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"Alpha Pi Alpha was founded on September 29, 1952, when the entire membership of  the Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho resigned from that national fraternity. This resignation was prompted by what the Gamma chapter felt was racial and religious discrimination practices by the national organization.   Alpha Pi Alpha kept many of the fine ideals of Kappa Delta Rho, and added many of its own".  We of Alpha Pi Alpha are proud to say our fraternity stands for the highest of ideals, human rights, and of course brotherhood.

            "No factor in college can contribute so fully and so richly to a well rounded college life as the fraternity.  Classroom contacts, both with classmates and instructors, are brief and indirect; extracurricular contact is sporadic; but in the fraternal life of APA we found a kind of nourishment found nowhere else in college.  Here we  found Scholarship, Athletics, and most important of all, Friendship.  From books we acquired mental discipline; from sports, physical and mental coordination; and from the fraternity, based as it is on friendship; we acquired social discipline.  Alpha Pi Alpha embodied a combination of these three outlets, - three growing points – and it is the fraternity, the friendship, the sharing, materially and spiritually, along with books and athletics, that completes a balanced collegiate life". Alpha Pi Alpha was certainly part of a balanced collegiate life for more than 750 members from its founding in 1952 to its final year in 1978.        
                  - "Excerpts" from a 1956 APA Document



                          
                    
                             

 

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1915 - KDR Forms Gamma Chapter at the New York State College for Teachers

1952 - Report on 1952 National KDR Convention

1952 - John Zongrone's  Letter to KDR. Gamma Chapter Resigns.

1952 - Times Union
 Article

1952 - New York Times  Article

1952 - Knickerbocker 
 News Article


1953 - KDR Resolution to Expel the Gamma Chapter

1953 - KDR Response Letter

1953 - SUNY Board bans National Fraternities. 
 -NY Times


1953 - Madison Avenue House purchased

"The Beginning Years" Collage

1958 -  South Lake House purchased

1962 - School becomes State University of NY at Albany

1964Campus at 1400 Washington Avenue opens

1966 - Fraternities forced to move on Campus. APA moves into Clinton Hall

1968 - Joe O’Heaney dies

1976 - APA moves into Hamilton Hall

1978 - APA folds

1980’s - 90’s  National Fraternities return to University


2001 - LeBrun Article

2001 - Chronology of the formation of APA is compiled by Lee Upcraft

2002 - UAlbany Magazine Article:   "A Story of Courage"

2002 - NYS Legislative Resolution Honoring Alpha Pi Alpha 

2002 - NY Daily News Article: "He took stand when Lott sat"

 

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"Brothers Now and Always"
by Lee Upcraft
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"Chronology of Events Leading to the Formation of Alpha Pi Alpha"
by Lee Upcraf
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In
Memoriam


Robert E. Tillman
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Dave Burroughs

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"A Story
of
Courage"

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UAlbany Mag 
2002

 
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"...We are
brothers now 
and always
 through our 
lives and
destinies...
(fraternity 
hymn
-1952)"

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1969 NCAA Basketball Tournament Program

Newspaper Article: 1969 NCAA BBall Tournament

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