Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Nickname: Kappas and NUPES
Founded Nationally: January 5, 1911 at Indiana University
Established at STJ: April 3, 1982
Chapter: Mu Pi
Colors: Crimson & Cream
Membership Requirements: Must have a 2.5 GPA and a minimum of 12 credits
National Site: http://www.kappaalphapsi1911.com
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement.
In the early 1900's, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized that of Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and nine other black students to ignite the dream of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. It was to their credit that 10 strong African-American students turned a dream into a reality.
The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.
Today, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. remains the only Greek lettered organization with its Alpha Chapter active on the University's campus.
Established on St. John's University's Queens Campus on April 4, 1982, Richard Webber, Dean Frazer, Derrick Lawrence, Walter Reid, Eddie Dickson, Garland Boyd, Kenny Delaney, Tony Holstead, Selwyn Scarborough, and George Edward paved the way for the chapter's charter in the Spring of 1986.
Objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
To unite college men of color, patriotism, and honor in a bond fraternity.
To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.
To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of it's members.
To assist in the aims of purposes of college and universities.
To inspire service in the public interest.