History

National History:

    Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the United States. Our history begins in the fall of 1902, when four men began attending evening business classes together at New York University. These four men occupied the same seats every night. They became acquainted with one another and began walking home from class together across the Brooklyn Bridge, talking about brotherhood and what it meant to them. As a result, these four men are now known to Alpha Kappa Psi as the "Brooklyn Four". The spirit of brotherhood grew so strong in their hearts and minds that, early in their second year of school, they suggested to the other members of the class that something be done to perpetuate it. An organizational meeting was held on October 5, 1904 and Alpha Kappa Psi was founded.

    Alpha Kappa Psi attracts a high-quality student. The average grade point is over 3.0 and members join the Fraternity to enhance their business education. The chapters conduct professional programs with both educators and businessmen. To further supplement the traditional classroom experience, there are business field trips, seminars, career activities, research surveys and other professional events. In addition, service to the school and community is encouraged. Alpha Kappa Psi has formed a national partnership with Junior Achievement, providing JA with student and alumni volunteers across the nation.

 Prominent Alumni Include:

  • Tom Burnett Jr.
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Richard Nixon
  • Sam Walton
  • Malcom Forbes, Jr
  • J.C. Penney
  • J.E. Davis

    ...and many other highly successful businesses and community leaders throughout the nation.
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    On March 20, 1905, a formal application was made to the State of New York for a charter of incorporation for Alpha Kappa Psi. It was signed by the Brooklyn Four and six others. These ten people are considered by us as the Ten Founders of Alpha Kappa Psi. On May 20, 1905, the application was approved and the charter of incorporation was officially issued. This officially made Alpha Kappa Psi the first professional business fraternity in the United States. 

    Today the need for this exciting and productive combination of values is just as great. A. K. Psi is among the twenty largest national college fraternities with over 140,000 members, including 4,500 faculty - most of whom are successful business executives. It is a complete, well integrated, capably administered national business fraternity standing for the highest ideals of conduct and achievement in university and professional life.

    AKPsi has established over 250 chapters around the country and over 80 alumni chapters. Alpha Kappa Psi tries to constantly work towards their four objectives:

  • To further the individual welfare of its members
  • To foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance
  • To educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein
  • To promote and advance in institutions of college rank, courses leading to degrees in business administration.

    The goals and standards brought by these objectives are what each chapter strives towards.