“They live well who live for something that will outlast themselves.”
-Laurel Wreath Laureate, Brother Samuel Dewitt Proctor
I am honored and excited to serve the Eastern Province as your 30th Province Polemarch. This honor is not one that I take lightly. Brotherhood, altruism, and leadership are the core values that have been deeply ingrained in me from the Southern upbringing that I carry with me in my walk-in Kappa Alpha Psi. These three core values have been vital to establishing a successful and hardworking relationship with the 30th Eastern Province Polemarch and his administration.
Kappa Alpha Psi®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in racism. On January 5, 1911, the Fraternity became known as Kappa Alpha Nu, possibly as a tribute to the Black students of 1903 (the Alpha Kappa Nu Greek Society) who preceded them at Indiana University. The name was officially changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on a resolution adopted at the Grand Chapter Meeting in December 1914. This change became effective April 15, 1915.
Kappa League is a subset of the Guide Right, our National Service Initiative. Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives. Membership was open to male students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.