"Shaping People, Shaping Business"
Our mission statement, as adopted by the Board of Directors, embodies the Purposes, Objects and Rituals of our Fraternity. Our mission statement is a clear, concise guide that allows us to objectively measure each program and policy of the organization. Chapters and volunteers at all levels should utilize the document to gauge the effectiveness of operations and program content. Behaviors or programs that do not fit our philosophy should be revised or brought to an end.
Our overall goal is a special one, the preparation of men and women for future success. Colleges and universities teach valuable lessons in the classroom. However, the living laboratory of Alpha Kappa Psi gives our collegians the practice they need in developing advanced communication skills, a true understanding of the value of teamwork and firsthand experience with the unique challenges of motivating a team through project completion.
- To further the individual welfare of its members;
- To foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance;
- To educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therin; and
- To promote and advance in institutions of college rank, courses leading to degrees in business administration
The mission statement empowers our members to make the most of their experience by letting them measure the effectiveness of their own programs. Our Mission is a tool to assist volunteers with their work at the chapter level. As strategic planning begins, you can ask the question; "How does this (program, policy, idea, etc.) help us fulfill the Mission of Alpha Kappa Psi" Outstanding efforts begin with the end in mind. The Mission of Alpha Kappa Psi makes our desired result quite clear.
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.
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 interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. Our members benefit from:
The main focus of Alpha Kappa Psi is to provide leadership development, personal and professional training and the fundamental ingredient higher education misses—experience. Through professional development, educational programs, community service and a hands-on application of formal education, Alpha Kappa Psi students use the business skills they are taught in the classroom to acquire life skills such as the art of compromise, consensus building, project management, team building and networking.
Members form meaningful, lifelong friendships with a multitude of people, from fellow students to local business leaders and faculty. The bonds of brotherhood unites members regardless of age, location and experience. The importance of social skills is emphasized with a variety of activities. As a result, a great deal of personal growth and satisfaction is achieved which carries well into the business world.
Through teamwork, our members gain an understanding of the importance of service, develop an appreciation of diversity, and utilize critical thinking skills to overcome challenges and celebrate successes. The fraternity experience provides students with an ideal, non-threatening environment for establishing individual relationships while members work together to make the most out of their invovlement in Alpha Kappa Psi. Teamwork is a valuable skill that ranks very high among recruiters.
When you join Alpha Kappa Psi, you join an elite group of professionals who are committed to keeping their skills sharp and careers on track. This is accomplished through professional programs at various levels. Fraternity programs include regional Success Institutes, The Academy, Case Competition and the College of Leadership. Members gain many valuable skills on the local level as they operate their chapters as “franchises” of Alpha Kappa Psi. Such professional development, when marketed to employers, will set you apart from your peers.
Alpha Kappa Psi encourages each member to improve his or her campus and community. This, combined with chapter philanthropy and service projects, result in a level of service unmatched by other college organizations. Thousands of hours and dollars are contributed to worthy charities by Alpha Kappa Psi chapters each year—now that’s making a difference!
Our Core Values:
Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and aid to brother members is the expected norm.
Education and experience, whether gained in the classroom or the workplace, is emphasized and shared.
All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness.
Sharing of time, talent, and treasure with both communities and our Fraternity is a priority.
A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future.
This is us. This is Alpha Kappa Psi.