Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity
Founded Nationally: November 5, 1914 at Syracuse University
Established at STJ: 1959
Chapter: Beta Pi
Colors: Purple & White
National Site: http://www.apd.org
Alpha Phi Delta, Beta Pi chapter, was founded at St. John's University in 1959 and is one of the fastest growing national fraternities in the country. The brothers of APD believe that academics, and a significant social environment, are essential to college life. For over forty years, our primary purpose at SJU has been to achieve academic success and support our community through volunteer work for charities.
The foundation of our fraternity is based on loyalty, integrity, excellence, and tradition that are the catalysts to our tight-knit brotherhood. Nationally, seven Italian men founded our fraternity on November 5, 1914 at Syracuse University. This is where our Italian-American heritage began, and through our nondiscriminatory beliefs, we believe that this is where our long-standing tradition will continue.
Today, we have almost one hundred active chapters nationwide, located mainly throughout the northeastern region. Due to our local parties, alumni picnics, meetings, and semi-annual national meetings, we remain fraternally close to all brothers of APD. Upon graduation, this is not the end. Many of our alumni, who hold prestigious positions throughout America, are still closely involved with APD in all aspects of its leadership and functions.