Rashid Darden was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., through the Mu Lambda Chapter in Washington, DC, in Spring 2003. By the winter, he was named Neophyte of the Year.
In 2009, he was the founding chairman of the fraternity’s National Arts & Humanities Council. In 2013, he was named Greek Tweak’s Greek Man of the Year for his achievements and advocacy across fraternal organizations.
He has served as voting delegate, webmaster, newsletter editor, and now serves as recording secretary of Mu Lambda Chapter in Washington, DC.
Along with fellow Alpha Phi Omega Brother Christopher Daniels, Rashid established the Federal City Club in 2016. It is a community service club for working professionals.
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Rashid has volunteered for Georgetown University in several capacities over the years, from serving as Acting Chairman of the African American Alumni Advisory Board to volunteering as a guest host and judge for the GU Step Team’s annual step show. However, his most fulfilling acts of service to Georgetown have been with the Georgetown Scholarship Program. Rashid has been a mentor with the Georgetown Scholarship Program since 2014.
Additionally, Rashid was awarded a Vision of Excellence Award in 2001 and an Alumni Vision of Excellence Award in 2007 from the Georgetown Black Student Alliance.
Rashid served as the Third National President and First National Executive Director of Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists. He is also an Incorporator of the organization. Over his tenure in those roles the fraternity grew from one chapter to seven. Other accomplishments include serving as the principal author of the constitution, bylaws, and ritual; the development and expansion of the communications program; and the development of the fraternity’s national program.