Convention Call

Dear Brothers of Alpha South,


I greet you in the true spirit of the fraternity. On behalf of Assistant Region Vice President Brother Qu’Derrick Covington and the Southern Region Board of Directors, it is my honor to issue the Official Convention Call for the 86th Anniversary Southern Region Convention schedule for March 23 – 26, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s convention theme is: “From Protest to Politics, the Role of Alpha South”. The Brothers in Raleigh are excited to be hosting this year’s convention. The local host chapters and the convention planning team are working diligently to ensure that the brothers of Alpha South have a great time in Raleigh and that the “True Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme.


At this year’s Regional Convention, we will conduct the business of Alpha; we will march on Raleigh to protest North Carolina’s discriminatory and voter suppression laws. We will also renew the bonds of brotherhood and have a fraternal good time. On Friday March 24th , we will conduct the General Treasurer Candidates Forum. On Saturday March 25th, General President Bro. Everett Ward will give the State of the Fraternity address, and Brother Covington and I will update you on the state of Alpha South since our last convention. Attached to this letter you will find the Agenda-at-A-Glance, the Brother’s Registration, the Chapter’s Registration, and the Ladies Registration forms. We strongly encourage you to register online. Also, there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Below are the Convention Registration rates:


Convention Registration

We are excited to have you and your family join us for the 86th Southern Region Convention. Use the following button, below, to access the Convention Call and Agenda at a Glance:

Use the following button, below, to access the individual Brother registration available on Alphanet.

Delegates should not register using the button below.

Note: If you are a delegate your Chapter will need to complete the delegate registration.

Golf and Tennis

Click on the button to get more information on playing golf or tennis while attending the 86th Southern Region Convention.

Note: These are not tournaments.

Convention Registration - Ladies

Ladies, you are cordially invited to share in a weekend of fun and excitement in the Majestic City of Oaks, Raleigh, NC at the 86th Southern Regional Convention. We are sure you will enjoy our city and the exciting program we have planned for you.

  • On Friday, you will have the chance to start your day with meditation, Zumba, and light refreshments. After you have been inspired and energized we will venture out to do a little shopping. Our first stop will be a shoe warehouse and then on to one of Raleigh’s premier malls. After shopping you will have the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine and explore your creative side. Finally, you will be entertained with the always exciting Step Show Competition.
  • On Saturday you can once again start your day with meditation and exercise to get your day started right. The fun continues with a luncheon full of fun and surprises. Later you will have the opportunity to indulge your sweet tooth at an afternoon dessert social. During the evening you will enjoy the pageantry of the Miss Black and Gold pageant.
  • Finally on Sunday morning your spirits will be uplifted with the Ecumenical service and your body will be fed at the Awards Breakfast. Come and cheer your favorite Alpha man and chapter as the Southern Region slate of competitors for the National Convention are revealed. Please register to attend and we look forward to seeing you in Raleigh.

Chapter Fee Payment Procedure

Every year, all Chapters are required to complete the following in advance of the Southern Region Convention:

  • Pay Southern Region Chapter Tax
  • Pay Chapter Delegate Registration Fees
  • Submit list of Chapter Delegates

Note: These fees are in addition to National And District Chapter Assessments.

For the 86th Southern Region Convention, we have now enabled all Chapters to complete this process online. Listed below are links to pay Chapter Tax and Delegate Registration Fees. Once these payments are received, your Chapter representative will be provided with a link to complete the Chapter Delegate Registration (submission of the name(s) and contact information for the Brother(s) representing your Chapter at the Convention).

86th Southern Region Convention Refund Request

Use the button below to access the Convention Refund Request form. The Southern Region Finance Committee will review and process these request after the convention closes.

Southern Region Finance Committee

2016-17 Chapter Tax

Submit your Chapter tax payments using one of the following links or buttons below:

Southern Region Chapter Tax (Alumni)

2016-17 Delegate Registration Fees

Submit your Chapter delegate registration fees for the 86th  Southern Region Convention using the following link, Southern Region Delegate Registration Payment, or button below.

Your Chapter Delegate and Chapter Tax fees must be paid in order for your Chapter to register your delegate(s). You will receive a link in your Delegate Registration Payment receipt.

Note: There is a 3 – 5 day delay before Alphanet is updated with your completed registration.

Vendor Registration

Convention Vendor

If your interested in vending for the 2017 Alpha South Convention please contact. Christopher Evans for more information.

Convention Hotels

Our two hotels for the 86th Southern Region Convention are listed below. Reserve your space now to take advantage of the Alpha group rates.

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
$139 per night
$14 per night (parking) plus all related taxes
(919) 834-9900
Book your group rate for Alpha Phi Alpha
February 21, 2017 Cut Off

Marriott Hotel Sold Out

Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
$149 per night
$12 per day parking
plus all related taxes
February 23, 2017 Cut Off 


Convention Planning Team

Contact the Southern Region Convention Planning Team with any questions, comments, or concerns using the button below:

Please do not call the National Office with any questions regarding the 86th Southern Region Convention.

Convention Journal Ad and Sponsorship packages