A Letter From the President
“It’s not a matter about what you do, but rather who you do it with.” This is a quote from my mentor in AKPsi that has helped guide me throughout my college and professional career. When seeking involvement opportunities from organizations on campus, I wanted to surround myself with motivated individuals who I could learn from to develop myself as a professional. It wasn’t until later that I realized I had received much more than what I was looking for. I found a community, family, and a home away from home – not just for my college career, but for life. Throughout my college career, Alpha Kappa Psi has played a crucial role on my professional and personal development. The people I am proud to call my brothers are the same people who help me with interviews, critique my resume, and travel the world with. The AKPsi bond goes far beyond the boundaries of our USC campus. It has given me opportunities to connect with other brothers at UCLA, Berkeley, Stanford, New York and the list goes on forever. Even while traveling in Tokyo, Japan, I was able to meet AKPsi alumni who showed me love and welcomed me with open arms. Within your college career and any part of your life, I believe it is crucial to find your place. I can say with confidence that I have found mine – so should you!
In U-- and I--,
chris tan, Class of 2018
History of Alpha Kappa Psi
In 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond.
In developing principled business leaders, Alpha Kappa Psi adheres to 5 lifetime values: Brotherhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Service and Unity. Brotherhood represents trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and that aid to brother members is the expected norm; Knowledge represents education and that experience is emphasized and shared; Integrity represents that all actions, whether in business of in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness; Service represents that the sharing of time, talent, and treasure with society and with out fraternity is priority; and Unity represents that a common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future. Our vision is that Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.
College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club - it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interest and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities.
Trust, respect, cooperation, and support to lean on one another as family.
An emphasis on education and staying curious about the world around us.
Guiding actions through ethical behavior and staying true to oneself.
Common understanding and the achievement of more as a united front.