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Chapter History

Beta Delta Lambda was chartered on December 27, 1937 by eight brothers: Brother Abram Simpson, Brother Dr. James Colston, Brother Harold McCoo, Brother Dr. J. Seth Hills, Brother H. E. Bartley, Brother Charles Greene. Brother Ernest Dyett and Brother Preston Peterson.

We were the third graduate chapter in the State of Florida, following Jacksonville and Miami.  Early achievements included awarding scholarships, initiating two new members, reclaiming four brothers, and aiding in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

We are a chapter rich with History. Some of the many great servants to come through and serve in this chapter have been Oswald P. Bronson, William Steele, Albert Abrams, David Staples, Bill Seeney, and we cannot forget about the living legend Dr. Jimmy Huger Sr.


While honoring our past, we remember the importance of preserving the future. We believe in the reclamation of Brothers in our tri-county area. Furthermore, while focusing on reclaiming our lost Brothers, we are a chapter in good standing that actively participates in Intake to continue to make great men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Go To High School, Go To College

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. prides itself on service. With that as our focus, we concentrate on some of our national programs and initiatives such as Go To High School, Go To College, Brother's Keeper, Voteless People Is a Hopeless People, Project Alpha, and March of Dimes to name a few.


Through our Go To High School Go To College Campaign, we were able to bring hundreds of young men to the campus of Bethune-Cookman University to get the full college experience.






The young men sat through a forum by the chapter leaders discussing the importance of education and the process of how to apply to college.

This was also an amazing question and answer session where the young men really opened up and shared some of their concerns as far as the transition from high school to college goes.





After the forum, the young men took a tour of the campus, and took a trip to the Football Stadium for little bit of Division 1 football action. They were able to meet administrators, cheerleaders, and many other notable figures.


They even met the head football coach who took them on a tour of the locker room and field. They were able to mingle with Division 1 football players on a gameday! Thats HUGE!

Brother's Keeper 

Brother’s Keeper is a service program developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brothers, their spouses, and widows who are retired, are elders, have disabilities and are ailing. Upon identification of need, the Brother’s Keeper Program also provides assistance to mature and ailing members of its communities. Limitations caused by advanced age place demands on family members, caregivers, and the larger community to ensure that elders remain independently functional.

Brothers Chester Wilson, Terence Culver, Anthony Johnson, and Nate Curry assist a brother in need.

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