ALPHA KAPPA PSI HISTORY
In 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond.
College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities.
With 13 regions spread across three countries and 2 continents, this fraternity is one of the largest professional fraternities in the world. There are nearly 240,000 initiated members and more than 300 chapters, today it continues to grow .With over a hundred years of history, the fraternity has touched millions of lives and taught both its members and the public to demand and appreciate higher ideals in business.
OMEGA BETA CHAPTER
The Omega Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi was installed at Western Washington University on February 21st, 2009. We have over 70 members, many of which you may recognize from the campus community. We are always recruiting new members, and we accept new members at least twice a year through a process known as pledging.
What do we do? The better question is what do we NOT do! We host professional events, perform community service, travel to other chapters, work on our leadership skills, help each other in school, volunteer on campus, network with alumni and business leaders, work on team-building; the list is endless! The common thread throughout all of these activities is our bond of brotherhood, which is one of our defining qualities that makes us different than any club on campus.
We encourage you to learn more about us and to come get involved! The experiences and friendships gained through this organization are unlike any other, and any of our members will be proud to tell you how their involvement in Alpha Kappa Psi has helped shape the rest of their lives.
Special Thank You to Stephanie Cheng for providing most of the images on the website.
In developing principled business leaders, Alpha Kappa Psi adheres to these lifetime values:
Brotherhood– Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and aid to brothers is the expected norm
Knowledge – Education and experience is emphasized and shared
Integrity – All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness
Service – Sharing of time, talent and treasure with society and with our fraternity is a priority
Unity – A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future
Building Brotherhood ‐ The esoteric quality we call "Brotherhood” is of vital importance though difficult to define. Our members, from the day they become brothers until the end of their lives, foster a great love of the fraternity and a fondness for brother members. While brotherhood manifests itself in a multitude of ways, at its center is a sense of duty and respect for both the fraternity and individual members. All activities and decisions that involve the fraternity are guided by a sense of stewardship and selflessness. Members are anchored by the need to do what is in the best interest of the fraternity as a whole and are not swayed by individual self‐interest.
Lifelong Learning ‐ College is merely the beginning of business education. Our members share their knowledge and experiences openly with the people they work with, regardless of rank or position. In addition, they seek out opportunities to share their real‐world experience with brother members, and in doing so they enhance the lifelong learning of those members.
High Ethical Standards ‐ While the business world offers many opportunities for success and advancement, it also requires us to make decisions about how we succeed. Our members understand the importance of making decisions and conducting business in a way that takes into account both legal and ethical considerations. Our members serve as role models through their consistently fair and ethical conduct.
Improving Communities ‐ Much is expected of those to whom much is given. Business professionals who seek to improve the communities in which they do business improve lives and develop goodwill. Our members actively give back to their communities through volunteer activities and monetary support.
Enhancing the Fraternity for Life ‐ College chapters serve as living laboratories for classroom concepts and professional conduct. In turn, lessons learned in the fraternity prepare members for success in the business world. Because they recognize the value and importance of our Fraternity, our members are united in their passion to build a legacy for the future. They support the fraternity through volunteer leadership and monetary gifts.