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  • iii.

    A brother should be assigned to staff the General President throughout his visit.

  • iv.

    The host/local Chapter should provide amenities such as light refreshments, beverages, and fruit basket for the President‘s suite.

  • v.

    Other efforts and activities, where feasible, should be made, to provide for the general relaxation and entertainment of the President.

  • vi.

    Additionally, time should be set aside, and space arranged, to allow the President to interact with all members, especially colleges in the area, as they are surely the lifelines of all our fraternity

Press Release for Official Public and Private Functions

  • i.

    The host Chapter, or Region should plan full press and media coverage activities to include a press release of the event(s) for maximum coverage during visits by the General President or other National/Regional Officers.

  • ii.

    Information essential for press coverage (e.g., biographical sketches, etc.) for the General President may be found on the National website at www.AlphaPhiAlpha.net.

  • iii.

    All official press releases must be approved by the Executive Director. See SECTION III.8.

Attire for Official Public and Private Functions

  • i.

    It goes without saying that the attire for any official Alpha Phi Alpha public or private function is “Alpha Attire.” (#)

  • ii.

    Alpha Attire shall be defined as a suit, long sleeved shirt and tie.

  • iii.

    Brothers not appropriately attired should not be allowed to participate on the podium of an official function. (#)

Convention Guidelines for Brotherly Conduct




Each convention (National/Regional/District) shall adopt a set of Convention Guidelines at the beginning of each business session. A sample of Convention Guidelines is included in Attachment U .

SECTION III.7. Alcohol and the Use of Drugs (#)

    • 7.1


        • i.

          Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. fully supports the following National Pan-Hellenic Council’s (NPHC) position on Substance Abuse http://www.nphchq.org/resources.htm:

          • a.

            “The NPHC is concerned about the governing problem of substance abuse through the consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs, especially on college campuses. This is due to the alarming number of disastrous incidents in which alcohol and drugs play a part and the adverse health conditions caused by and relating to substance abuse.”

          • b.

            “The NPHC position is that the sale or consumption of alcohol or drugs at any NPHC council sponsored event on campus or at any student’s residence or other facility is strictly prohibited.”

          • c.

            “NPHC strongly suggests that every college council offer educational programs specifically addressing the problems of and solutions to substance abuse on or around the local campus.”

      • ii.

        Alpha Phi Alpha Men will always show respect to themselves, to others, whether wearing paraphernalia or not.

      • iii.

        Alpha Men NEVER abuse alcohol.

      • iv.

        Alpha Men NEVER use illegal drugs.

        • v.

          As per the Risk Management Handbook, “It is imp ortant, especially among College Chapters, that Brothers have a clear understanding of the Legal drinking age in the State where he lives. In addition, each chapter should become acquainted with the State “Dram Shop” laws. Under that law, fraternities and sororities may be held liable for the behavior of persons served liquor during fraternal social functions. In simple language, “Dram Shop” laws provide that if a person receives liquor from a fraternity and as a result injures someone or damages property, the Fraternity is legally liable for that person’s action. In those states which have raised the legal drinking age to 21 years, it

is illegal to serve liquor or alcoholic beverages to anyone under that age not” As per the Risk Management Handbook, “Any proven use, possession cause for dismissal.”

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