Each year our chapter hosts programs throughout the Greater Rochester Area in order to service our fellow students and community. We host forums/discussions, social events, community service initiatives, and several other programs.

Check out some of our annual programs and initiatives!

Welcome Back Bonanza

Annual welcome back program held at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This event serves to bring the campus community together to experience performances, food, and lots of fun. Freshmen and incoming students are exposed to the large variety of clubs, Greek organizations, and other campus resources through tabling, interactive activities, and live music, dances, and Greek stepping/strolling.

Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant & Ball

Our annual scholarship pageant wherein college women of the local Rochester universities compete for an opportunity to win a scholarship and the prestige to be crowned Miss Black & Gold of the Mu Sigma chapter. Contestants are judged the criteria of poise, service to the community, leadership, confidence, and grace. The winner receives a scholarship and also advances to the district level of the pageant.

Political Action Month

Hosted in collaboration with the University of Rochester Black Students Union, Political Action Month is a series of programs throughout the month of November. These programs are a variety of politically themed-events catered to educating our peers and developing the political-savvy of our community. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. began our Voteless People Is A Hopeless People in the early 1920s as an initiative to increase the community's influence on our country.

Alpha Week

A week long of programs highlighting the ideals of Alpha. Beginning the week with a service event in the city or Rochester, events range from discussions, business panels, documentary viewings, public forums, women appreciation events, and many more.