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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated is the second oldest collegiate historically Black Greek Letter Fraternity and the first intercollegiate Fraternity incorporated as a national body.


On January 5th 1911, our Founding Fathers initiated a bond that has produced many firsts: the first Black astronaut, the first Black Mayor of a major U.S. city, legendary athletes, and a multitude of Black legislators and litigators; truly living up to its purpose of Achievement In Every Field of Human Endeavor.

Our Team

Immanuel Blake
Nigel Opoku-Achampong
Polemarch

Fraternity History

A History of Achievement

At Indiana University, where Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated was founded, Blacks made up less than 1% of the student body.

​On January 5th, 1911 , Elder Watson Diggs , Byron K. Armstrong, John M. Lee, Henry T. Asher, Marcus P. Blakemore, Guy L. Grant, Paul W. Caine, George W. Edmonds, Ezra D. Alexander and Edward G. Irvin, our Founding Fathers, sought to bring Black men together on a campus where Blacks could go weeks without seeing one another.

Chartered and incorporated originally under the laws of the state of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15th, 1911.

​The name was changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on the resolution offered and adopted at the fourth Grand Chapter in December 1914. This change became effective on April 15th, 1915.

First Grand Chapter Meeting in 1911
Our Ten Founding Fathers

Chapter History

The Showtime Nupes were not the first Kappas on The Johns Hopkins University Campus. Throughout history many Hopkins Nupes crossed through Coppin State University, the Zeta Gamma of Kappa Alpha Psi , but in 2017 our first polemarch, Kaceme Porter, worked with Calvin Smith to bring a chapter of our bond to Hopkins through the Lambda Zeta Chapter.

As a Colony of Towson University, the Lambda Zeta of Kappa Alpha Psi, three lines crossed at The Johns Hopkins University:

The Dawn of A New Era

Kaceme Porter (Ace)

Uchenna Nwokeji (Deuce)

Chijoike Oranye (Tre)

Xavier Griffith (Tail)

The Second Koming

Christopher Bean (Ace)

Alpha Bah (Deuce)

The Final Four

Noah Wright (Ace)

Emmanuel Ochieng (Deuce)

Nigel Opoku-Achampong (Tre)

Talal Widatalla (Tail)

October 20th 2019

On October 20th, 2019, after becoming eligible for Chapter status with the initiation of the "Final Four", The Lambda Zeta Colony became The Rho Upsilon Chapter

Meet The Nupes

Kaceme Porter

"The Professor"

Cross Date: Fall 2017

Graduation Year: 2019

Major:

Home Town: Cherry Hill, NJ

Aspirtions: Neo-Natologist

Uchenna Nwokeji

"Cheddar"

Cross Date: Fall 2017

Graduation Year: 2019

Major:

Home Town: Harrisburg, Philadelphia

Aspirations: Cardiologist

Chijoike Oranye

"Lennox Lewis

Cross Date: Fall 2017

Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Public Health

Home Town: Benin City, Nigeria

Aspirations: Healthcare Consultant and Politician

Xavier Griffith

"X-Factor"

Cross Date: Fall 2017

Graduation Year: 2019

Major: Engineering

Home Town: Baltimore County, Maryland

Aspirations: Bio-Medical Engineer

Christopher Bean

"Konscious"

Cross Date: Fall 2018

Graduation Year: 2021

Major:

Home Town: Sacramento, CA

Aspirtions: Orthopedic Surgeon

Alpha Bah

"Khemist"

Cross Date: Fall 2018

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Natural Science & Public Health

Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia

Aspirations: Physician & Behavioral Scientist

Noah Wright

"Kid Kudi"

Cross Date: Spring 2019

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Psychology

Home Town: Teaneck, NJ

Aspirations: Human Resources Manager

Emmanuel Ochieng

"Riko Suave"

Cross Date: Spring 2019

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Cognitive Science

Home Town: Columbus Ohio

Aspirations: Healthcare Administrator

Nigel Opoku-Achampong

"Konkrete"

Cross Date: Spring 2019

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Public Health

Home Town: Ware, Massachusetts

Aspirations: Orthopedic Surgeon

Talal Widatalla

"King Midas"

Cross Date: Spring 2019

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Cell Biology

Home Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Aspirations: Bio-technician / Physician

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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Rho Upsilon (E) Chapter

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Baltimore MD 21218