Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Zeta Theta Chapter, Oklahoma State University
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of 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; 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.
It was the vision of these astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 - 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. It is a fact of which KAPPA ALPHA PSI is justly proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. The Constitution of KAPPA ALPHA PSI is predicated upon, and dedicated to, the principles of achievement through a truly democratic Fraternity. KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity, relatively early, envisioned the modified attitudes of college administrators and administrations regarding certain frivolous activities previously identified with Greek letter organizations; and it initiated appropriate changes. Among the early changes brought about was the banning of paddling and other forms of physical abuse, and the introduction of constructive endeavors during pledgeship and probation. To date, KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity is organizationally and administratively mature. It moves steadily toward a tomorrow of promise, productivity and influence.
The Zeta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on the campus of Oklahoma State University on April 3, 1971.