In keeping with its tradition of ACHIEVEMENT in the Charleston Community, The Charleston, South Carolina Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated its 74th Anniversary at Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
The Charleston SC Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. received its charter on March 10, 1945 and has been one of the leading chapters in the Charleston Greek community, and within Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The Chapter annually hosts several outreach and social events, including crab cracks, boat rides, family outings, and their signature “Black and White” Diamond Ball. The Chapter is dedicated to giving back to the community and focuses on scholarship and community service which include mentoring programs, Habitat for Humanity building projects, feedings at the 180 Place, and donations to the Lowcountry Food Bank.
The March 10th Founders Day Program highlighted the achievements of the Chapter and recognize individual chapter members and members of the community for their personal achievements. Community members recognized for their contributions and service included North Charleston Police Chief Reggie L. Burgess and Christan Rainey, founder of Men Against Domestic Violence (M.A.D. USA). The local chapter also awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior attending college in the fall.
The Charleston SC Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is the third oldest Alumni chapter in the Fraternity’s Southeastern Province. Charter members of the chapter were brothers: Edward Jenkins, Edward Graham, James Michel Graves, Walter Jackson, and Moses Freeman.
The Charleston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi continues to strive for “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor”, and continues to be a leading entity in the Charleston Community and the Fraternity as we embark on our next Century of SERVICE.