans, General Secretary. For eighty 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, have 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.
Gamma Lambda Chapter is a proud member of the local National Pan Hellenic Council and 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 2019 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 & Valentine Parties and Chapter Retreats.
Dr. Carlos Grant
Organization Facts & Important Links
Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter (ΓΓΛ, or GGL) was chartered on August 24, 1941, by the following brothers:
Bro. Roscoe Singleton
Bro. Henry Sherman Smiley
Bro. Clairmont Allen Williams, Jr.
Bro. Robert W. Anderson, II
Bro. Jiles R. Edwards
Bro. Douglass W. Greene
Bro. L. W. Long
Gamma Gamma Chapter at the 2019 Martin Luther King Scholarship Gala
Nationally, Alpha Phi Alpha has four national programs that all chapters must sponsor some program resources:
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
Luke H. Chatman Scholarship is annually awarded to high school seniors in Greenville County. The Submission Deadline is usually April 1. It is awarded on the recipient's 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 website. Acceptance and subsequent enrollment in a certified college or university is required. $3,000 is awarded to the recipient ($750, per year). The award is open to all but African-American males are preferred.
See our foundation website (Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation) for more details.
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