Membership is a solemn commitment.
To this Fraternity, the maker of the commitment becomes synonymous with the commitment itself.
Membership in Kappa Alpha Psi is a lifelong dedication to the ideas and lofty purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi, which considers for membership only those aspirants whose personal, social and academic qualifications are acceptable to both the College and Fraternity. Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.
Maturity is more than simply reaching a certain age. Maturity to us means acceptance of reality, the ability to sacrifice and set goals, consideration of others, incisive judgment, emotional balance, development of social skills, intellectual competence, and moral rectitude. We expect our members to be mature.
Dedication means putting those characteristics of maturity into a lifelong program of action to advance the goals and purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi.
We expect our members to be dedicated. We recognize that many young men are limited in experiences and unschooled in the complexities of group dynamics. Therefore, one of the primary membership goals of Kappa Alpha Psi is to prepare members for a lifetime of dedication to the Fraternity. Kappa Alpha Psi hopes that its members will come to understand how the socializing influences of the group will contribute to personal advancement and achievement in all endeavors. But do not let personal goals supersede those of the Fraternity. A person who feels he would do the Fraternity a favor by joining is not worthy of membership. No one who holds himself superior to the Brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi is worthy of this distinction.
Basic Requirements for Membership:
Must have achieved a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school/university
Must be of positive moral character
Must acquire three (3) letters of recommendation from current financial members of Kappa Alpha Psi...Two(2) of which MUST be from current members of the Miami Alumni Chapter.
Positive affirmation from the general membership of the Miami Alumni Chapter
DISCLAIMER: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc has outlawed the practices of pledging and being subjected to hazing as prerequisites to membership into the fraternity.
The policy statement outlines the fraternity's position on pledging and hazing.