Colors: Black and Old Gold
Motto: "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."
National Website: www.alphaphialpha.net
Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans.
Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others.
Newly founded in 2012, the Asian American Association has been responsible for providing a supportive community for students of Asian decent. Additionally, AAA has created a host of creative programs that are designed to share the history and heritage of the Asian culture. From community service to collaboration with other student organizations, AAA has made a tremendous impact on the Bradley community that they are extremely proud of. This group is open to all Bradley students.
ALAS assembles the growing community of Latino students under a common goal: to provide academic, cultural, and social activities for the benefit of the Bradley and Peoria community. The organization desires to share their cultural heritage as a means of establishing cross cultural communication between various cultures. By sponsoring programs, activities and speakers, the rich Latino heritage becomes an added ingredient to the diverse environment at Bradley University.
BSA is dedicated to promoting a healthy and enjoyable social and academic atmosphere for students at Bradley. The organization sponsors events that are cultural, educational, and entertaining. Ultimately, the organization strives to develop leadership skills in African American students through their participation in various campus activities, organizations, and civic projects. Exploring the culturally rich heritage of African Americans and sharing its wealth with the entire community, is the main goal.
BU U.N.I.T.E.D. is a new organization with the mission to inspire and empower underrepresented nursing students at Bradley University. Support for this unique community is created through academic support, guidance, collaboration, and exposure to opportunities and mentorship within the field of nursing.
Colors: Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple
Motto: Culture is Pride, Pride is Success
National website: sigmalambdagamma.com
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. is the largest and fastest growing Latina based sorority in the nation with multicultural membership. It was founded on April 9th, 1990 by five women at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Not only does Sigma Lambda Gamma serve to empower women, but it also strives to bring cultural awareness to Bradley’s campus and the community. Along with Cultural Awareness, their principles are Academics, Community Service, Morals and Ethics, and Social Interaction.
Common Ground provides a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, heterosexual or questioning people, as well as their relatives or friends may explore and discuss the issues facing their lives. Common Ground also offers speakers bureau services, brings speakers to campus, and provides confidential, anonymous, private meetings. All calls made to Common Ground are kept confidential.
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Motto: "Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom"
National Website: www.deltasigmatheta.org
At the inception of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 at Howard University, the 22 founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and community service. The youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for social welfare, academic excellence, cultural enrichment and de-emphasized the social side of sorority life. Their ideas of scholarship and service have withstood the test of time; and today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service sorority dedicated to a program of sharing membership skills and organizational services in the public interest.
The Indian Students Association is a non-profit organization for all the students from India. Our objectives are to promote service and leadership opportunities. We know how tough it is to travel to a totally new country, thousands of miles away from home and settle down into a student’s life here. Our aim is to help new students with the educational and social issues that they may face at Bradley and be the Indian link for them. Student-student and student-community interactions are also highly encouraged.
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement.
Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st Chapter on the University's campus.
The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined.
Fashioning achievement as it's purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.
Bradley University Muslim Student Association consists of a group of students both undergraduate and graduate, and community members. The group has two main focuses: to serve Muslims on campus and to promote awareness of issues related to Islam. Our MSA tries to provide a means by which Muslim students maintain and increase their faith in a college environment; it is also a tool by which non-Muslims on campus may learn about Islam and its beauty.
National website: www.naacp.org
The Bradley University Chapter of the NAACP assists in fulfilling the goals of the national organization in providing advocacy to people of color. The organization is active in areas of voter education and registration, community development, and the furtherance of equal employment and educational opportunities. Lectures, workshops, and various other programs are sponsored throughout the year. Membership is open to all Bradley students.
National Website: https://nphchq.com/millennium1/about/
NPHC is the umbrella organization for the nine historically African-American Greek organizations. It aims to 1.) Promote unity among member fraternities and sororities, 2.) Assist students and organizations in attaining their educational and cultural objectives and 3.) To set standards and implementation guidelines for affiliate organizations in the areas of intake, civic, and social activities.
National Website: http://www.nsbe.org
NSBE is a student-based organization dedicated to increasing African-American and other ethnic minority participation in the fields of engineering and engineering technology at all academic levels.
This is a social organization whose purpose is, first and foremost, to provide a link between Arab students at Bradley and to project a good image of Arab culture and tradition to other students. Lectures, social activities and athletic contests are offered. The OAS is your Arabic home away from home.
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Motto: "Greater Service, Greater Progress"
National Website: http://www.sgrho1922.org/
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.
The Tunnel of Oppression program which was presented to Bradley University in April of 2005, is a program designed to improve awareness of social injustices in society. This awareness is provided through a tour guided collection of skits designed and crafted by the students. This action oriented organization works to bring this, and other eye opening events, programs and services to the Bradley University and Peoria communities.
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
Motto: "A Community Conscious, Action Oriented Organization"
National Website: www.zphib1920.org
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was organized at Howard University on January 16, 1920, as a result of encouragement given by the five founders and by Charles Taylor and Langston Taylor (members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.). Thus, Zetas and Sigmas are the first and only official Greek letter sister and brother organizations. Our founding principles are: Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service, and Sisterly Love. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek letter sorority organized in Africa. More than 500 collegiate and graduate chapters are divided into nine regions in the United States, Africa (Sierra Leone, Nigeria), the Bahamas, Alaska (Anchorage), Germany (Darmstadt), and St. Croix.
CColors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Motto: "By Culture and By Merit"
National Website: aka1908.com
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.