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FOUNDERS DAY: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

January 5, 2023

Greek Letters: ΚΑΨ
Founding Year: 1911
University: Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Mascot: Diamond

Motto: Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor

Brief History
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a historically African American fraternity. Since the fraternity’s founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never restricted membership on the basis of color, creed or national origin though membership traditionally is dominated by those of African heritage.

The founders endeavored to establish the fraternity with a strong foundation before embarking on plans of expansion. By the end of the first year, the ritual was completed, and a design for the coat of arms and motto had begun. Frederick Mitchell’s name is on the application for the incorporation of the fraternity but withdrew from school and thus never became a member of the fraternity.

Founders:
Elder Watson Diggs
Dr. Ezra D. Alexander
Dr. Byron Kenneth Armstrong
Atty. Henry Tourner Asher
Dr. Marcus Peter Blakemore
Paul Waymond Caine
George Wesley Edmonds
Dr. Guy Levis Grant
Edward Giles Irvin
Sgt. John Milton Lee

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January 5, 2023
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