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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

“Who We Are”

Kappa Alpha Psi is one of the oldest collegiate greek-letter fraternities with a predominantly African American membership. Since its founding in 1911 at Indiana University, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin. The fraternity has well over 100,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the West Indies and South Africa. 

 Kappa Alpha Psi is a social fraternity that focuses on service 

 The leader or president of the international fraternity is known as the Grand Polemarch, who assigns a Province Polemarch for each of the twelve provinces (districts/regions) that span the globe. The fraternity has many notable members recognized as leaders in the arts, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level 

 The Kappa Alpha Psi Journal is the official magazine of the fraternity since 1914. Frank M. Summers was the magazine's first editor and also served as the 14th Grand Polemarch. 

 Kappa Alpha Psi is a major contributor in the fields of political, social, cultural and scholastic achievement. The fraternity sponsors programs providing community service, social welfare and academic scholarship through the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation and is a supporter of the United Negro College Fund and Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

 Kappa Alpha Psi is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the North-American Inter-fraternity Conference (NIC). The fraternity is the first predominantly African American Greek-letter society founded west of the Appalachian Mountains still in existence. 

The International Headquarters building is located at:
 2322-24 North Broad Street
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132- 4590

Official Colors: Crimson and Cream 
(there are no alternate colors and gold as shown in the Coat of Arms is not a third color)

 Official Flower: Red Carnation

 Official Emblem: The Coat of Arms

 Mascot: (The bunny is not now nor has ever been a Kappa mascot)

 Official Motto: "Honorable Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor"

 Official Slogan: "Training For Leadership since 1911" 

 Standard Symbol: Diamond

 Standard Call: Yo

 Standard Nickname: Kappas, Nupes 

“What We Do”

Our Fraternal Objectives
 The five (5) Objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi are:

 To unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a  bond of Fraternity;

 To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor;

 To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of its members;

 To assist the aims and purposes of colleges and universities; and

 To inspire service in the public's interest.

Guide Right/Kappa Leaguementoring group for young men ages 12-17 
Jr. Kappa Leagueprogram similar to Kappa League for younger students
Kappa Kamp 2-week educational summer camp held each Summer at the campus of Paul Quinn College
Kamp Kappa - provides a positive outdoor and educational experience for inner-city youth ages 10-15 at the Hemlock Overlook Park in Clifton, Virginia
A-ManSummer Science Academy in Los Angeles promotes interest in Science & Technology among youth

Philanthropy / Scholarships

Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc. – philanthropic 501c3 non-profit entity  
Piney Woods School– Leading boarding school in Mississippi founded in 1909 by Brother Laurence C. Jones

Community Service Partnerships

Big Brothers Big Sisters – collaboration designed to increase number of African-American mentors
Habitat For Humanity – home building project for deserving families

Leadership Training

C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference – annual fall conference offers workshops and training       modules for undergraduate and alumni members
Achievement Academy -seeks to increase the representation of our undergraduate fraternity members, in the nation’s top graduate schools
Undergraduate Leadership Institute - highly structured and intense leadership experience designed to increase undergraduates’ capacity to lead in the fraternity, on campus, and/or in their communities.


Financial Literacy

G.L.A.D. / C.A.R.E. – Greeks Learning To Avoid Debt / Credit Abuse Resistance Education program presented primarily by undergraduate at college campuses

Health Awareness

Healthy Kappas - Healthy Communities – To provide health and wellness information with measurement tools and metrics for our membership, their families and their surrounding communities 

Political Awareness

K.A.P.P.A.C. – non-partisan political action committee

What We Do

Leadership Team

         Grand Polemarch – Jimmy McMikle
         Senior Grand Vice Polemarch – Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq.
         Junior Grand Vice Polemarch – Jordan Smith
         Grand Keeper of Exchequer – Rhen C. Bass, Sr., CPA

Grand Keeper of Records - Kevin D. Kyles
         Grand Strategus – Trayln Ball
         Grand Lt. Strategus – Ryan Johnson
         Grand Historian – Kevin P. Scott
         Grand Chapter Nominating Committee Chairman – Michael F. Brown


         Grand Board of Directors – Justin Nave (Undergraduate)
         Grand Board of Driectors – Amari Venzor (Undergraduate)
         Grand Board of Directors – Brent White (Undergraduate)
         Grand Board of Directors – Damon O. Barry (Alumni)
         Grand Board of Directors – Jwyanza B. Watt (Alumni) 
         Grand Board of Dirctors – Dr. Leonard E. Clemons (Alumni) 


         Executive Director - John F. Burrell
         Deputy Executive Director – Ryan E. Tucker
         Director of Finance – Open
         Director of Undergraduate & University Affairs – Trenton A. Nettles


         Province Polemarch – C. Jerome Brown
         Senior Vice Polemarch – Ryan S. Gilner
         Junior Vice Polemarch – Calvin Chapman III
         Keeper of Records – Aljay Foreman
         Province Keeper of Exchequer – Stanley Sims
         Executive Operating Assistant – Keith Campbell

Chief of Staff - Eric Walker
         Strategus – Justin Kimbler
         Lt. Strategus – Anthony D. Harrell


         Arkansas – Alumni - Ray Walker  - Pine Bluff (AR) Alumni 
         Arkansas – Undergraduate - Ethan White  Gamma Sigma
         Louisiana – Alumni - Keith Fox  – Alexandria (LA) Alumni
         Louisiana – Undergraduate - Jacquel Brooks  Alpha Sigma
         Mississippi – Alumni - Barry Dixon- Jackson (MS) Alumni
         Mississippi – Undergraduate - Tyler McKenzie   Eta Upsilon
         Texas/New Mexico – Alumni - Michael Gunn –Lubbock (TX) Alumni
         Texas/New Mexico – Undergraduate - Andre Hankerson   Iota Upsilon


Leadership Team
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