Saturday, November 30, 2013
Justin's HIV Journal: Gamma Mu Phi Fraternity, Inc
Come and find out about the men of Gamma Mu Phi Fraternity, Inc., the FIRST national professional fraternity for Black & Latino men such as you.
The men of GAMMA believe in 7 Cardinal Principles, which are:
GAMMA currently has chapters based in the following cities across the country:
Richmond, VA (Alpha Chapter), Washington, D.C. (Beta Chapter), Houston, TX (Delta Chapter), Dallas, TX (Epsilon Chapter), Philadelphia, PA (Zeta Chapter), Atlanta, GA (Eta Chapter) & Little Rock, AZ (Lambda Chapter) &Richmond, VA (Alpha Chapter), Washington, D.C. (Beta Chapter), Houston, TX (Delta Chapter), Dallas, TX (Epsilon Chapter), Philadelphia, PA (Zeta Chapter), Atlanta, GA (Eta Chapter), Little Rock, AZ (Lambda Chapter) & New Orleans, LA (Kappa Chapter)
Let us explain some distinct differences between GAMMA and other fraternities geared to men of color such as Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, and other member organizations in the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).
First, NPHC organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha & Kappa Alpha Psi are collegiate-based fraternities, and as such, chapters are established at various colleges and universities across the country and the globe. GAMMA is a professional fraternity, and our chapters are city/metropolitan based.
Secondly, our membership is composed of professional men, who are mainly gay/bisexual men of color. GAMMA believes that there is a lack of unity among our community, and it is the mission of the Brothers of Gamma Mu Phi Fraternity Inc. to cultivate and restore it in our community.
Lastly, membership in NPHC based organizations does not prevent membership in GAMMA. In fact, some of our members are currently members of various NPHC organizations AKA "The Divine Nine". Membership in these organizations does not exclude you from membership in GAMMA.
Interested gentlemen should meet the following criteria: 18 yrs or older who have received a minimum of a high school diploma and are professional or working towards obtaining a professional career. Interested gentlemen should also possess or have the ability and willingness to develop the qualities possessed by a Gamma Man.