Primarily, under the efforts and leadership of the calm, methodical, and philosophical Elder W. Diggs and the critical, and scholarly Byron K. Armstrong, the Kappa Alpha Nu Fraternity was founded. The percentage of Blacks on campus was less than 1%. It remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on Indiana University’s campus. It would be the only Greek-letter organization founded with the concept of achievement. Track and Field was the only sport which Blacks were able to demonstrate their athleticism. In the school years of 1910-11, a small group of Black students attended Indiana University. Nor would the new Fraternity seek its members in the manner of other Greek organizations – from among the sons of wealthy families or families of social prestige. Their intolerance toward Blacks fueled the negative mindset of other Whites residing there. Diggs presided as president, while Irvin was assigned as temporary secretary of Alpha Omega. Kappa Alpha Psi ®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in racism. Chartered and incorporated originally under the laws of the State of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911, the name was changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on a resolution offered and adopted at the Grand Chapter in December 1914. Able assistance provided by each of the remaining Founders furnished necessary sustenance for the embryonic group. Some of these members include: Ralph Abernathy, Wilt Chamberlin, Montell Jordan, Benjamin Jealous, Oscar Robertson, Cedric the Entertainer, Arthur Ashe, Mike Tomlin, Gayle Sayers, Adrian Fenty, Robert S. Abbott, Bennie Thompson, Donald Byrd, Johnnie Cochran, Ed Gardner, Smokie Norful, John Singleton, Tom Bradley, Bob Johnson, John Conyers, Alcee Hastings, Lerone Bennett, Jr., Kwame Jackson, Bill Russell, Tavis Smiley, Marvin Sapp, and Colin Kaepernick to name a few. The name of Fraternity and the image it portrayed was of paramount importance. Vigilante lynchings of Blacks were commonplace. Taking careful attention to detail and to ensure the fraternity was rooted in authenticity, these Founder Diggs took courses in Greek heraldry and mythology and applied their combined knowledge to the development of these articles. Kappa Kappa Psi primarily operates as a recognition society providing service, leadership … The Constitution of KAPPA ALPHA PSI is predicated upon, and dedicated to, the principles of achievement through a truly democratic Fraternity. The ideals of the church were an important foundation of the Fraternity. It is a fact of which Kappa Alpha Psi® is proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. One day as one of the Fraternity members, Frank Summers, was running the hurdles, Founder Diggs overheard a White student state, “He is a member of Kappa Alpha Nig”. It remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on Indiana University’s campus. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders that enabled them to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. An important calling known as the profession of administration also developed. Kappa Alpha Psi Hymn http://mightygammaupsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Kappa-Alpha-Psi-Hymn.mp3 Kappa Alpha Psi ® proudly boasts of members who epitomize the very essence of Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor. Consequently, the few Blacks who took up residence in Bloomington in those early years were socially ostracized and encountered extreme acts of prejudice and discrimination. Careful consideration was given to ensure the organization established a firm foundation the first year before efforts to expand were attempted. In The Story of Kappa Alpha Psi: A History of the Beginning and Development of A College Greek Letter Organization 1911-1999, Historian Ralph J. Bryson recounted that his own fraternity "may have begun in 1903 on the campuses of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, but there were too few registrants to assure continuing organization. Five chapters were chartered from 1913-1915, centered in the Midwest; with the first chapter being established in the East in 1915. Kappa Alpha Psi ®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in racism. The upcoming calendar is currently empty. The organization was given the temporary name of Alpha Omega, while they further developed the formation of the organization. The Greek Letter Ψ was chosen in place of N and the Fraternity acquired a distinctive Greek letter symbol and Kappa Alpha Psi Â®thereby became an indistinguishable Greek-letter Fraternity. Internationally, Kappa Alpha Psi® members have answered the call to service by proudly serving our military in wars since WWI and raising funds to assist those in need following natural disasters around the world, including hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons and earthquakes. Guy Levis Grant, Edward Giles Irvin, and Sgt. Chapter Silhouettes. Prior to 1924, the provinces were known as Regions One through Seven. One of the 5 Objectives of the Fraternity is: “To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of members.”  Many aspects of the Fraternity’s rites are engrained in Christianity ideals and contain excerpts from the Bible. One day as one of the Fraternity members, Frank Summers, was running the hurdles, Founder Diggs overheard a White student state, “He is a member of Kappa Alpha Nig”. This change became effective April 15, 1915. Except for the years of World War I and II, when some Grand Chapter Meetings were suspended, Kappa Alpha Psi Â® has grown and prevailed with unabating impetus. Alpha and Omega, the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet correlate to Christ and the Founder’s relationship and connection to the church. History Social club. It was clear at the outset that the new fraternity would not warm over principles or practices of other organizations. For their works to establish the fraternity, Diggs was named permanent chairman, Lee was designated as secretary and Armstrong as sergeant-at-arms. Fort Pierce Alumni Chapter The first organizational meeting for the Fort Pierce Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was held on the evening of November 11, 1981 at the home of Earnest Edwards. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders that enabled them to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. Henry Tourner Asher, Dr. Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul Waymond Caine, George Wesley Edmonds, Dr. John Milton Lee. These three Founders are credited with guiding the infant Fraternity through the most perilous years of its life. This change became effective April 15, 1915, on a proclamation by the then Grand Polemarch, Elder Watson Diggs. These men of vision decided the Fraternity would be more than another social organization. Some of these members include: Ralph Abernathy, Wilt Chamberlin, Montell Jordan, Benjamin Jealous, Oscar Robertson, Cedric the Entertainer, Arthur Ashe, Mike Tomlin, Gayle Sayers, Adrian Fenty, Robert S. Abbott, Bennie Thompson, Donald Byrd, Johnnie Cochran, Ed Gardner, Smokie Norful, John Singleton, Tom Bradley, Bob Johnson, John Conyers, Alcee Hastings, Lerone Bennett, Jr., Kwame Jackson, Bill Russell, Tavis Smiley, Marvin Sapp, and Colin Kaepernick to name a few. One day as one of the Fraternity members, Frank Summers, was running the hurdles, Founder Diggs overheard a White student state, “He is a member of Kappa Alpha Nig”. The first Polemarch of the Chapter was Brother Cardell Wynn. It is a fact of which Kappa Alpha Psi ® is proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. A Brief History. The Greek Letter Ψ was chosen in place of N and the Fraternity acquired a distinctive Greek letter symbol and Kappa Alpha Psi ®thereby became an indistinguishable Greek-letter Fraternity. The Fraternity has over 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States, and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea and Japan. This change became effective April 15, 1915. One of the 5 Objectives of the Fraternity is: “To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of members.” Many aspects of the Fraternity’s rites are engrained in Christianity ideals and contain excerpts from the Bible. Kappa Alpha Psi History Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. Chapter Polemarchs. The number of places where they might assemble was limited. In the early 1900’s, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. These incidents caused the Founders to change the name of the Fraternity. The state of Indiana became the 19th state of the Union in 1816 and it founded Indiana University in Bloomington four years later. The state of Indiana became a stronghold for the Ku Klux Klan. The administration maintained an attitude of indifference, as Blacks slowly matriculated and were likewise swiftly forgotten. The name of Fraternity and the image it portrayed was of paramount importance. Local chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi® participate in community outreach activities to feed the homeless, provide scholarships to young people matriculating to college, serve as mentors to young men, participate in blood drives and serve as hosts of seminars for public health awareness to name a few. Kappa Alpha Psi®, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. Choose from 500 different sets of kappa alpha psi flashcards on Quizlet. 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