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The beginning of the Gaithersburg/Rockville (MD) Alumni Chapter was very diverse. The diversity has contributed greatly in the making of a small, but one of the Eastern Province’s most powerful chapters.
According to data (2013-2016) from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36.6% of men aged 20 and over are obese. Additionally, 31% of men aged 20 and over are living with hypertension. One of the leading causes of death among men is heart disease. In addition to these statistics, there continues to be health disparities in the country, thus exacerbating these health concerns among men of color.
The Gaithersburg-Rockville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting its Second Annual Men’s Health Symposium virtually on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness to critical health concerns affecting men as well as highlighting actions participants can take to enhance their state of physical and mental health, resulting in better health outcomes.
Kappa Alpha Psi®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in racism. The state of Indiana became the 19th state of the Union in 1816 and it founded Indiana University in Bloomington four years later.
The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is achievement in every field of human endeavor.
We participate in community outreach activities to feed the homeless, provide scholarships to young people matriculating to college, serve as mentors to young men, participate in blood drives and serve as hosts of seminars for public health awareness to name a few.
Kappa Alpha Psi was the second historically black fraternity incorporated as a national organization. Elder Watson Diggs and nine other African American students at IU embraced a mutual vision to form a fraternity that today has 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States, and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea and Japan.
Every college man ought to belong to... such (a Fraternity) as this. It broadens his horizon and brings him into vital touch and fellowship with college men everywhere. It perpetually preserves pleasant memories of his college days and forms firms and abiding friendships.