Promoting Professional and Philanthropic Development

Posted on December 12, 2017

Student Organization Profile: Alpha Kappa Psi

As a co-ed business fraternity open to all majors, UNCG’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi has worked to help its members, known as “brothers,” with professional development since it was founded 2010. They provide opportunities for the brothers to work on their resumes and learn skills such as public speaking, interviewing, and salary negotiation. They collaborate with other UNCG campus organizations as well as other Alpha Kappa Psi chapters at High Point University, Coastal Carolina University, and South Carolina State University.

During the fall semester, they hosted two business professionals. The first discussed thinking like an entrepreneur, and the second guest gave both Alpha Kappa Psi brothers and BBSA members interviewing and salary negotiation tips. One of the larger events they attended was BBSA’s Black Business Expo in November. There, members of BBSA, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, and Omega Psi Phi met and networked with black businesses and professionals, potentially finding employment opportunities.

The fraternity also holds a number of service projects and events. When hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, the brothers set up a table in the EUC collecting non-perishable food items, clothing, and money to help those affected by the storms. In early November, they had a fundraiser called “Pie a Brother” where, for a dollar, students could throw a pie at their favorite Alpha Kappa Psi member.

The events they hold, whether professional, philanthropic, or social, all tie into the values that Alpha Kappa Psi promotes: experience, friendship, teamwork, professional development, and dedication. Chapter president Brittany Alston ’18 plans on helping ensure these values are instilled in the brothers as she works to expand membership from its current 45 brothers to 80. She also hopes to diversify their membership. “Right now,” said Alston, “the fraternity’s demographic is predominantly African American and female. Having a diverse membership allows brothers to know people with a variety of life experiences and for the chapter to have input from people of different backgrounds.”

For questions and more information, please email the Recruitment/Rush Chair, Tashaunna Hughes, at [email protected]. You can visit their website at and find them on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @uncgakpsi.

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