Picture: Florida State University, birthplace of Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, Incorporated.
About Kappa Psi Kappa
2001 was a year of historical events that would impact the country as a whole forever; bringing us all together in solidarity, humanity and love. It was the year of service, brotherhood and the birth of a movement, heralded by the colors baby blue and gold. On August 17, 2001 in Tallahassee, Florida, on the campus of Florida State University, four men were in the beginning stages of the creation of a groundbreaking new fraternal order.
Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, Inc. was formed by D. Sean Benjamin and Rollen Scarboro and later joined by two more men of vision, Vermeil Haynes and John Manual. These men are the "Illustrious Elite" of Kappa Psi Kappa. From this union, the foundation of the fraternity was laid based on promoting the high ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Service and Leadership. After hard work and determination, their brainchild saw light and Kappa Psi Kappa was Incorporated under the Articles of Incorporation in the State of Florida on October 3, 2001.
During the final stages of organization, a small recruitment effort was executed. The four “Illustrious Elite” were joined by Robert Smith. His substantial efforts and input completed the foundation of the fraternity earning his place as a founder, officially establishing the five “Illustrious Elite” founders of Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, Inc. Like clay, the future of the fraternity laid in the palms of these five “Kaptivating Men” to be molded for greatness. Greatness was ominously achieved as Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity Inc. has become a renowned presence in communities across the nation.
Since then the Fraternity has continued to grow under the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Service, and Leadership with the added Elements of Cooperation, Culture, and Patience. With these tenets Kappa Psi Kappa has effected positive change in many communities across the United States and continues to expand its efforts of a collective of men growing together and changing the world through positive efforts. With the Vision of a Brotherhood, Never Settling in the Past, but Striving for the Future, men of Kappa Psi Kappa have done thousands of hours of community service, donated countless dollars and items to in-need agencies, and advocated for communities whose voices needed to be heard.
Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity now has many Chapters and Colonies, each in their own area of the country, working hard daily in the name of the fraternity. But what is the greatest testament of the power of this Brotherhood is when we can make concerted efforts to make definitive changes, efforts that are not hindered by the miles between us. Our many events throughout the year are celebrated reunions, which reestablish old bonds and forge new ones with gladness and camaraderie. Kappa Psi Kappa is a support system, safe haven, and gestalt to destiny. Men of this fraternity do not rest on their laurels, but are constantly working to achieve more for the fraternity, to bring in new service opportunities, to increase advocacy work, and to bring new members into the collective.
One Brotherhood, One Bond is not just a saying, it is a mantra for every Brother to remember, and guides our every move.
The Mission of Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, Incorporated is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Community Service, Public Service, Leadership Development, and the education of all people are what Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity aims for. Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity will address concerns and aspects that impact all communities educationally, civilly, and sexually.