Alpha Kappa Psi (ΑΚΨ) at Illinois Wesleyan University

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.
"Shaping people; shaping business."
Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity, geared towards collegiate members of all classes, majors, and business-related interests. ΑΚΨ has developed more than 250,000 business individuals worldwide, and we have active chapters at over 200 universities in the US, Canada, and UK. Our alumni include many Congressmen, founders and executives of Fortune 500 companies, and even former Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Alpha Kappa Psi provides outstanding leadership opportunities and the model environment for the development of young professionals committed to the field of business. This opportunity helps students to share ideas and practice business skills in a structured setting that will directly benefit their communities.

Guiding Principles
Building Brotherhood- The esoteric quality we call "Brotherhood” is of vital importance though difficult to define. Our members, from the day they become brothers until the end of their lives, foster a great love of the fraternity and a fondness for brother members. While brotherhood manifests itself in a multitude of ways, at its center is a sense of duty and respect for both the fraternity and individual members. All activities and decisions that involve the fraternity are guided by a sense of stewardship and selflessness. Members are anchored by the need to do what is in the best interest of the fraternity as a whole and are not swayed by individual self-interest.

Lifelong Learning - College is merely the beginning of business education. Our members share their knowledge and experiences openly with the people they work with, regardless of rank or position. In addition, they seek out opportunities to share their real-world experience with brother members, and in doing so they enhance the lifelong learning of those members.

High Ethical Standards - While the business world offers many opportunities for success and advancement, it also requires us to make decisions about how we succeed. Our members understand the importance of making decisions and conducting business in a way that takes into account both legal and ethical considerations. Our members serve as role models through their consistently fair and ethical conduct.

Improving Communities - Much is expected of those to whom much is given. Business professionals who seek to improve the communities in which they do business improve lives and develop goodwill. Our members actively give back to their communities through volunteer activities and monetary support.

Enhancing the Fraternity for Life - College chapters serve as living laboratories for classroom concepts and professional conduct. In turn, lessons learned in the fraternity prepare members for success in the business world. Because they recognize the value and importance of our Fraternity, our members are united in their passion to build a legacy for the future. They support the fraternity through volunteer leadership and monetary gifts.



Founded: October 5th, 1904 at New York University

First chapter
: New York University

National council
: PFA

Colors: Navy blue and Gold

Flower
: Yellow Rose

Jewel
: Blue Sapphire

Creed
Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes that
We live in deeds, not years;
In thought, not breath;
In service, not in figures on the dial.
We count time by heart throbs,
When they beat for God, for man, for duty.
He lives most who thinks most,
Is noblest, acts the best.

Membership: More than 228,000 initiated members world-wide

Chapters: Chartered at more than 300 campuses in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Vision Statement: Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders

Core Values
In developing principled business leaders, Alpha Kappa Psi adheres to these lifetime values:

Brotherhood– Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship, and aid to brother members is the expected norm

Knowledge – Education and experience is emphasized and shared

Integrity – All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics, and fairness

Service – Sharing of time, talent, and treasure with society and with our fraternity is a priority

Unity – A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation, and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future.
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