Fast Facts



1904 at New York University


Nearly 240,000 initiated members world-wide


Chartered at more than 300 campuses in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Vision Statement

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders

Core Values

In developing principled business leaders, Alpha Kappa Psi adheres to these lifetime values:

Brotherhood– Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and aid to brothers is the expected norm

Knowledge – Education and experience is emphasized and shared

Integrity – All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness

Service – Sharing of time, talent and treasure with society and with our fraternity is a priority

Unity – A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future

Guiding Principles

Building Brotherhood - The esoteric quality we call "Brotherhood” is of vital importance though difficult to define. Our members, from the day they become brothers until the end of their lives, foster a great love of the fraternity and a fondness for brother members. While brotherhood manifests itself in a multitude of ways, at its center is a sense of duty and respect for both the fraternity and individual members. All activities and decisions that involve the fraternity are guided by a sense of stewardship and selflessness. Members are anchored by the need to do what is in the best interest of the fraternity as a whole and are not swayed by individual self-interest.

Lifelong Learning - College is merely the beginning of business education. Our members share their knowledge and experiences openly with the people they work with, regardless of rank or position. In addition, they seek out opportunities to share their real-world experience with brother members, and in doing so they enhance the lifelong learning of those members.

High Ethical Standards - While the business world offers many opportunities for success and advancement, it also requires us to make decisions about how we succeed. Our members understand the importance of making decisions and conducting business in a way that takes into account both legal and ethical considerations. Our members serve as role models through their consistently fair and ethical conduct.

Improving Communities - Much is expected of those to whom much is given. Business professionals who seek to improve the communities in which they do business improve lives and develop goodwill. Our members actively give back to their communities through volunteer activities and monetary support.

Enhancing the Fraternity for Life - College chapters serve as living laboratories for classroom concepts and professional conduct. In turn, lessons learned in the fraternity prepare members for success in the business world. Because they recognize the value and importance of our Fraternity, our members are united in their passion to build a legacy for the future. They support the fraternity through volunteer leadership and monetary gifts.


Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes that
We live in deeds, not years;
In thought, not breath;
In service, not in figures on the dial.
We count time by heart throbs,
When they beat for God, for man, for duty.
He lives most who thinks most,
Is noblest, acts the best.

Fraternity Statistics - 2011-12

  • Number of active student chapters: 228
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted:9 (Temple University, Southern Oregon University, Monmouth University, Columbia University, Loyola Marymount University, California State University-Longbeach, Shenandoah University, Coastal Carolina University, West Virginia State University)
  • Initiates: 6905
  • Number of student members: 14,447
  • Principled Business Leadership Institute attendance: 3,865

Fraternity Statistics - 2010-11

  • Number of active student chapters: 219
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted:9 (University of Dayton, Baruch College, San Francisco State University, California State University - San Bernardino, Portland State University, Syracuse University, George Mason University, Bentley University, University of Rochester)
  • Initiates: 6552
  • Number of student members: 12,794
  • Principled Business Leadership Institute attendance: 3,626

Fraternity Statistics - 2009-10

  • Number of active student chapters: 216
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 3 in Canada)
  • New charters granted:12 (Grand Valley State, SUNY Geneseo, Howard, North Carolina - Greensboro, Richmond, Illinois Wesleyan, Illinois State, Connecticut, Stony Brook, Louisiana Tech, Texas - Dallas, Memphis)
  • Initiates: 6365
  • Number of student members: 12,806
  • Principled Business Leadership Institute attendance: 3,405

Fraternity Statistics - 2008-09

  • Number of active student chapters: 207
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 3 in Canada)
  • New charters granted: 8 (Delaware, New Hampshire, British Columbia, Western Washington, Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada-Reno, California-Merced)
  • Initiates: 5,863
  • Number of student members: 11,912
  • Principled Business Leadership Institute (formerly Success Institute) attendance: 2,854

Fraternity Statistics - 2007-08

  • Number of active student chapters: 202
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted: 5 (Boston, Binghamton, Pepperdine, George Washington, Drexel)
  • Initiates: 5,988
  • Number of student members: 10,907
  • Success Institute attendance: 3,086

Fraternity Statistics - 2006-07

  • Number of active student chapters: 199
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted: 5 (Duke, Furman, Illinois - Chicago, Maryland, South Carolina)
  • Initiates: 6,001
  • Number of student members: 10,237
  • Success Institute attendance: 2,351

Fraternity Statistics - 2005-06

  • Number of active student chapters: 197
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted: 9 (Delaware State, Eastern Kentucky, Emory, Florida A&M, Georgetown, Maine, Tennessee - Chattanooga, Towson, Vanderbilt)
  • Initiates: 5,697
  • Initiates since 1904: more than 235,000
  • Number of student members: 9,834
  • Success Institute attendance: 2,287

Fraternity Statistics - 2004-05

  • Number of active student chapters: 190
  • (Including 1 in the United Kingdom & 2 in Canada)
  • New charters granted: 11 (Carnegie Mellon, Wake Forest, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Clemson, Nova Southeastern, Calgary, New Mexico, University at Buffalo, Alabama-Birmingham, San Jose State, Santa Clara)
  • Initiates: 5,598
  • Initiates since 1904: more than 230,000
  • Number of student members: 8,500
  • Convention attendance (Las Vegas): 805
  • Success Institute attendance: 2,273
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