Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the OLA Chapter web site! We are the exemplary alumni chapter in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides value to our members; maintains an established commitment to promoting a strong brotherhood; and uplifts the community through education, civic and social engagement.

What type of alumni chapter is OLA?

In 1952, OLA was chartered as the first intermediate chapter established for brothers attending professional schools at Howard University. In 1975, the Fraternity eliminated the intermediate designation once given to chapters making OLA an alumni chapter since that time.

How can I contact OLA?

OLA can be reached via email at info@ola1906.org or by mail at:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter
P.O. Box 77422
Washington, D.C. 20013

Does OLA welcome speakers to visit meetings?

Yes, occasionally OLA invites speakers to make presentations during the general chapter meetings. All dates and topics must be approved by the chapter executive board. Please send all inquires to Bro. Rahim Jackson, chapter president.

Do you offer any mentoring programs for young boys?

Yes, OLA offers the following development programs to teenage boys living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area:
  • Project Alpha
  • Boys 2 Men Conference
  • Distinguished Gentlemen's Club (DGC)
  • The Eastern Region Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

    For more information on each program, visit our events page.

    Do you partner with other organizations?

    Yes, OLA works with other Alpha Phi Alpha chapters and local organizations to make a greater impact in our community. The OLA chapter contacts are:
  • Bro. Kenrick Kennedy, social chair - parties, happy hours, social events
  • Bro. Mike Taylor, education activities chair - leadership and mentoring activities
  • Bro. Gianni Clarkson, community outreach chair - community service activities/events

    I am a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, how do I join the OLA chapter?

    Any alumni brother of Alpha Phi Alpha can become a member of a local alumni chapter. For more information, please contact Bro. Stan Ray, membership & reclamation chair.

    I am not a member of alpha phi alpha, how do I join the OLA chapter?

    Men interested in joining Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. through OLA should contact Bro. Stan Ray, membership & reclamation chair and visit the fraternity's web site for more information on becoming a member.

    What if I have already paid my annual grand tax to the General Office?

    In order to be considered fully financial, you must pay grand tax and chapter membership dues. You can pay chapter dues online using PayPal on our web site or by mailing in a check or money order payable to Omicron Lambda Alpha. Be sure to include your membership number. Then mail the payment to:

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter
    P.O. Box 77422
    Washington, D.C. 20013

    Can I pay membership dues online?

    Yes, online payments are accepted using PayPal on our dues. Be sure to select the appropriate payment amount and include your membership number.

    Can I pay membership dues via mail?

    Yes, be sure to make the check or money order payable to Omicron Lambda Alpha and include your membership number. Then mail the payment to:

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter
    P.O. Box 77422
    Washington, D.C. 20013

    Do you have a calendar of events?

    Yes, OLA's chapter calendar lists general chapter meetings, retreats, events, and community service projects.

    Can I follow OLA online on any social media web sites?

    Yes, OLA is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The chapter sends out news feeds on Twitter to notify our supporters of upcoming events or changes affecting event dates, times and/or locations. On Facebook, the chapter does the same with the addition of uploading event photos, polling supporters and offering group discussions. Instagram users can follow us to view images of events

    Do you have any more questions?

    For more information contact Bro. Rahim Jackson, chapter president.