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Kappa Alpha Psi Southern California Celebrates 106 Years of Achievement
By Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. - Executive Editor
Published March 15, 2017


The Noble Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated Celebrated the 106th Anniversary of it’s founding on January 5 of this year.  In honor and celebration of the fraternities founding the Alumni and Undergraduate Chapters based here in Southern California all came together in a night of fellowship to celebrate the work that these men and this fraternity have been doing within the community.  Led by Western Province Polemarch Gil Brown the Men of Kappa paid tribute to the founders of the fraternity which was founded on the campus of Indiana University in 1911.

“Now more than ever, the work of Kappa Alpha Psi in our community and on college campuses throughout this country are vital.  I am so proud of the work all our chapters do within our community and I am excited about the work we will do in the upcoming year and in the next 106 years of our Noble Klan” stated Western Province Polemarch Gil Brown.


The evening was capped off with an inspiring keynote address from Kappa Alpha Psi Member and U.S. Army General Dennis L. Vie (retired).

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.

It was the vision of these astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 – 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. It is a fact of which KAPPA ALPHA PSI ® is justly proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. The Constitution of KAPPA ALPHA PSI ® is predicated upon, and dedicated to, the principles of achievement through a truly democratic Fraternity.

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