Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is the 2nd oldest existing collegiate historically Black Greek Letter Fraternity and the 1st intercollegiate Fraternity incorporated as a national body. It remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on Indiana University’s campus. 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.
Through its worldwide prominence, Kappa Alpha Psi® has had a global impact on events which affect our local communities as well as places around the globe. 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.
The Stillman College Chapter, the Epsilon Epsilon of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the first undergraduate chapter in West Alabama, had its beginning as an extension of the Alabama State University Chapter, the Beta Zeta of Kappa Alpha Psi. The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter received its charter just in time to co-host the 13th Southern Province Meeting, with the Tuscaloosa Alumni Chapter. The charter members of the chapter were; Richard Ashe, Jerry L. Campbell, Henry Howze, Floice McKnight, Woodrow Parker, Mack Salter, Jr., and Joe Smith. Jerry L. Campbell served as the chapter’s first polemarch and Mack Salter, Jr. served as the first Keeper of Records. Amos Hubbard and other members of the Tuscaloosa Alumni Chapter were the early chapter advisors.
Between the Fifty-First and Fifty-Second Grand Chapter Meetings, five active , four alumni, and five alumni associations were chartered as follows: Epsilon Gamma, Central State College, Edmond Oklahoma, January 25, 1963; Epsilon Epsilon, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 4, 1963; Epsilon Zeta, Virginia State College, Norfolk Division, Norfolk, Virginia, May 10, 1963, Epsilon Eta, Northeastern Missouri State Teacher’s College, Kirksville, Missouri, May 18, 1963; Epsilon Theta, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ldaho, May 20, 1964; , Norfolk Monroe Alumni, Monroe, Louisiana, March 3, 1963; Lakeland Alumni, Lakeland, Florida, March 10, 1963; Lawton--Fort Sill Alumni, Lawton and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, March 23, 1963; Natchez Alumni, Natchez, Mississippi, March 22, 1964; Syracuse Alumni Association, Syracuse, New York, January 26, 1963; Germany Alumni Association, June, 1964; Hawaii Alumni Association Honolulu, Hawaii, June, 1963; Las Vegas Alumni Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 11, 1964; and Lubbock Alumni Association, Lubbock, Texas, July 17, 1964.
At the close of the Fifty-Second Grand Chapter, Kappa Psi was composed of 122 active chapters, 141 alumni chapters, and six alumni associations.
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