Our Chapter's History

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.

Brotherhood

To promote spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of its members.

Charter Day

January 20, 1989, marked another milestone in the history of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Charter Members

To unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor, in a bond of fraternity.

G-Rock

2nd Annual Men’s Health Symposium

Men’s Health SymposiumAccording 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.

About Our Fraternity

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.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Our Purpose

The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is achievement in every field of human endeavor.

The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - 1913
What We Do

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.

Fraternity History

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.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Our Mission

The uniting of college men who share the common desire and disposition to live with other college men who share their values. These fraternal values that members bond around cover areas of "culture, patriotism and honor."

Membership is a solemn commitment.

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.
  • 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.
    Elder Wataon Diggs
    — Elder Watson Diggs. (Fraternity House, Indiana 1912)
Membership has it privileges.
Become a member of G-Rock!

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.

Reclamation is the process of reclaiming and restoring Brothers who have for some reason or another strayed away and become inactive. if you have been financially inactive, you may reclaim your membership in good standing status by bringing your financial dues up-to-date

If you recently relocated to the Gaithersburg-Rockville area? We invite you to transfer your chapter membership to the Rock of the Eastern Province, G-Rock Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. You are welcomed!

Our Programs

Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring.

Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.

The Veterans and Families Program support Montgomery County agencies like Walter Reed Bethesda Fisher House and the Army Ten Miler.

The Kappa Youth & Community Foundation funds scholarships for students who plan to attend a college or university.

Get in Touch With Us.
Whether you’re interested in joining our chapter or need more information about our programs, we’re always happy to chat.

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