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. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders, Elder Watson Diggs, John Milton Lee, Byron Kenneth Armstrong, Guy Levis Grant, Ezra Dee Alexander, Henry Tourner Asher, Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul Waymond Caine, Edward Giles Irvin and George Wesley Edmonds.
Elder Watson Diggs (1883 - 1947) is known to the many brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity as The Dreamer. On January 5, 1911, he cofounded, along with nine other men, the first black fraternity at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and one of the earliest black national social fraternities.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. was founded in 1911 with a focus on “achieving.” The motto of the organization is that of ”Achievement In Every Field Of Human Endeavor.” Kappas worldwide embody the ideas and efforts, that come along with "achieving" and seek to do such in every avenue imaginable.
(1) To unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.
(2) To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.
(3) To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of members.
(4) To assist the aims and purpose of colleges and universities.
(5) To inspire service in the public interest.
Did you know?
"The fraternity was founded as Kappa Alpha Nu on the night of January 5, 1911, by ten African-American college students. The decision upon the name Kappa Alpha Nu may have been to honor the Alpha Kappa Nu club which began in 1903 on the Indiana University campus but had too few registrants to effect continued operation. The organization known today as Kappa Alpha Psi was nationally incorporated under the name of Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911.