The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered on December 22, 1969 in Richmond Heights, Florida. Ten Brothers – Thomas E. Anderson, Dr. Clarence L. Cryer, Dr. Linkson T. Cryer, Dr. Earl Dinkins, Emmanuel R. Frayar, Jr., Paul Joseph, Thaddeus Mackey, Lee R. Perry, Dr. John C. Pittman, and Louis M. Taylor – united to create a chapter that would serve the needs of residents in the south metropolitan area of Miami-Dade County.  

Since the chapter’s chartering, Iota Pi Lambda has worked diligently to serve the residents of Richmond Heights and its neighboring communities. For over 50 years, our chapter has supported many endeavors to improve the social, economic, and intellectual status of Black Miami. Locally, IPL ambitiously works to perform activities that include providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors, donations to youth sports teams, assistance to schools in need, family holiday meal baskets, and Christmas toys to children residing throughout the area.  

Recent Awards and Accolades

  • 2021 Florida Federation of Alpha Chapters Charles H. Wesley Brotherhood Award
  • 2021 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Project Alpha Award
  • 2021 First Place Company Fundraising Team ACS Miami Fusion Event
  • 2019 Service 1906 Award from Southern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • 2019 Third Place Civic Organization Teams March of Dimes Miami-Dade
  • 2018 Proclamation from the Village of Palmetto Bay
  • 2017 Community Service Award from the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority
  • 2015 Proclamation from the City of Sweetwater
  • 2015 Proclamation from the Town of Cutler Bay
  • 2015 Proclamation from the City of Miami
  • 2015 Proclamation from the City of Florida City
  • 2014 Proclamation from the Florida Senate
  • 2014 Proclamation from the City of South Miami
  • 2014 Commendation from the City of Miami
  • 2013 Proclamation from the City of Homestead
  • 2013 Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Coral Gables
  • 2013 Proclamation from Miami-Dade County