Kappa Psi


Kappa Psi

Infobox Fraternity | name = Kappa Psi
letters = ΚΨ
crest =
colors = Scarlet and Cadet Gray
flower = Red Carnation
publication = The Mask
birthplace = Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut
founded = May 30, 1879
chapters = 73 collegiate, 52 graduate
type = Professional Pharmacy
address = 2060 N Collins Boulevard Suite 128
city = Richardson
state = Texas, 75080
country = United States of America
homepage = [http://www.kappapsi.org www.kappapsi.org]

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated, (ΚΨ) is the oldest and largest professional pharmaceutical fraternity in the world. It was founded on May 30, 1879, by F. Harvey Smith on the campus of Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut. The Central Office of Kappa Psi is located in Richardson, Texas. Kappa Psi first chartered a Chapter at a College of Pharmacy in 1898 at Columbia University. At that time Kappa Psi was a medical and pharmaceutical Fraternity. In 1924, the fraternity split into Kappa Psi and Theta Kappa Psi, the medical fraternity. Currently, there are 73 active collegiate chapters and 52 graduate chapters across the United States, Canada, and The Bahamas, and over 80,000 people have been initiated into the fraternity since its inception.

In 1976, Kappa Psi admitted females into the fraternity, and now the vast majority of the member chapters are co-ed. Those chapters that remain all-male have done so because of the strong activity of other professional fraternities and sororities on campus who attract those interested in alternative bases of membership, such as co-ed or all-female.

List of Chapters

Kappa Psi consists of 73 collegiate and 52 graduate chapters organized into 9 regional provinces.

Active Collegiate Chapters

*Epsilon: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
*Theta: Medical College of Virginia
*Iota: Medical University of South Carolina
*Mu: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
*Nu: University of Connecticut
*Xi: The Ohio State University
*Pi: Purdue University
*Rho: University of Kansas
*Sigma: University of Maryland
*Upsilon: University of Kentucky
*Chi: University of Illinois-Chicago
*Psi: University of Tennessee-Memphis
*Beta Gamma: University of California-San Francisco
*Beta Delta: Albany College of Pharmacy (Union University)
*Beta Epsilon: University of Rhode Island
*Beta Eta: West Virginia University
*Beta Kappa: University of Pittsburgh
*Beta Lambda: University of Toledo
*Beta Nu: Creighton University
*Beta Xi: University of North Carolina
*Beta Omicron: University of Washington
*Beta Pi: Washington State University
*Beta Rho: University of Mississippi
*Beta Sigma: North Dakota State University
*Beta Upsilon: Butler University
*Beta Phi: University of Cincinnati
*Beta Chi: Drake University
*Beta Psi: University of Wisconsin
*Beta Omega: Temple University
*Gamma Epsilon: University of Nebraska
*Gamma Zeta: Samford University
*Gamma Eta: University of Montana
*Gamma Theta: University of Missouri-Kansas City
*Gamma Iota: State University of New York-Buffalo
*Gamma Kappa: South Dakota State University
*Gamma Nu: University of the Pacific
*Gamma Xi: University of South Carolina
*Gamma Omicron: University of Oklahoma
*Gamma Pi: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
*Gamma Rho: University of New Mexico
*Gamma Sigma: University of Florida
*Gamma Upsilon: University of Arizona
*Gamma Phi: University of Georgia
*Gamma Chi: Ferris State University
*Gamma Psi: Mercer University
*Gamma Omega: University of Arkansas
*Delta Beta: Southwestern Oklahoma State University
*Delta Gamma: Auburn University
*Delta Delta: University of Houston
*Delta Epsilon: Duquesne University
*Delta Zeta: University of Iowa
*Delta Eta: Xavier University of Louisiana
*Delta Theta: Texas Southern University
*Delta Iota: Florida A&M University
*Delta Kappa: Howard University
*Delta Lambda: Campbell University
*Delta Mu: University of British Columbia
*Delta Nu: Midwestern University-Chicago
*Delta Xi: Shenandoah University
*Delta Omicron: Wilkes University
*Delta Pi: Texas Tech University
*Delta Rho: Nova Southeastern University
*Delta Sigma: Midwestern University-Glendale
*Delta Tau: University of Southern Nevada
*Delta Upsilon: Palm Beach Atlantic University
*Delta Phi: University of California-San Diego
*Delta Psi: University of Minnesota-Duluth
*Delta Omega: South University
*Epsilon Beta: University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
*Epsilon Gamma: Western University of Health Sciences
*Epsilon Delta: University of Appalachia
*Epsilon Epsilon: Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
*Mu Omicron Pi: Wayne State University

