On November 8th, at 6pm marks a night of beauty, talent, intelligence and tradition here at The University of Georgia. This year’s Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant will take place in the Oconee Civic Center.

The Miss Black & Gold Pageant, under the sponsorship of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is an outgrowth of the long tradition of Alpha Chapters’ designation of outstanding young ladies to serve as “Chapter Sweethearts.” The Fraternity recognizes the valuable support rendered to it by the many friends of Alpha Phi Alpha – and this endeavor serves as one mechanism to applaud such support.

For some time, several of the Fraternity’s five geographical regions have sponsored Miss Black and Gold Pageants as a part of their conventions. Since the early 1970’s, there has been increasing support of these pageants on a national scale.
The first national Miss Black & Gold Pageant was held during Alpha’s 1976 General Convention in New York City. Miss Denise Smith, representing Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia) was awarded the first crown.
Under the current format, winners are selected at the chapter level, the district (state) level, the regional level, and then the national level.

This year’s theme is The Golden Era. Miss Black & Gold UGA 2015 will possess poise, grace, and talent and demonstrate it to the best of her ability during the pageant and hopefully take home the crown!


Larry Leroy Golden was initiated into the Zeta Pi chapter in the Spring of 1976, with eleven other esteemed men, forever known as the “Tenacious Twelve.” Brother Golden displayed a promising future in light of his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments during his short time in the House of Alpha. However, Brother Golden’s life was suddenly cut short due to medical complications during his pursuit of scholarship. Moreover, Brother Golden was the first Zeta Pi Brother to pass away. To immortalize him and the ideals which he exemplified, the Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated annually awards a scholarship in his memory to two outstanding freshman male student leaders.

In order to apply, fill out the link below & email a copy of your resume, current transcript, and a personal photo to


Larry Leroy Golden Memorial 2015 Scholarship Application


On December 4th, 2014 the current chapter members, along with the UGA chapter of NAACP, hosted the program “Letters for our Brother”. Letters for our Brother was designed and put in place so that everyone could come together and develop a unified game plan to make an impact on the community.

Last weekend, the brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Zeta Pi Chapter traveled to Savannah, Georgia to convene in the 58th Anniversary Georgia District Convention. Among conducting the business of Alpha, The brothers enjoyed sharing the opportunity to fraternize with other  brothers representing chapters throughout the state about college days and days of old.  The Brothers of the chapter  also competed in several fraternal competitions including the Belford V. Lawson Oratorical contest, Collegiate Scholar’s Bowl, Step Show, Outstanding College Brother of the Year, and College Chapter of the Year. Among which in each category, the Brothers continued to hold high the name and excelled.

Here are the results of the weekend:
  • Chapter of the Year: Zeta Pi
  • Outstanding Brother of the Year Award: Dervin Cunningham, Zeta Pi
  • 1st place Collegiate Scholars Bowls:  Zeta Pi
  • 2nd place Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest: Kenneth Duncan,  Zeta Pi
  • 2nd place Step Show:  Zeta Pi