About Us

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. Originally charted and incorporated Kappa Alpha Nu on April 15, 1911, the name was officially changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on April 15, 1915. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement. Early in this century, 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 Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on the University's campus. The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the visions and insight of black collegians at Indiana University and all over the world. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. has continued to provide leadership in every field of the human endeavor.

The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians stimulating them to reach accomplishments higher than they had imagined. With achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. Subsequently, chapters spread in succession to the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa, and Wilberforce University campuses. By 1919, the Kappa Alpha Psi experience had generated serious interest among black college degree holders to form Alumni Chapters.

Kappa

Kappa is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the sound in Ancient and Modern Greek.It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph

Alpha

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter aleph .

Psi

Psi is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 700. In both Classical and Modern Greek, the letter indicates the combination /ps/.

What is Kappa Alpha Psi about?

Kappa Alpha Psi (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African-American membership. Since the fraternity's founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin.

Achievement in Every Field of human endeavor

Our Leaders

2018 - 2019 Officers

Dr. Kalvin Robinson Ph.D

Kalvin Robinson, Ed. S

Polemarch


Mark

Barry Dixon

Vice Polemarch


Luke

Stacey Webb

Keeper of Records

John

Marvin Moore

Assistant Keeper of Records


Ruth

Donn Lewis, C.P.A

Keeper of Exchequer


Seth

Joshua Nichols

Assistant Keeper of Exchequer

John

Tru’villian Dampier

Strategus


Ruth

Paul Green

Lieutenant Strategus


Seth

Roderick Flowers

Historian/Reporter

John

Fred Hadley, M.A

Board Member


Ruth

Mitchell Shears, Ed.S

Board Member


Mark

Ramon L. Jackson, M.M.E

Board Member


Seth

Damian D. Thomas

Board Member