Alpha Kappa Psi first came to the University of Maryland, College Park in the Spring of 2006, when a Brother who had transferred from the Lambda Nu Chapter at American University in Washington, DC, started an interest group. After years of unsuccessful attempts, this was the catalyst that the Fraternity needed to finally establish itself at Maryland. In the Fall of 2006, a Chapter Advisor was named, and the Interest Group had its first Rush events, eventually getting to a stable size of around 40 members. Luke Bottorff, the AKPsi Expansion Coordinator for 2006-2007, came to College Park and installed the group as the University of Maryland Colony of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity on October 26, 2006.
Over the course of the next semester, the Colony prepared its bylaws, hosted professional and social events, passed the final exam, and (despite with a few bumps along the way), had its Petition for Charter approved by the Fraternity Board of Directors on December 23, 2006. The Colony was installed as the Omega Theta Chapter on January 27, 2007, by Fraternity President Dan Stubblefield in a extravagant ceremony attended by national staff, regional officers, other chapters, and volunteers.
Two and a half years later, the Omega Theta Chapter was named the 2008-2009 Chapter of the Year at Convention held in Orlando, Florida. This was the first time that any AKPsi chapter has been named Chapter of the Year within such a short period of time. Now in its current state, Omega Theta boasts a chapter that is approximately 100 members strong. Never resting on our laurels, however, we are always seeking to improve so we can be the best brothers we can possibly be.
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Chapter of the Year
First Place Fraternity Standing
There is a points system within AKPsi in which Chapters must register all their events and attendance (such as: Social, Community Service, and Professional). This award is received only by the Chapter which obtains the most points - an honor the entire Brotherhood must work to achieve.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Chapter of the Year is awarded to the chapter within the organization that best delivers the vision of the fraternity: "Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders." The Chapter of the Year is the "leader of the pack" and a true model chapter for other AKPsi chapters.
Vision Statement: "Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders"
Oldest and largest professional co-ed business fraternity
Founded in 1904 at NYU
Incorporated in 1905 in New York
Famous Brothers: Sam Walton, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Malcom Forbes, and JC Penney
AKPsi is the only Business Fraternity to have active International Chapters.
Chartered at more than 300 campuses in the United States, (3) Canada and (1) United Kingdom.
Initiates since 1904: more than 252,000
Number of student members: 12,950
Alpha Kappa Psi membership is open to all college majors, as of 2005.
Alpha Kappa Psi first admitted women into the fraternity in 1976.