The Legacy Continues...
ABOUT KAPPA ALPHA PSI
The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is "Honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor". Here is where our legacy began.
Kappa Alpha Psi , a college Fraternity, now comprising 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, "The Dreamer"; John Milton Lee ; Byron K. Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra D. Alexander; Henry T. Asher; Marcus P. Blakemore;Paul W. Caine; Edward G. Irvin and George W. Edmonds.
Chartered and incorporated originally under the laws of the State of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911, the name was changed to KAPPA ALPHA PSI on a resolution offered and adopted at the Grand Chapter in December 1914. This change became effective April 15, 1915, on a proclamation by the then Grand Polemarch, Elder Watson Diggs. Thus, the name acquired a distinctive Greek letter symbol and KAPPA ALPHA PSI thereby became a Greek letter Fraternity in every sense of the designation.
Motto: "Achievement In Every Field Of Human Endeavor"
The five (5) Objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi:
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 its members;
To assist the aims and purposes of colleges and universities;
To inspire service in the public's interest.
ABOUT ZETA CHI
The VISION of the ZETA CHI Chapter:
To become the premier Greek letter Divine 9 organization at the University of South Florida, and be a resource of leadership and achievement in the Tampa Bay Area and beyond.
The MISSION of the ZETA CHI Chapter:
To provide support for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated members and others in service to communities with particular emphasis on African-American communities.
The Fraternity was founded in 1911 with the motto of "Achievement in every field of human endeavor Its purpose is to assist the community service efforts of the more than 600 active undergraduate and alumni chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi. The Fraternity currently supports scholarships, after-school programs and national projects such as Habitat for Humanity.
The many lives touched by the Zeta Chi Chapter include:
Scholarships to College Bound Students in Hillsborough County and surrounding areas.
Summer Camp Programs
Teen Leadership Training
Numerous Community Service Events throughout Hillsborough County and surrounding areas
Zeta Chi was founded in 1972 and chartered on March 3, 1973. Willie Smith Jr. was the Polemarch and Eugene Porter, Jr. was the Keeper of Records.
Click HERE for a list of all the lines that came through Zeta Chi, including the chartered and founding line.
THE ZETA CHI FOUNDATION
The Zeta Chi Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Zeta Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi which was chartered at the University of South FL in 1972. Created in 2022, the foundation supports several community initiatives grounded in the fundamental purpose of achievement in every field of human endeavor.
The specific purposes of the Zeta Chi Foundation is to promote leadership, achievement, and enhance the Educational, Social, and Economic well being of the Communities and organizations in which it serves, with special emphasis on:
The support and promotion of college educational opportunities for students from within our communities.
Developing our surroundings communities in the sprit of excellence in academics, the arts, sciences, business, financial literacy , leadership, or other essential areas of community development.
The ongoing coordination and support of activities and functions lead by members of the chapter at the undergraduates and graduate level.