Active Graduate Chapters

*Ada Graduate
*Albany Graduate
*Arizona Graduate
*Auburn Graduate
*Boston Graduate
*Buffalo Graduate
*Buies Creek Graduate
*Central Michigan Graduate
*Central New York Graduate
*Cincinnati Graduate
*Cleveland Graduate
*Columbus Graduate
*Connecticut Graduate
*Detroit Graduate
*Georgia Graduate
*Harrisburg Graduate
*Illinois Graduate
*Indiana Graduate
*Iowa Graduate
*Kansas City Graduate
*Kentucky Graduate
*Lake Beauty Graduate
*Los Angeles Graduate
*Louisiana Graduate
*Maryland Graduate
*Minnesota Graduate
*Montana Graduate
*Nebraska Graduate
*New Jersey Graduate
*New York Graduate
*North Carolina Graduate
*North Dakota Graduate
*North Florida Graduate
*Oklahoma Graduate
*Pacific Graduate
*Philadelphia Graduate
*Pittsburgh Graduate
*Pocono Graduate
*Portland Graduate
*Providence Graduate
*Saint Louis Graduate
*San Francisco Graduate
*Seattle Graduate
*South Carolina Graduate
*South Dakota Graduate
*Southeast Florida-Bahamas Graduate
*Southwestern Graduate
*Tampa Graduate
*Tennessee Graduate
*Texas Graduate
*Virginia Graduate
*West Virginia Graduate
*Wisconsin Graduate

Dormant Collegiate Chapters

"These are formerly active chapters at schools of pharmacy, and the school is still active."
*Eta: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
*Tau: University of Southern California
*Omega: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
*Beta Zeta: Oregon State University
*Gamma Delta: Ohio Northern University
*Gamma Lambda: Northeastern University
*Gamma Gamma: University of Texas at Austin
*Gamma Mu: University of Louisiana at Monroe

Discontinued Collegiate Pharmacy Chapters

"These are formerly active chapters at schools of pharmacy, and the pharmacy school no longer exists."
*Gamma: Columbia University College of Pharmacy
*Beta Beta: Western Reserve University (Case Western Reserve University)
*Beta Theta: Tulane University
*Beta Iota: North Pacific College of Oregon
*Beta Mu: Valparaiso University
*Gamma Tau: George Washington University

Grand Council Convention

Kappa Psi holds its national convention biennially. The [http://53rdgcc.kappapsi.org 2007 Convention] site was Boston, Massachusetts. The host chapters were Mu and Boston Graduate. Mu also celebrated its 100th anniversary. Other convention sites include San Diego, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Williamsburg, Kalispell MT, Detroit, New Orleans, Kansas City, Philadelphia (in 1976), Scottsdale AZ (100th Anniversary), Jackson Hole WY, Fort Lauderdale, Marco Island FL, South Padre Island TX, and North Falmouth MA. Until 2007, the largest attendance was the 48th Convention (1997) in Myrtle Beach (440 registrants). The 53rd GCC in Boston broke the record with 441 in attendance. Myrtle Beach was also the host city in 1983. The 54th Grand Council Convention is scheduled for Clearwater, Florida, August 4-8,2009, at the Clearwater Beach Hilton
with room rates starting at $139/nite.

National Officers

In Boston, at the 53rd Grand Council Convention 2007, the following brothers were elected to International Office: Grand Regent - Lawrence "LB" Brown; Grand Vice Regent - E. Ben Welch; Grand Counselor - Andrew Frasco; Grand Historian - Kali Jernigan; Grand Ritualist - Melissa O'Neill; Graduate Member-at-Large - Peter M. Brody Jr.; and Collegiate Member-at-Large - Brian "Bubba" MacDonald. The Immediate Past Grand Regent is David E. Maszkiewicz. As of October 2008, the Executive Director is Mr. Johnny Porter.

In 2005, Mr. David E. Maszkiewicz was elected Grand Regent of the fraternity at the [http://www.kappapsi.org/national/harvey/gccs.php?id=52 52nd Grand Council Convention] , in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also elected to national office were Grand Vice Regent Sean Higgins, Grand Counselor Rebecca Fahrenbruch, Grand Historian Claudio Faria, Grand Ritualist Andrew Frasco, Graduate Member-at-Large Lawrence Brown, and Collegiate Member-at-Large Kali Jernigan. The Fraternity's Executive Director is Dr. Scott Long and its Immediate Past Grand Regent is Dr. Anthony Palmieri.


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