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2.2

2.3

2.4

Life Membership Pin

    • i.

      The Life Membership Pin is the official pin for Life Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • ii.

    The pin is worn on the left lapel of a suit jacket, blazer or sports coat.

  • iii.

    The left lapel should contain only one pin at a time. A pin should never be worn on the right lapel.

  • iv.

    The pin should only be worn with a suit, blazer or sports coat, long-sleeved dress shirt and a tie.

Official Twenty-five (25) Year and Fifty (50) Year Pins

  • i.

    The Twenty-five Pin is awarded to a Brother who has twenty-five years of service to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The fifty-Year Pin is awarded to a Brother who has fifty year of service.

  • ii.

    These pins are worn, one at a time, on the left lapel of a suit jacket, blazer or sports coat.

  • iii.

    The left lapel should contain only one pin at a time. A pin should never be worn on the right lapel.

  • iv.

    The pin should only be worn with a suit, blazer or sports coat, long-sleeved dress shirt and a tie.

Vendor Pins

i.

Brothers will find a variety of vendor pins on the market. These pins should only be purchased from

vendors certified by the Corporate Headquarters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brothers should always ask vendors to display their official Alpha vendor license prior

to

any

purchase.

A

listing

of

those

certified

vendors

are

also available selling Alpha

at www.AlphaPhiAlpha.net. Vendors found paraphernalia without proper license should

ii.

be referred to the National Headquarters. Brothers should inspect each pin prior to

purchase

to

assure

iii.

that it is graphically correct and in good taste. Only limited jewelry is approved by the fraternity incorporate the “Fraternity Shield”. Any vendor found to

to be

incorporating

the

“Fraternity

Shield”

in

a clothing article or jewelry should be reported to the Corporate Headquarters of Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. NOTE: Only the Life Membership, 25-year and 50-year pins, the Signet Ring #1146) and the Alpha Phi Alpha Official Ring (Style #4044B) are approved by the Alpha Phi

Alpha (Style Alpha

iv. v.

Fraternity, Inc. to incorporate the official shield of the fraternity. lapel of a suit jacket, blazer or sports coat. These pins should never be worn by a non-Alpha. The disposition of any vendor pin should be in accordance with described below.

These pins are

worn on the left

Disposition of

Paraphernalia as

SECTION III.3. The Wearing of Shirts, Hats and other Logo Wear and Jewelry (Paraphernalia) (#)

    • 3.1

      General Rules for Wearing of Shirts, Hats and other Logo Wear and Jewelry (Paraphernalia)

        • i.

          Brothers will find a variety of paraphernalia on the market. This paraphernalia should only be purchased from vendors certified by the Corporate Headquarters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brothers should always ask vendors to display their official Alpha vendor license prior to any purchase. A listing of those certified vendors are also available at www.AlphaPhiAlpha.net. Vendors found selling Alpha paraphernalia without proper license should be referred to the National Headquarters.

      • ii.

        Brothers should inspect each item prior to purchase to assure that it is graphically correct and in good taste.

      • iii.

        Brothers should inspect each item prior to purchase to assure that it properly presents the official colors of the fraternity, which is ‘old gold and black’ (i.e. not yellow and black, or yellow and brown). See SECTION III.4.

      • iv.

        No clothing is approved by the fraternity to incorporate the “Fraternity Shield”. Any vendor found to be incorporating the “Fraternity Shield” in a clothing article or jewelry should be reported to the 10

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