Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor
Atlanta Alumni Chapter
The Atlanta (GA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was established February 22, 1924 making it the second oldest chapter below the Mason Dixon line, second only to the Pi Chapter at Morehouse College. Throughout the years, the Atlanta Alumni Chapter has served as a shining example of what committed Kappa Men can do. We are extremely active in the community holding an annual Student of the Year Pageant that awards scholarships to deserving students based on criteria such as academics, poise and talent. We also sponsor various local Guide Right Program activities including clothing and food drives and Habitat for Humanity Projects. The Atlanta Alumni Chapter is one of the largest in all of Kappa Alpha Psi. We have consistently been the home of outstanding Kappa men who epitomize the fraternity’s motto of “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor.” Amongst these men are the late Attorney Donald L. Hollowell, and Carl Ware, holders of the Laurel Wreath Award, the highest award presented in Kappa Alpha Psi. The Atlanta Alumni Chapter has served as the host chapter for several Provincial and Grand Chapter Meetings, the most notable being the 46th Grand Chapter Meeting in 1956, the 63rd Grand Chapter Meeting in 1980 and the 74th Grand Chapter Meeting in 1999, often referred to as the largest Conclave in the history of the fraternity. Recognized by the Southeastern Province as the 2004 and 2005 recipient of the J. Michael Graves Large Alumni Chapter of the Year. For over 82 years the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has served as a Beacon in the community and a Diamond in the Southeastern Province. As we continue into the future, the Atlanta Alumni Chapter will continue to focus on Achievement, Service to the community and the development of our Undergraduates.
Stockbridge – Jonesboro Alumni Chapter
The Idea of chartering an Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., in the Stockbridge service area was contributed to the rapid growth of Afro-Americans into the area. It was obvious that an Afro-American Greek Letter Organization was needed to meet the needs of the growing population in North Henry County.
On September 17, 2002, Brother Jeffrey D. Dinkins Sr., called International Headquarters and spoke to Brother Spencer Bruce. Per that conversation, Brother Bruce instructed Brother Dinkins to call Southeastern Polemarch Chester Leaks to inquire about the possibility of chartering a chapter. Also, Brother Bruce faxed Brother Dinkins a listing of brothers that lived south of the airport.
Brother Dinkins called Brother Leaks on the night of September 17, 2002. Brother Dinkins spoke of the great need of establishing a chapter in Stockbridge, Georgia. Brother Leaks suggested contacting brothers via email to determine if others were interested. Brother Dinkins constructed a letter and Brother Christopher B. Chachere assisted with the mailing.
Per the mailing, Brother Willie E. Hopkins was the first to respond. He came to the home of Brother Dinkins to express his interest in potentially chartering a chapter. Shortly afterwards, Brother John L. Stewart Jr., also contacted brother Dinkins to share his support. On November 10, 2002, a meeting was held in the basement of Brother Dinkins’ Home. There were approximately twenty brothers in attendance.
During the meeting, Brother Samuel T. King suggested we include Jonesboro on the charter. He stressed the need for mentoring an effective program in the Jonesboro area. as a result of the close proximity, the brothers all thought that was a very good idea.