Alpha Phi Alpha won't have any new members strolling anywhere any time soon.

Amid allegations of all the illegal hazing that "doesn't happen", the General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Innnncorporated has suspended new member intake nationwide. According to

The ruling, announced to active members in a letter from the fraternity’s General President Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., comes nearly a month after a member of the student chapter at Fort Valley State University was charged with aggravated battery against a new member. Mason said the decision to halt intake was due to “the failure of some of our members to behave honorably and with care.”

“Following my review of 2009, it became clear to me that one area that needs our immediate focus is the conduct of brothers involved in the intake process,” Herman’s letter stated. “Our process was designed with the assumption that our members would conduct themselves honorably and with care. Regretfully, in several instances, that has not occurred.

“This means that all membership intake activities shall be and are hereby suspended until further notice."

Remember friends: Those paddles are strictly decorative. Until set.

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