The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity's coat of arms means "Achievement In Every Field Of Human Endeavor." Elder Watson Diggs, John Milton Lee and Byron Kenneth Armstrong are generally credited with developing the coat of arms motto while they were attending Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind.Continue Reading
The fraternity's coat of arms was developed after soliciting the help of a professor of Greek art at Indiana Technical College. Founded in 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi is a college fraternity having undergraduate and alumni chapters throughout the United States. It is one of the first college fraternities founded by black males in the United States.
The fraternity is proud that it has never excluded a man from membership based on color, creed or national origin. Elder Watson Diggs served as the fraternity's grand polemarch for the fraternity's first six years. As is indicated by its coat of arms, the fraternity's main purpose is to foster achievement, culture, patriotism and honor in its members.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi brand themselves to symbolize their loyalty to the organization and commitment to its values. Being branded can be seen as reflecting bravery, shared culture and an expression of manhood.Full Answer >
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The ivy leaf of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority represents strong and lasting friendship. The association comes from the ivy leaf's ability to attach to rocky terrain and still thrive.Full Answer >
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 by 16 original members, according to the sorority's official website. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include more than 140,000 active members in 10 regions across the world. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first Greek-letter organization to include only black women as members.Full Answer >