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The Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter was founded in 1947 in Oakland, California, by Bro. Andrew McCarter. Bro. McCarter’s ingenuity has led to an abundance of Sigma men in Northern California whose reach ranges from Sacramento to Fresno. For over 70 years, the chapter has been a driving force in Northern California, with our chapter members actively engaged in local government, law enforcement, business, the faith-based community, commerce, media and education. The Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter strives to strengthen the African American male by serving as campus advisors at the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford, California State University East Bay and San Francisco State University.

Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter - circa 1958

Our Mission Statement

“To champion the ideals of our founding fathers, serve the community of which we are a part, and cultivate the lifelong well-being of our brotherhood.”
Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter - 2015

For the last decade, the chapter has seen tremendous growth thanks to a focus on reactivating brothers in the area, developing new members, strategic partnerships and doubling down on our work in the community.

The chapter has been a sponsor of the Oakland Invitational Relays, an event started by our very own Bro. Thomas Broome to help Oakland public schools purchase state-of-the-art track and field equipment. The chapter supports the black arts by holding fundraisers with the African American Shakespeare Company. Our chapter includes a member of the Distinguished Service Chapter, the fraternity’s highest honor. Our Sigma Beta Club, based at Anna Yates Elementary School in Emeryville, continues to grow every year. We also have an exclusive partnership with the West Oakland Youth Center, where we sponsor and volunteer at events for the community. Most importantly, we award scholarships to high school students of color every year.

These efforts have led to numerous awards over the years, including Chapter of the Year, Western Region Model Chapter, Bigger and Better Business Award Winner and Sigma Beta Club Award Winner—just to name a few.

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