In the spring of 1994, eight students at the State University of New York at Albany gathered to discuss the issue of establishing a strong Asian-interest organization on campus. The men aimed at tackling a number of goals, namely spreading Asian-awareness on the university campus and building a strong bond of brotherhood between the individuals.
These eight men elected amongst themselves one man, Albert Yip, to be the primary founding father, and on March 18, 1994, Nu Alpha Phi was founded. Together, these eight men persevered to create the fundamental learning process that is still used to this day for all prospective members. The major intent of the process was to instill the Seven Principles of Brotherhood, Discipline, Leadership, Pride, Professionalism, Service, and Unity into members’ everyday lives. The Founding Fathers’ belief was that it was through this process that they proved to one another – as well as to future members – that their bond would withstand any hardship.