Serving Greater NW Indiana Since 1947

Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. National Programs

First of All.
Servants of All.

Manly Deeds. Scholarship. Love for all mankind.

Warm Clothes Drive

For years Gamma Rho Lambda has lead the initiative in providing hats, scarves, and gloves to children living in the Northwest Indiana region where there particularly harsh winter weather. Ensuring that children have warm clothes so they can go to school properly dressed keeps them healthy and is essential to their well-being.


Gamma Rho Lambda participates in the Adopt A Highway Program. Every quarter, brothers volunteer in a neighborhood clean-up on Broadway Avenue near I-80 and I-90. This program encourages chapters to participate in neighborhood clean ups and recycling, in addition to education about reducing pollution and paper wastes. We hope this will send the message that the cleanup of our neighborhood starts here, and we hope to inspire more with our actions.

Real Men Read

Through our mission of providing service to our community and valuing academic excellence. The men of Gamma Rho Lambda volunteer to read to students and promote positive male role models. We seek to impact children’s lives one book at a time.

Soup Kitchen

Every first Saturday of the month. The men of Gamma Rho Lambda assist the Delta Sigma Theta Gary Alumnae Chapter in providing free meals to hungry men, women and children in the Greater Northwest Indiana area. We provide a safe, clean, uplifting environment for guests in need of food and fellowship. Assistance is provided to anyone who walks through our doors without question.

Annual March For Babies Walk

The Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has partnered with the March of Dimes annual walk in Northwest Indiana. Join us as we walk the streets in support of the lifesaving work of the March of Dimes!

Alpha Sweetheart Banquet

The Brothers of the Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter host an annual Sweetheart Dinner/Dance on or around the 14th day of February each year. The event is an affair devoted to celebrating our significant others and the contributions that they have made to elevating the lives of Alpha Men everywhere.

A Message From Our Chapter President

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 182nd House of Alpha – The Gary/Steel City Alphas website. We proudly represent the preeminent, and galvanizing Gamma Rho Lambda Chapter of the Indiana District of this great Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, where we are now celebrating our 71st Anniversary. The strong commitment to service, excellence in everything we do, and achieving our national goals are tantamount to our success. Here you will find a host of information about our Chapter and Fraternity. Please take time to view this site for everything from our chapter history, to our community service programs. Also view our calendar of events. Please use this page as well as our social media outreach to keep up with our social endeavors.
For the members and visiting brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., please use this site as a resource for information about various offerings and activities of the Chapter.
The Gary Alphas are actively seeking input and suggestions from concerned partners to work with us to better serve our community in a stronger and more effective way. If you are interested, please click on the Contact Us and send us your information, recommendations or suggestions. ’06! Always trust an Alpha! A-Phi!

Bro. James T. Hedrick, III
ΓΡΛ Chapter President

Gary Alphas
P.O. Box 641234
Gary, IN 46401, USA