Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed professional business fraternity that serves as the premier developer of principled business leaders. We are the world’s largest and oldest professional fraternity with a powerful and extensive network spanning across national and international borders. With a notable alumni history of Fortune 500 CEO’s and past Presidents, we have continually established ourselves as a fraternity that thrives on excellence in leadership, dedication, and professionalism. Not only do we help our brothers advance professionally through resume workshops, mock interviews, and professional development events, but we also provide them with the chance to gain first hand experience as leaders through planning and coordinating a wide range of social, philanthropic, and professional events in an environment that is supportive and friendly.
Alpha Kappa Psi brings out the best in our brothers and encourages them to grow more confident about their future in the business world. We believe in our brothers and provide the necessary resources to help them grow personally and professionally. We challenge our brothers to learn and achieve more than they could have ever imagined, and we challenge you to pledge Alpha Kappa Psi.
Alpha Kappa Psi was granted its charter of incorporation by the state of New York on May 20, 1905. The Fraternity was started by the ten founding fathers, but it was the Brooklyn four who put it all into action with their late night meetings after attending classes at New York University. They were nicknamed the Brooklyn Four because they would meet in lower Broadway and then have to walk back to their homes across the Brooklyn Bridge each night. Members of the Brooklyn Four include Frederick R. Leach, Nathan Lane Jr., George L.Bergen, and Howard M. Jefferson. The Brooklyn Four drafted a Constitution that was edited by three of the founding fathers and this established the fraternity’s founding date, which is October 5, 1904. They then drafted a letter to the school to ask permission to establish a fraternity. Once that honor was granted to them, Alpha Kappa Psi officially became a fraternity.
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Shaping people, shaping business—this is not just any old mantra, it is the very tagline that embodies Alpha Kappa Psi. In today’s world, the business sector is quickly evolving and adapting its expectations of every individual; not only is it a requirement to submit cover letters and resumes but it is also necessary to obtain internships, participate in extracurricular activities, and network as professionals with integrity. By participating in planning for events as a group, attending leadership conferences, professional development events, and having connections to internship opportunities, our brothers have been recognized as premier business professionals working at many of the nation’s top leading firms.
Founded on April 21, 2001, the Rho Chapter at Chapman University has grown from only a handful of students to almost fifty pledge and active members. With more than one hundred alumni brothers who have been consistently involved in the growth of our chapter, Alpha Kappa Psi has become more a lifestyle than a mere stepping stone for all of our members. Throughout the years, our chapter has achieved various honors and privileges for our dedication and achievements including Most Spirited Chapter at Success Institute and also the ability to send at least one of our brothers to the Academy, an all expenses paid leadership conference that is only available to the most academically acclaimed brothers nationwide. Within the next few years, our chapter strives to further our professional and personal growth both as individuals and as a community of brothers.
About Membership: Don’t let the name fool you, Alpha Kappa Psi accepts all majors, not just business. Any profession whether in film, or psychology, biology or engineering, can be strengthened by a background in business. And our philosophy is that the more diverse a network we can develop the better! Any year can rush Alpha Kappa Psi, except for students who will graduate at the end of this current semester. Finally, because we are considered an academic fraternity, you can (and many of our brothers do) rush both a social fraternity or sorority and Alpha Kappa Psi.