The Albany (NY) Alumni Chapter continues to perpetuate the traditions, ideals and principles of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and its achievements by following in the footsteps of its ten founders.
Albany (NY) Alumni Chapter was granted a charter by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. on December 4, 1971. The ten charter members, Arthur Allen (deceased), Joseph Allen, David Bowie, Edward Brooks, Alfred Griffin (deceased), Eugene Massenburg, Seth Spellman (deceased), John Wells (deceased), Kent Williams and Harrison Woods were dedicated to introducing the ideals of the Fraternity to New York's Capital District.
In 1977 the Chapter began an expansion program which has since initiated more than thirty applicants, many of whom have achieved prominence in the Capital District community. Amongst the initiates, Brother Theodore Jones not only later became the Chapter Polemarch, but also received the James M. Kidd Award. Early in 1980 the Chapter hosted the C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference. Another of the Chapter’s most notable achievements was its gathering of the Northeastern Province Council for the 64th annual meeting in 1994 and the 82nd annual meeting in 2012. As part of the Provincial expansion, the Chapter has initiated two undergraduate Chapters, Kappa Rho at the University at Albany, and Nu Pi at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
In keeping with the traditions, ideals and principles of the Fraternity, Albany (NY) Alumni Chapter has helped the community to achieve its educational goals via the Guide Right Program. The Chapter has committed itself to the community’s health concerns with prostate cancer awareness campaigns. Equally important has been the Chapter’s commitment to provide college scholarships for the under-privileged.