Kappa Alpha Psi

HISTORY

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., was founded on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington as Kappa Alpha Nu on January 5, 1911. A few years later, the Greek Letter Ψ was chosen in place of N and the name was officially changed to Kappa Alpha Psi. This change became effective April 15, 1915.

Elder Watson Diggs

FOUNDERS

It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron K. Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra D. Alexander; Henry T. Asher; Marcus P. Blakemore; Paul W. Caine; Edward G. Irvin and George W. Edmonds.

LEADERSHIP

Reuben Shelton III is the 34th grand polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was elected by the body during the fraternity’s 84th Grand Chapter Meeting and Conclave held in Philadelphia. Grand Polemarch Shelton served as senior vice polemarch during the previous administration.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has adopted five (5) core objectives for its members and the organization as a whole. Membership is a solemn commitment. To this Fraternity, the maker of the commitment becomes synonymous with the commitment itself. Membership in Kappa Alpha Psi is a lifelong dedication to the ideas and lofty purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi, which considers for membership only those aspirants whose personal, social and academic qualifications are acceptable to both the College and Fraternity. Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.

PROVINCES

The fraternity is divided into twelve provinces (districts/regions), with each chapter under the aegis of a province.

States Covered:

OH, W. PA, WV

East Central Province

States Covered:

DC, MD, VA, Bermuda

States Covered:

CO, KS, MO, NE, OK

Middle Western Province

States Covered:

IA, IL, IN, WI, MN

Northcentral Province

 

States Covered:

DE, CT, MA, NJ, PA, RI, NY, ME, NH, VT, Germany, UK

Northeastern Province

States Covered:

NW. OH, MI, W. NYNorthen Province

States Covered:

GA, SC, South Africa, Nigeria

Southeastern Province

States Covered:

AL , FL, Grand Bahamas, Rep. of Panama
Southern Province

States Covered:

GA, SC, South Africa, Nigeria

Southeastern Province

States Covered:

AZ, CA, NV, AK, OR, WA, ID, UT, HI, Japan, Rep. of South Korea

Western Province

Darren Jordan

Province Polemarch
East Central Province

Charles Exum

29th Province Polemarch
Eastern Province

Michael F. Brown

23rd Province Polemarch
Middle Eastern Province

Gerald Hawthorne

20th Province Polemarch
Middle Western Province

Byron Thornton

Province Polemarch
North Central Province

Christopher J. Thompkins

28th Province Polemarch
Northeastern Province

Kevin D. Kyle

24th Province Polemarch
Northern Province

Leonard Clemons

Province Polemarch
South Central Province

E. Delane Rosemond

Province Polemarch
Southeastern Province

Bertram K. Orum

Province Poelmarch
Southern Province

Theron Hightower

Province Polemarch
Southwestern Province

Timothy C. Woods

24th Province Polemarch
Western Province
Kappa Foundation

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Incorporated exists as the philanthropic arm of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The Fraternity was founded in 1911 with the motto of “Achievement in every field of human endeavor.” The Foundation was established in 1981 as a non-profit, tax exempt, publicly supported organization as described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Journal

The Award-Winning Publication of Kappa Alpha Psi.

The 2002 North American Interfraternal Foundation Award winning Kappa Alpha Psi Journal is the fraternity’s quarterly news magazine. The Journal is published four times a year in February, April, October and December.

Guidelines & Deadlines

Articles can be submitted by the province reporter to the editor by the stated deadline for each issue:

  • December 15 for the February issue
  • February 15 for the April issue
  • August 1 for the October issue
  • October 15 for the December issue
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