The Nu Eta chapter—a joint chapter of Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University—of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has been rechartered after being absent from the campus for nearly 20 years. A celebration recently was held at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Ernest L. Gibson III, assistant professor of English at Rhodes, was named new campus advisor.
Gibson’s teaching and research interests include African American literature, male studies, black popular culture and literary/cultural theory. Gibson is a member of the Alpha Delta Lambda chapter (District of Tenn.) of the fraternity.
Established on Dec. 4, 1906 at Cornell University, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was the first intercollegiate black fraternity in the world. R. Bene Woods ’15 serves as Nu Eta chapter president.