Updated: 1/9/2015 6:38 am, EST
“Today, we congratulate the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated as they celebrate 104 years of “Achievement In Every Field Of Human Endeavor,” writes Iota Phi Theta Fraternity National Director of Communications, Bryan Maule Jr. in a letter congratulating the Kappas on their success and ongoing leadership in their local communities, in particular the Black community, over the years.
Founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, Kappa Alpha Psi boasts over 150,000 members to date and has more than 700 chapters throughout the United States, Nigeria, South Africa and other related major countries.
Kappa Alpha Psi, along with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, which was founded on the campus of Butler University, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, founded at Cornell University, are the only three Black Greek Lettered Organizations within the “Divine Nine” founded on a predominantly white campus.
Notable Kappa members include, Marc Lamont Hill, Cedric The Entertainer, Tavis Smiley and Johnnie Cochran.
Here is what some Kappas and others are tweeting about on the fraternity’s founding date celebration:
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) January 5, 2015
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Where are you? RT and Represent your HBCU and Chapter
— TomJoyner Foundation (@TomJoynerFound) January 5, 2015
— Alpha Kappa Alpha (@akasorority1908) January 5, 2015
Shout out to my brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. 1911-2015 and counting!!!
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 5, 2015
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