MALIK (fraternity)

MALIK Fraternity Inc. previously known as 'Malik Sigma Psi" [1][2] is a college fraternity founded in May 13, 1977 at CW Post in Long Island University for men of color.[3] Rather than refer to themselves as being black greeks, they prefer African Fraternalists.[4] It was formed under a new conscious belief for men of color as well as African Fraternalism.[3] The group's name partially comes from the Swahili name of Malcolm X.[3] The group had originally used an all Swahili name but was forced to change it because or the college requirements at the school that all fraternities have at least two greek letters in its name.[3] The fraternity was founded by 15 men of color.[5] Several of the founder of the fraternity were of latin descent.[3]

FoundedMay 13, 1977 (1977-05-13)
720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548, LIU Post
Motto"The Mind Is The Standard Of The Man"
ColorsOrange and Black
(referred to as Kingdoms)
  • Undergraduate: 6
  • Graduate: 5
Nickname"The Kings" , " The Steel and Velvet Brothers"

Ideologically, the fraternity is against the idea of black greeks.[6] The group is outside of the National Pan Hellenic Council.[7] Chapters have been opened at New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Old Westbury, Stony Brook, and Rutgers University.[8] Currently there are 14 MALIK (undergraduate) chapters and 5 Shabazz (graduate) chapters primarily in the East Coast.[9]


Roland K. Hawkins, Larry B. Martin, Darryl L. Mitchell were the inspiration behind the founding of the fraternity and thus known as “Khalifahs”, however the shapers of the brotherhood were: SC. James Banks, SC. Joseph Diaz Jr., SC. Edward Harris, SC. Ernest Heyward, SC. Lethorne Johnson, SC. George Lembrecht, SC. Kyle Little, SC. Anthony Pitts, SC. Edward Rivers, SC. Kevin Simon, SC. Bryant Stafford, SC. Al Washington.[10]


Members include Gil Noble,[11] and Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan[12], Richie Perez[3] Reverend Herbert Daughtry, and Pablo Guzman.


The Fraternity was founded on May 13, 1977[1] and the name was changed to MALIK Fraternity Inc. on May 18, 2002[1]

See also


  1. History of MAILK Fraternity
  3. Walter M. Kimbrough (2003). Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. pp. 102–103. ISBN 978-0-8386-3977-1.
  4. Dennis E. Gregory (October 2003). The Administration of Fraternal Organizations on North American Campuses: A Pattern for the New Millennium. College Administration Publications. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-912557-27-4.
  5. Kofi Lomotey (2010). Encyclopedia of African American Education. SAGE Publications. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-4129-4050-4.
  6. Anand Prahlad (1 January 2006). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: A-F. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-33036-0.
  7. Tamara L. Brown; Gregory Parks; Clarenda M. Phillips (2005). African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision. University Press of Kentucky. p. 469. ISBN 0-8131-2344-5.
  8. "The Innovators".
  9. "MALIKfraternity/SheffeyAdmin - Chapters".
  11. Johnson Publishing Company (9 April 1981). Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. p. 25. ISSN 0021-5996.
  12. Gerald G. Jackson (2005). We're Not Going to Take It Anymore. Beckham Publications Group, Inc. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-931761-84-3.
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