Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity partners with Notre Dame business school

Published: October 11, 2021 / Author: Carol Elliott

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity for African American men, and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, announced a partnership today aimed at supporting the professional advancement and leadership of African American men through graduate business education.

Alpha Phi Alpha and Mendoza will collaboratively support members seeking to develop as leaders through a business education. As part of the partnership, Mendoza will offer a designated fellowship program; waive application fees to its graduate programs including the Notre Dame MBA; waive fees for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); as well as provide test preparation programming, early access to Mendoza Graduate Business Career Development coaching and alumni mentoring.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is excited to partner with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III. “Our Fraternity’s mission places strong emphasis on developing leaders, and thanks to partnerships like this one will provide our members educational opportunities that are key to furthering that development.”

The College also plans to hold a two-day Alpha Phi Alpha Inclusive Leadership Immersion in mid-October on the Notre Dame campus that will focus on career development and professional degree opportunities at Mendoza. Students will hear from a diverse panel of students, alumni and staff about the Notre Dame experience and participate in a “Demystifying the Business Case” session.

“The partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha allows us to directly support members of the fraternity interested in furthering their impact through a graduate business education while providing us with the opportunity to attract an increased number of talented, diverse candidates to our programs,” said Martijn Cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean of Mendoza College of Business. “We are honored to start this partnership with this venerable organization.”