Happy Founder’s Day! 15 Of Our Favorite Celebrity Kappas

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Since January 5th, 1911 the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi have continued to build upon a rich history of leadership, academic excellence and brotherhood. The fraternity was founded at Indiana University Bloomington by 10 African American men who believed in community and solidarity. The Kappa motto is “Achievement in every field of human endeavor” and their members prove this to be true everyday. Find out who’s a Kappa man and why we love them!

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick pledged Kappa Alpha Psi at the University of Nevada Reno.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Kansas University where he was dean of his pledge class in 1955.

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Arthur Ashe

The late, great Arthur Ashe was the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He also pledged the Upsilon chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Marc Lamont Hill

Academic, journalist, and activist Marc Lamont Hill is a proud and active member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Smokie Norful

Gosepl singer Smokie Norful is a proud member of the Gamma Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

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Tavis Smiley

Talk show host and social commentator Tavis Smiley pledged Kappa Alpha Psi during his sophomore year at Indiana University Bloomington in 1983.

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Robert L. Johnson

BET founder Robert L. Johnson pledged Kappa Alpha Psi during his undergraduate years at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Rev. Ralph Abernathy

The late Dr. Rev. Ralph Abernathy was a distinguished Kappa man who fought for equal rights alongside Martin Luther King in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer pledged the Mu Zeta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Oscar Robertson

Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson pledged Kappa Alpha Psi.

John Singleton

John Singleton crossed Kappa Alpha Psi while he attended the University of Southern California in 1990.

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Nnamdi Asomugha

Kerry Washington’s hubby Nnamdi Asomugha is a Kappa man.

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Byron Cage

Gospel musician Byron Cage is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
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