“Membership is a solemn commitment.”

Photo of 47th Polemarch Stephens, 48th Polemarch Harrell and the Spring 2018 Initiates
Photo of 47th Polemarch Stephens then future 48th Polemarch Harrell and the Spring 2018 Initiate of Philadelphia Alumni

Membership in Kappa Alpha Psi is a lifelong dedication to the ideas and lofty purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi, which considers for membership only those aspirants whose personal, social and academic qualifications are acceptable to both the College and Fraternity. Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.
Maturity is more than simply reaching a certain age. Maturity to us means acceptance of reality, the ability to sacrifice and set goals, consideration of others, incisive judgment, emotional balance, development of social skills, intellectual competence, and moral rectitude. We expect our members to be mature.
Dedication means putting those characteristics of maturity into a lifelong program of action to advance the goals and purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi.
We expect our members to be dedicated and restrained to not let personal goals supersede those of the Fraternity. A person who feels he would do the Fraternity a favor by joining is not worthy of membership. No one who holds himself superior to the Brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi® is worthy of this distinction.


Use the links below to find policies regarding prospective membership.

Prospective Members

Fraternity Stance on Hazing

NPHC Stance on Hazing

Hazing Laws and Penalties

Membership Intake

All those seeking prospective membership in an alumni chapter must have you completed their degree requirements from a college/university accredited by one of the following accrediting agencies:

  • Middle States Association of College and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Membership Intake Information Request Form

If you’d like to ask a question regarding membership intake please contact us using the form below.