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Kappa Alpha Psi ®, a social fraternity, is comprised of functioning undergraduate and alumni chapters on major campuses and cities throughout the United States. It is the crystallization of a dream and the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by 10 astute founders: Elder Watson Diggs, John Milton Lee, Byron Kenneth Armstrong, Guy Levis Grant, Ezra Dee Alexander, Henry Tourner Asher, Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul Waymond Caine, Edward Giles Irvin and George Wesley Edmonds.

It was the vision of these noble men that enabled them during the academic year of 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.


The Aiken (SC) Alumni Chapter was granted a charter on August 22, 1975, under Province Polemarch Joseph Johnson. The official charter was signed on September 20, 1975, by Grand Poelmarch Elbert E. Allen and Grand Keeper of Records and Exchequer Hillary H. Holloway. The charter members are Hayward Barnwell, Earl Blassengale, Ervin Baxter, Willie Bradley, James C. Cato, Abram English, Jr., Fred Gibson, Donald Kitt, Moses Mims, Jr., Thomas C. Owens and Clarence Raiford. 

The official chartering ceremony was held on September 25, 1975, at the Ramada Inn in Aiken, South Carolina, and was administered by Province Polemarch Joseph Johnson. 

Since the chartering of Aiken Alumni, new brothers have been initiated and brothers have been reclaimed. The chapter has engaged in the community service projects such as adopt a school programs, adopt a parkway program, and support of childhood intervention programs. 

The chapter has consistently met all of this obligations to the Southeastern Province and to the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

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