House of Alpha
The man who thinks he can
Phirst Pham Poem
Single man's bedtime prayer
Loving Your Alpha Man
The Breaking point
You're Going to make me love you
I never knew
A fool of me
"HOUSE OF ALPHA"
IS THE MONARCH OF THIS HOUSE, MEN
UNACQUAINTED, ENTER, SHAKE HANDS, EXCHANGE
GREETINGS AND DEPART FRIENDS. CORDIALITY EXIST
AMONG ALL WHO ABIDE WITHIN. I AM THE EMINENT
EXPRESSION OF FRIENDSHIP. CHARACTER AND
TEMPERAMENT CHANGE UNDER MY DOMINANT
LIVES ONCE TOUCHED
BY ME BECOME TUNED AND ARE
AMIABLE, KINDLY, FRATERNAL.
INSPIRE THE MUSICIAN TO PLAY NOBLE SENTIMENTS AND
ASSIST THE CHEMIST TO CONVERT UNGENEROUS
PERSONALITIES INTO INDIVIDUALS OF GREAT WORTH. I
DESTROY IGNOBLE IMPULSES. I CONSTANTLY INVOKE
PRINCIPLES WHICH MAKE FOR COMMON BROTHERHOOD
AND THE ECHO RESOUNDS IN ALL COMMUNITIES
PRINCELY MEN ARE
THEREBY RECOGNIZED. EDUCATION,
HEALTH, MUSIC, ENCOURAGEMENT, SYMPATHY, LAUGHTER,
ALL THESE ARE SPECIES OF INTEREST GIVEN OF SELF
MOMENTS FIND ME A DELIGHTFUL TREAT, HOURS OF
SORROW, A SHRINE OF UNDERSTANDING, AT ALL TIMES I AM
FAITHFUL TO THE CREED OF COMPANIONSHIP, TO A FEW, I
AM THE CASTLE OF DREAMS, AMBITIOUS, SUCCESSFUL,
HOPEFUL DREAMS. TO MANY, I AM THE POETIC
WHERE HUMAN FEELING
IS RHYMED TO CELESTIAL
TO THE GREAT MAJORITY, I AM THE TREASURY OF
FACT, I AM THE COLLEGE OF FRIENDSHIP; THE
UNIVERSITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE; THE SCHOOL FOR THE
BETTER MAKING OF MEN.
AM ALPHA PHI ALPHA!!!
W i l l i a m E r n e s t H e n l y
of the night that covers me,
as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my conquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the blungeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond the place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishment the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul
y R u d y a r d K i p l i n g
you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
And make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in
Or being hated,
don't give way to hating,
yet don't look too good nor talk too wise,
If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think-- and not make thoughts your aim
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just
If you can
bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build them up with worn out tools;
If your can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your
If you can force
your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
An so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
Or walk with kings nor lose the common
If neither foes
nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worth of distance run;
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And which is more you'll be a Man, my Son!!!
"T H E M A N W H O T H I N K S HE C A N"
you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are:
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
When you want to smile but have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must,
But don't you quit.
is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
when you might have won had you stuck it out,
give up though the pace seems slow,
may succeed with another blow,
is failure turned inside out,
silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seems worst that you must not quit
1906, 7 young men from Cornell.
a vision that could never fail
vision was made a reality
for all others, an opportunity
first black Greek organization was created
A brotherhood never to be duplicated
A selective union, allowing only a certain type of man
An ALPHA man strong , intelligent and proud
That type of man who stands out in a crowd
Emphasizing service and unity
A model which others would soon see
They were the founding fathers who led the way
And then from ALPHA came AKA
Created by 20 precious pearls
1908 was the year of the pretty girls
The first black Greek sorority
Holding true values of unity,
Scholarship, and service to all mankind
The model woman for all womankind
With this the first family is now complete
Accept the truth and bow before our feet
Don't deny your history, for it is the
You should never deny
me, you must respect your roots
am your mother
I am your father
Theta Gamma Chapter
YOUR ALPHA MAN
KAPPA IMITATES THE MOVIES,
TRYING TO BE A "MAC",
POSSES THE INNER STRENGTH,
LOVE A WOMAN BACK.
SIGMA LOOKS AT YOUR BODY,
AN ALPHA MAN CAN SEE YOUR SOUL,
KNOWS YOU HAVE MUCH MORE TO OFFER,
WITH YOU, HE CAN GROW.
QUE WILL ASK TO SPEND THE NIGHT,
AN ALPHA MAN WANTS TO SHARE YOUR LIFE,
A QUE HUNTS FOR A "PIECE",
AS AN ALPHA MAN YEARNS FOR A WIFE.
IOTA WILL LEAVE YOU INSECURE,
YOU WONDER WHERE HE IS,
AN ALPHA MAN YOU'RE ALWAYS REASSURED,
BECAUSE AN ALPHA MAN TAKES CARE OF HIS.
CAN GIVE YOU MOMENTS,
AN ALPHA MAN BRINGS MEMORIES,
VALUES THINGS LIKE TRUST, AND HONOR
IN YOU, HE WILL BELIEVE