- To unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity.
- To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.
- To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of members.
- To assist in the aims and purposes of colleges and universities.
- To inspire service in the public interest.
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, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its first 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.