Chapter History


The History of Sigma Epsilon Lambda

For almost 10 years former Brothers of Sigma Iota and those who relocated to Toronto after College did not have a chapter with which to affiliate. This led a group of Brothers to embark on a journey to establish an Alumni chapter.  After overcoming many obstacles and challenges, the journey was complete onFebruary 11th 2013 when Sigma Epsilon Lambda (SEL) was chartered as the third chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Canada. The chartering ceremony for the chapter was held on August 25th 2013 at University College building on the campus of the University of Toronto. The ceremony was presided by Bro. William Washington, chairman of the Committee on Membership, Standards and Extension for the Midwestern Region.


The charter members are:

  • PhilipAugust

  • Darnel C. Leader

  • Tevya D. Reid

  • Alexander K. Wood

  • Runako Gregg

  • Ikem Peter Opara

  • William A. White Jr.


Prior to the chartering of SEL, Brothers who would go on to form the chapter reignited the District of Canada by being involved in fundraising events such as the MS Walk led by District Director Bro. Alexander K. Wood. Additionally, this group of Brothers organized the first District of Canada conference that took place on December 8th 2012. In attendance at the District conference were representatives of Midwestern Regional leadership Bro. Sharron J. Anderson (Assistant Vice President ) and Bro. Ron Clark Jr. (Executive Director) as well as Bro. Nicklaus Shoultz from Mu Delta Lambda. The first chapter meeting was held on March 25th 2013 at 100 Harrison Garden Boulevard.