Kappa Alpha Psi
Nickname: Kappas, Nupes
Colors: Crimson and Cream
National Founding Date: January 5, 1911
Local Founding Date: October 23, 1981
Motto: "Achievement in every field of human endeavor”
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated was founded at the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. As the second oldest collegiate historically Black fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi has continued to engage, train, and maintain its members through the ideals of leadership, scholarship, and service. Undergraduate Chapters are located on more than 377 College and University campuses, and Alumni Chapters are arrayed in some 367 cities in the United States and 9 foreign countries. Although the fraternity is predominantly African American, since its founding, membership has never been limited based on color, creed, or national origin. Fashioning achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi continues to unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity.
The Kappa Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was the first culturally based fraternal organization established at Chico State and is the longest standing Black organization on campus. Since 1981, Kappas have played a vital role in leading positions and initiatives including Associated Student Body Presidents, creation of the Multicultural Greek Council, MLK Park Way and monument, and many other student programs to benefit the campus and community. The chapter alumni consist of doctors, lawyers, politicians, educators, and athletes. Since its inception, the chapter has strived to be more than social, but academically driven as well, with a chapter graduation rate of over 75%. The Kappa Psi Chapter is predicated upon and dedicated to the ideals of respect, maturity, and dedication.