#StopAsianHate: Our Statement
Brothers of Kappa Psi Epsilon Mu Chapter, The recent events in Georgia and the waves of Anti-Asian racism across the country are...
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest and
the largest fraternity within the pharmacy profession. We strive to promote the advancements of pharmacy through leadership opportunities, professional growth, and community involvement. We are governed by our four pillars of Industry, Sobriety, Fellowship, and High Ideals.
6,000+ Collegiate Brothers
87,000+ Graduate Brothers
60% of deans from colleges of pharmacy
75% of presidents of APhA
65% of presidents of other pharmacy organizations
...begins at Washington, D.C. in March of 2010. It was there that students from the Orlando campus of the University of Florida approached the Kappa Psi booth during the APhA annual meeting.
We knew Kappa Psi as the oldest and most prestigious pharmaceutical fraternity, and we wanted in. We were put in contact with Brothers at both national and provincial levels, including Grand Vice Regent Kali Weaver, and Province IV Satrap Abe Duncan, to discuss the possibility of starting a new chapter. By this time, word had spread through campus about the possibility of Kappa Psi coming to Orlando.
In August, we had the first meeting with our Pledgemaster Brother Marvin Smith and assistant Pledgemaster Brother Jeremiah McKinley. None of us knew what to expect, but what we got was an experience that would change us forever.
Under the guidance of many collegiate and graduate brothers, we began to understand the history of Kappa Psi and the high ideals for which the Fraternity stands. Most importantly, we got to know each other.
While pledging, we have enjoyed games nights, barbecues, and a trip to the Blue Springs. We provided blood pressure and diabetes screenings as well as education to the faculty and staff at our campus. Our pledge class also prepared and served lunch for the families at the Ronald McDonald house. On November 12, after 11 weeks of assignments and meetings, 16 of us completed the ritual and became Epsilon Mu Brothers.
Brothers from all over Province IV came together for our initiation and chartering. After the official presentation of our charter, we enjoyed speeches from Grand Ritualist Matthew LaCroix and Province IV supervisor Michael Graubart and congratulations from all of the international officers. Paddles were presented to Brothers Marvin Smith and Renee Rose for their guidance, followed by a speech expressing our gratitude from our regent, Karl Healy.
Chartered: November 12, 2010
Taken from Winter 2011 Mask by Matthew Woeber
Epsilon Mu is proud to be ranked one of the eight top Chapters in the 2022 Top International Collegiate Chapter Rankings. This marks our 10th year ranking as a top Chapter!