Kappa Psi

washington / district of columbia

Grand Council Convention


leaders in pharmacy, excellence in life

Kappa Psi was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, and currently there are 191 chapters (110 Collegiate and 81 Graduate chapters), more than six thousand collegiate members, and over eighty seven thousand graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.


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Who We Are:

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is the oldest and largest pharmacy fraternity with a mission to develop leaders with a passion for service to their community while creating lifelong professional connections. Once a brother of Kappa Psi, you become a brother for life.

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Top 10 Reasons to Join Kappa Psi

  1. Kappa Psi is for life
  2. Professional growth and leadership
  3. Lifelong Friendships
  4. Be apart of a lasting tradition
  5. Networking, networking, networking
  6. Fellowship & Fun
  7. Scholarships & Awards
  8. Education to the community
  9. Philanthropy Opportunities
  10. Promotion of your profession

How to Become a Member

Once a brother of Kappa Psi, you become a brother for life. To ensure our fraternity aligns with your goals and your values align with our principles, your local chapter will host events as opportunities to get to know us.  a multi-faceted interview process will occur. Depending on the local chapter at your pharmacy school, the fraternity may be co-ed or male only. (The majority of chapters are co-ed.)

The first step to becoming a lifelong brother starts with the "rushing" process. "Rush" is a term for recruitment. This period of time is meant for our fraternity to meet future brothers and for pharmacy students to see if they can see find themselves in our fraternity for years to come. After the rushing process, current members of the local chapter will meet to determine which candidates they would like to move forward in the interview process. Those selected will be given a "bid" to start the "pledging" process. "Pledging" is the final stage  of interview prior to becoming a brother of the fraternity. During this time period, pledges will learn about the values and principles of the fraternity and what it means to become a brother for life. Kappa Psi fraternity has a strict no-hazing policy. If at any time, you believe hazing may be going at your school, please immediately notify our Central Office at centraloffice@kappapsi.org and an investigation will be opened into the matter.


To Our Future Brothers...


As you journey down the path of life and pursue a career in pharmacy, developing yourself professionally and adding leadership skills ranks as important as developing your personal clinical knowledge. Becoming a brother of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is the best way to accomplish all of these goals and more! Our fraternity encompasses over 6,000 collegiate brothers and 87,000 graduate brothers. For more information, please view the PDF attached below and stay tuned to campus news for your local chapter’s rush events!

Rushing and Pledging Presentation (PDF)


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