Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first African American, inter-collegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its founders are known as the “Seven Jewels”. It employs an icon from Ancient Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza, as its symbol. Its aims are “manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind,” and its motto is First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All. Its archives are preserved at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. This classic pattern made famous by Sir Winston Churchill will never go out of style. Seen in in the black and old gold reminding us all to move Onward and Upward.