Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity, founded in 1904 with the purpose of developing its members into principled business leaders.
It all started when...
In 1904, at New York University, four determined business men (later known as the “Brooklyn Four") walked home across the Brooklyn Bridge every night. The spirit of brotherhood grew so strong in the hearts and minds of these men that they recognized the need for an organization to perpetuate it. That was the start of Alpha Kappa Psi, a brotherhood founded upon brotherhood, knowledge, integrity, service, and unity. Alpha Kappa Psi, the first professional fraternity in business, had its inaugural meeting on October 5, 1904.
On March 20, 1905, they applied to the State of New York for a charter of incorporation. This application was handwritten by Frederic R. Leach and signed by the ten Founders (George L. Bergen, Irving L. Camp, Robert S. Douglas, Daniel V. Duff., Howard M. Jefferson, Nathan Lane, Jr., Frederick R. Leach, Morris S. Rachmil, William O. Tremaine, and Herbert M. Wright). The the State of New York approved the charter of incorporation in the name of Alpha Kappa Psi on May 20, 1905.
Since its incorporation, Alpha Kappa Psi has expanded to over 230 college chapters and over 75 alumni chapters. The organization emphasizes academic excellence and ethical businesses across all industries. And with over 300,000 alumni, we provide our brothers with a network of opportunity, brotherhood, and tools to grow.