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Joint Statement on Hazing in Response to the Movie Burning Sands

NPHC is comprised of local councils drawn from the ranks of 1.5 million college and professional members of the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities, namely: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., and the Council of Presidents of these member organizations who come together on issues that promote the common purposes and general good for which these organizations exist.

In 1990, the NPHC organizations issued a joint statement announcing the elimination of pledging and each has instituted within its respective organization, a revised membership development and intake process.

Each NPHC organization has instituted strong policies against hazing and has taken steps to reinforce and strengthen its stand against prohibited conduct whether it is displayed though movies, books, or any type of social media.

NPHC and its member organizations have developed and instituted policies against hazing and have taken steps to reinforce and strengthen their stand against this prohibited conduct. Equally important NPHC and its member organizations do not condone, support, or encourage the production of movies, books, or any type of social media that promote hazing.

National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. Council of Presidents

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Everett B. Ward, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Paulette Walker, Chair, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mary Wright, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Robert Clark, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Thomas L. Battles, Vice Chair, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Deborah Catchings-Smith, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Jonathan A. Mason Sr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Antonio (Tony) Knox, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Iota Phi Theta Partners with Affinity Consultants

Iota Phi Theta® to Enhance Licensing Program through Partnership with Affinity Consultants

Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc., the fifth largest predominantly African American social-service fraternity that exemplifies scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity, and brotherhood among men, selected licensing market leader Affinity Consultants (GreekLicensing.com and FindGreek.com) to advance the depth and scope of its licensing program.

"The impressive licensing technology and custom approach to brand management that
Affinity brings to the table will be a game-changer for our vendors and our members," said
John Davenport, general counsel of Iota Phi Theta®. Kevin Bennett, Executive Director of
Iota Phi Theta® added, "This partnership will help us protect the strong history and
heritage of Iota Phi Theta's® property rights through fair, consistent and accessible
licensing policies and processes. Affinity's vision for continued investment in technology
that facilitates our vendors' success is both forward thinking and impressive."
Dan Shaver, president and founder of Affinity Consultants, added, "Our interest in working
with Iota Phi Theta® was driven by their inclusive and proactive vision for fraternity
leadership and commitment to the greater community. Our entire team is honored to
partner with Iota Phi Theta® to reinforce the Fraternity's brand through streamlined online
licensing processes and to deliver unmatched benefits for their licensed vendors."

Iota Phi Theta® and Affinity Consultants will formally invite all past and current vendors to
apply for a license in the coming weeks.

Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc. was established in 1963 at Morgan State College (now
Morgan State University), and is an international organization with more than 250 chapters
in 40 states, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Korea. To learn more visit
www.iotaphitheta.org

Affinity Consultants, Inc. represents the brand interests and manages the licensing
programs of more than 115 membership-based clients, including fraternities, sororities,
honorary societies, professional fraternal organizations and trade associations. To learn
more, visit www.GreekLicensing.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kevin Bennett, Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc.
execdirector@iotaphitheta.org
Karina Shaver, Affinity Consultants
karina@affinity-consultants.com

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Iota Leadership Conference Transportation Discounts!!!!!

Iota Leadership Conference Transportation Discounts!!!!!
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Kean University Brothers Making A Difference

Kean University Brothers Making A Difference
 
Kean University Brothers of Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity Inc. bought a plot of land in Newark for $1,000. The city ran a special program on Valentine’s Day, selling couples empty lots for a cheap price if they agreed to build on the land and live there for five years.
 

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Iota Phi Theta Centaur Walks Through the 2016 NFL Draft

Iota Phi Theta Centaur Walks Through the 2016 NFL Draft
The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books, and Iota Phi Theta will be represented on both sides of the football.
 
  • Bro. Shilique Calhoun (4-Gamma Mu-15), Michigan State Defensive End, was drafted to the Oakland Raiders. He was the 12th player picked in the 3rd round, making him an overall 75th draft pick.
  • Bro. Lawrence Thomas (3-Gamma Mu-15), Michigan State Defensive Tackle, was signed to the New York Jets as a Free Agent.
  • Bro. Chris King (3-Eta Nu-13), Duquesne Wide Receiver, was signed to the Arizona Cardinals as a Free Agent.
  • Bro. DeAnthony Arnett (1-Gamma Mu-15), Michigan State Wide Receiver, was signed to the Seattle Seahawks as a Free Agent.
  • Bro. RJ Williamson (2-Gamma Mu-15), Michigan State Safety, was signed to the Green Bay Packers as a Free Agent.
 
Congratulations to these brothers as they continue to perform their craft on the professional level.
 
 
The above photo is credited to Bro. Ted Wheat.
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