Greetings to the Esteemed Brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated: "It Takes a Man" to step out amongst turbulent times to identify the need of a people searching for freedom and equity. "It Takes a Man" to develop and perpetuate Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood. "It Takes a Man" to build on tradition and equally evolve to the changing times for the betterment of a stronger future. "It Takes a Man" to invoke the change that we all want to see.
With courage in our hearts and the soul of Iota in our blood, we announce our candidacy for the 23rd International Grand Polaris and 23rd International Grand Vice Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. We are Sean Housen and Myron Covington. Together, we will shift Iota Phi Theta forward with "One Vision, One Purpose, and One Brotherhood." During this campaign cycle, our platform will serve as a well thought out, strategically planned vision to leverage the power of Iota Phi Theta.
This plan will unite our brotherhood as one, will achieve equity in our differences, and will bring together thousands of Iota men across the globe to unite in service. This plan will evolve our organization's structure, generating consistency across every region and align and honor the traditions our Founders established for us. Together, as One Iota, we will utilize our corporate status to establish partnerships and build resources that will benefit our collegiate brothers' development. A well prepared and supported man with a dream is immune to defeat. In Iota, we will serve as the foundation that inspires and supports our own and the communities we serve.
With over 40 years of combined membership and leadership at the local, regional, and national levels of Iota, we bring experience and a vision and plan of implementation to propel Iota into the future. Our experiences as leaders in this organization have consistently supported those elected to lead our organization.
This election is about OUR vision. The vision that builds on tradition but adapts to the world in front of us. This is a new day. It is a day that requires experience to engage the challenges ahead of us, heal the areas amongst us, and set a goal of progress for the next 50 years. We stand on the shoulders of our Founders who had the courage and foresight to cultivate a safe space for black men amid turbulent times, and here we are again, Iota, standing in the face of adversity. Over the next several months, we will unveil our campaign's components that will prove to you that we are ready to represent Iota and unite all of us as one. Theta Men, the future of Iota is strong with our ticket. We invite you to learn more about who we are, what makes us qualified for these offices, and the vision we have for representing Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. We thank you for your support and look forward to speaking with each of you on the campaign trail.
Sean D. Housen, Sr. Candidate, International Grand Polaris
Myron J. Covington Candidate, International Grand Vice Polaris.