Frat Helps ASU Students - Alpha Phi Alpha Launches 'Alpha CARE' Project on Campus!

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Members of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. drop off 'Alpha Care' parcels at ASU residence halls.

ASU's Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Launches 'Alpha CARE' Project on Campus!

- The brothers of its Beta Upsilon Chapter reach out to help on-campus students who need health products. 

By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Alabama State University have launched an initiative to help their fellow students fill some of their personal needs. 

"Our fraternity's brothers kept noticing that some students on campus didn't have all of the health and hygiene products that they would normally have in their residence hall rooms, and after we determined that it was related to the coronavirus pandemic, we decided as a fraternity to do something about it and help out our fellow Hornet Nation family members by creating what we call the 'ASU Alpha Care Initiative' so these students would not do without," said Joshua Wilkinson, president of ASU's Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Wilkinson said the fraternity members also found that some students were reluctant to go shopping and risk exposure to COVID-19. 


The ASU Alpha Care Initiative is a program designed to assist students living in campus residence halls who may have an urgent need for health, hygiene and sanitary products.

Wilkinson said that the brothers of ASU's Beta Upsilon Chapter visited the University's residence halls, mainly Facility 1, Facility 2, C. J. Dunn Towers, Bessie Estell, Bessie Benson and Bibb Graves to drop off bins of items and leave them at the director's office where students are able to pick-up what they need. 

"We left such things as toothpaste, oral hygiene products, feminine products, toilet paper, water bottles, soap, deodorant, and manicure grooming tools. Our fraternity will refill the bins as needed throughout the school year and residents who need any of the items can visit the front desk of their residence halls to obtain them," Wilkinson added. 

The director of ASU's Housing and Residence Life, Rakesha Hines, said that what the fraternity did was a “a great initiative” and that it added "much value to the quality of life for ASU's students."   

The Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. received its charter to be located on the campus of Alabama State University in 1936. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.