Welcome Back to an Exciting Year!
Since our founding in 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi has been growing and evolving to provide our members with a professional advantage in the workplace and in life. The Fraternity is continuing to develop new and improved programming in support of our Strategic Plan, focused on the “AKPsi Membership Experience,” from pledge to student brother to alumnus.
Last year, Alpha Kappa Psi accomplished a lot:
- We officially retired the Annual Chapter Report and launched the Chapter Success Plan, with a 95% completion rate of submissions going into Fall 2018!
- The pledge education pilot, LEAD, ended, and based on the feedback from our approximately 40 pilot chapters, we’re formally launching the Bridge to Brotherhood this Fall! The Bridge to Brotherhood will be rolling out to Area I, Area IV, and many volunteering chapters in Areas II and III in the next few days. The majority of Areas II and III will transition in Fall 2019.
- The Management Team created the Fraternity’s first Strategic Advisory Councils, one each for Students, Alumni, and Volunteers. The Strategic Advisory Councils are already working to provide feedback on potential programming and the implementation of existing products.
- We chartered two new student chapters, Chi Delta (St. Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania), and Chi Gamma (University of California – Santa Cruz, California.)
While 2017-18 was a year of significant accomplishment, we’re not slowing down this year. Be on the lookout for updates to the awards program, the Chapter Achievement Pathway, PBLI programming, the 60th Alpha Kappa Psi Convention in Dallas, TX next summer, and nothing short of a revolution in the technology that supports our programs and members.
As we all go into the 2018-2019 academic year, remember what makes Alpha Kappa Psi special: the nearly 114-year old brotherhood and the bond we share in our continuous quest to make not just the world of business, but the world of mankind, a better place. Thank you for your hard work last year in keeping Alpha Kappa Psi as the Premier Developer of Principled Business Leaders, and good luck with the upcoming academic year!
Michael G. Dickerson