Membership Information & Intake

Membership is a solemn commitment. To this Fraternity, the maker of the commitment becomes synonymous with the commitment itself. 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. Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.

Maturity is more than simply reaching a certain age. Maturity to us means acceptance of reality, the ability to sacrifice and set goals, consideration of others, incisive judgment, emotional balance, development of social skills, intellectual competence, and moral rectitude. We expect our members to be mature.

Dedication means putting those characteristics of maturity into a lifelong program of action to advance the goals and purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi. We expect our members to be dedicated.

But do not let personal goals supersede those of the Fraternity. A person who feels he would do the Fraternity a favor by joining is not worthy of membership. No one who holds himself superior to the Brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi is worthy of this distinction.

Kappa Alpha Psi is not interested in the simple accumulation of members and chapters. Its emphasis, however, is in the quality and integrity of its membership. Membership quality manifests itself through an intangible element of brotherhood we call “that Good Old Kappa Spirit.” Acceptable qualities of Kappa Alpha Psi members include:

  • The disposition to live in close companionship with men of similar values.
  • The wisdom to abide by the will of the majority without sacrificing individuality.
  • The discretion to refrain from destructive criticism while seeking to remove the causes of such criticism.
  • The acceptance of responsibility for any effort that moves the group forward.
  • The desire to strive for, and ultimately achieve, excellence in everything you do.
  • The commitment to train for leadership.
  • The resolution to give lifelong financial support and commitment to the maintenance and development of the Fraternity’s programs and purposes.

If you are interested in seeking membership, please contact our MTA chairman at mta@benchmarkkappas.org. Please ensure the subject of your email is Membership Intake.

Our Fraternity’s Position on Hazing

Maryland Charity Campaign

We are excited to announce that the Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. through its philanthropic arm, The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore (KAPFMB), will be participating in the 2020-21 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC). The MCC is the State’s charitable giving program used by Maryland State Employees and Retirees. Through the MCC, state employees and retirees have the ability to support nearly 1,000 worthwhile charities that deliver vital services across Maryland and beyond.  The KAPFMB is one organization delivering such vital services.

It is our goal this year to raise $25,000 through the MCC in order to enable the KAPFMB to continue its mission of strengthening Baltimore by mentoring at risk youth and serving in the community. 

We are asking all brothers that are Maryland State employees or retirees to work with us to garner support for donations to the Foundation by designating your donation to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore (MCC# 521944540) and sharing with your friends and on social media. 

We are also encouraging Brothers who are not State employees to inform State employees they know about this easy opportunity to contribute to a great cause important to you.

Through the MCC, a pledge of just $1 (the cost of a soda!) per paycheck ($26 total!) will help us support the young men of the Benchmark Kappa League and provide a warm holiday meal for those in need.

If you work for the State or have any questions about the program, please contact Brother Kagame Li-A-Ping at kagame.liaping@gmail.com.