The Alpha Kappa Psi Oral History Project
What Alpha Kappa Psi story will you share?
- Can you trace your career back to a defining moment?
- Have your chapter connections turned into lifelong friendships?
- Were you a student member during a historical moment?
- Did somebody in Alpha Kappa Psi have a significant impact on your life?
- Did you meet your sweetheart in Alpha Kappa Psi?
With our limited resources, we’d never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real, live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Alpha Kappa Psi Memories book that we can share with all members. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.
Do I have to buy something?
No. This project is being done at NO COST. The project is completely funded by the Alpha Kappa Psi members who choose to purchase the Alpha Kappa Psi Memories book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other AKPsi branded merchandise such as a t-shirt, crew neck sweatshirt, and duffle bag. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Alpha Kappa Psi Memories book. Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing members and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.
Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. After the stories are collected, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data.
We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories.
PCI Contact Information
If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. Tell me more about the project.
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity and how the organization helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.
Does Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
- Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
- Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our organization
- Revenue – generates donation revenue for member programs
- Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law.
I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?
- If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity at the conclusion of the project.
- If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
How can I participate if I am hearing or speech impaired?
If you would like to participate and are hearing or speech impaired, please email email@example.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
Can I choose what information prints in the publication?
The only information that is included in the publication is your name and your chapter, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your member record for the organization. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before 10/13/2023 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.
You can call back at any time before 10/13/2023 to share your story.
I shared a story and the representative said I could send a photo. How do I do this?
You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
Can anyone purchase a book?
The Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity members.
I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.
I ordered items from PCI. When will I receive those?
Items ordered from PCI will ship during the first quarter of 2024.