Our stance on Hazing: Kappa Alpha Psi’s opposition to hazing, unlawful, or anti-social conduct of any kind has been continuous since its founding. In 1949 the Fraternity officially declared that hazing in any form is illegal.
The Fraternity has outlawed pledging and dispensed with the customary practice of having pledges or a protracted probationary period before one’s initiation into full membership into the fraternity.
It is the goal of Kappa Alpha Psi to see that all individuals committing acts of hazing and other unlawful and prohibited acts are punished consistent with the due process and the concept of proportionality to the full extent of the rules of the fraternity, college, and criminal law.
Membership is a solemn commitment. To this Fraternity, the maker of the commitment becomes synonymous with the commitment itself. Membership in Kappa Alpha Psi ® is a lifelong dedication to the ideas and lofty purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi ®, which considers for membership only those aspirants whose personal, social and academic qualifications are acceptable to both the College and Fraternity.
Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.
Maturity is more than simply reaching a certain age. Maturity to us means acceptance of reality, the ability to sacrifice and set goals, consideration of others, incisive judgment, emotional balance, development of social skills, intellectual competence, and moral rectitude. We expect our members to be mature.
Dedication means putting those characteristics of maturity into a lifelong program of action to advance the goals and purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi ®. We expect our members to be dedicated.
But do not let personal goals supersede those of the Fraternity. A person who feels he would do the Fraternity a favor by joining is not worthy of membership. No one who holds himself superior to the Brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi ® is worthy of this distinction.
Kappa Alpha Psi ® is not interested in the simple accumulation of members and chapters. Its emphasis, however, is in the quality and integrity of its membership. Membership quality manifests itself through an intangible element of brotherhood we call “that Good Old Kappa Spirit.”
Acceptable qualities of Kappa Alpha Psi ® members include:
- The disposition to live in close companionship with men of similar values.
- The wisdom to abide by the will of the majority without sacrificing individuality.
- The discretion to refrain from destructive criticism while seeking to remove the causes of such criticism.
- The acceptance of responsibility for any effort that moves the group forward.
- The desire to strive for, and ultimately achieve, excellence in everything you do.
- The commitment to train for leadership.
- The resolution to give lifelong financial support and commitment to the maintenance and development of the Fraternity’s programs and purposes.
Do you attend or have completed your degree requirements from a college/university from one of the following accrediting agencies:
Middle States Association of College and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
If so and you are interested in becoming a member of the Richardson-Plano Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., please complete our contact form and express your interest in the message field.