University of Alabama at Birmingham Kappa Alpha PSI

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Kappa Alpha PSI


Description: Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity’s fundamental purpose is achievement. Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st Chapter on the University’s campus. The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as it’s purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.

Organization Contact

  • For publication purposes, tell us about your Organization: Fraternity Inc.
  • Selection Process: N/A
  • Organization Email Address: kappakappa1980@gm…
  • President’s Name: Bryant Williams
  • President’s Email Address:
  • Advisor’s Name: Eric Agee
  • Advisor’s Email Address: eric.agee1911@gma…


Nickname:Kappa Kappa
Founding Date: January 5, 1911 (Indiana University Bloomington)
Founding Date at UAB: Oct. 12, 1980
Motto: “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor”
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Symbol: Diamond

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