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:

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  1. You are wrong about one thing there are three members of the Divine 9 that were founded at predominately white institutions- Kappa Alphi Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho and Alpha Phi Alpha

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