"At Mansfield University, we develop leaders. We accomplish this by focusing on the four core values that have been our tradition since 1912: Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service."
Alpha Kappa Lambda (AKL) national fraternity was founded on April 22, 1914 at University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Gamma Nu Chapter at Mansfield University was installed in 2010, and is the newest addition to the Mansfield University Greek Community. On April 23, 2010 Alpha Kappa Lambda Pennsylvania Zeta Colony became Gamma Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity. On the national level, AKL supports These Hands Don’t Hurt, Cystic Fibrosis, and Adopt-A-School.
I believe in the Five Ideals of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and subscribe to an emphasis on Judeo-Christian Principles, Leadership, Scholarship, Loyalty, and Self-Support.
I believe in brotherhood as friendship of the highest calling.
I accept membership in Alpha Kappa Lambda as an affiliation that is binding for life.
I pledge myself to treat others as I would have them treat me.
I shall respect the opinion of others.
I shall commit myself to a style of membership in Alpha Kappa Lambda that is an educationally and socially maturing process. The goal of this process is achieving a wholeness of manhood that is prepared to assume leadership responsibilities in fulfilling the obligations of life.
Date Founded at MU: 2010-Gamma Nu Chapter
National Founding Date: April 22, 1914
Founded: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Colony Affiliation: PA Zeta Colony
Symbol: Coat of Arms
Motto: Alethia Kai Logos" ("The Truth and the Word")
Colors: Purple and Gold
Flower: Yellow Rose
Fact: First national fraternity founded on the west coast.
Inter/National Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana
National Website: http://www.akl.org