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Kappa Alpha Psi

Chicago Heights Alumni







Chartered on October 23, 1965, the Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter maintains a position of prominence within the North Central Province and throughout Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of this chapter is to bring the vision of the founders of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. to the south suburban community of Chicago. The Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter is active in the community showing it's commitment to the fraternity objectives.  The range of the chapter's activities include, but is not limited to, donating to needy families, scholarships, and mentoring young men. The Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter, like the fraternity, believes in training for leadership. Prior to each fraternal year the members gather to plan activities, goals, and directions for the chapter. The retreat is named for Past Polemarch - Effy Peters (Mini-Conference).  Each year finds the Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter doing more to serve the public.


We take great pride in the fact that men of many diverse professional backgrounds call the Chicago Heights Alumni Chapter “The Heights” home. chicago heights alumni has just celebrated its Fiftieth Year Anniversary on October 24, 2015.




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 Kenneth Armstrong, Guy Levis Grant,Ezra Dee Alexander, Henry Tourner Asher, Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul William Caine, Edward Giles Irvin, and George Wesley 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. Chartered and incorporated originally under the laws of the State of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911, the name was changed to KAPPA ALPHA PSI on a resolution offered and adopted at the Grand Chapter in December 1914. This change became effective April 15, 1915, on a proclamation by the then Grand Polemarch, Elder Watson Diggs. Thus, the name acquired a distinctive Greek letter symbol and KAPPA ALPHA PSI thereby became a Greek letter Fraternity in every sense of the designation.