Alpha Phi Delta
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|Alpha Phi Delta|
|Founded||November 5, 1914
|Scope||National, Italian-American Heritage|
|Colors||Royal Purple and White|
|Flower||Garofano (white carnation)|
|Headquarters||251 N DuPont Hwy #139
Dover, Delaware, USA
Alpha Phi Delta (ΑΦΔ), commonly referred to as APD, is a Greek social fraternity that evolved from an exclusive Italian society (Il Circolo Italiano) at Syracuse University in 1914. There were seven founding members who strove to create a brotherhood that would last long after their college days. Soon after founding, Alpha Phi Delta spread from Syracuse and became a National Fraternity. Alpha Phi Delta is traditionally an Italian-American heritage Fraternity; however, since September 2, 1965 it has welcomed young men of all racial backgrounds.
The fraternity has more than 20,000 lifelong members.
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