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A Professional Fraternity Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. Since you have chosen the profession of Pharmacy, It is important to further develop your person, as well as your knowledge. Becoming a fraternity member is one of the best ways to accomplish this goal.

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a professional fraternity
A Professional Fraternity

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.


Since you have chosen the profession of Pharmacy, It is important to further develop your person, as well as your knowledge.

Becoming a fraternity member is one of the best ways to accomplish this goal.

Oldest & Largest Pharmacy Fraternity

Founded May 30, 1879

Russel Military Academy

New Haven, Connecticut

70+ collegiate chapters

44+ graduate chapters

Kappa Psi


Who are Kappa Psi?

  • 60% of Deans from Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 75% of Presidents of APhA
  • 65% of Presidents of other pharmacy organizations
  • Kappa Psi Brothers can be found
    • In every state and major city around the world
    • Practicing in every area of pharmacy

Kappa Psi Specifics

  • Chapter By-Laws
    • Conform to the National Constitution
  • 9 Provinces (regions)
    • Meet once or twice yearly
  • Grand Council Conventions
    • Held Every Two Years
    • Boston, MA Aug 7-11, 2007
    • Clearwater Beach, FL 2009
  • 8 International Officers
  • Official quarterly publication: The Mask

Kappa Psi Values

  • Fellowship
  • Industry
  • Sobriety
  • High Ideals

Kappa Psi Awards

  • Foundation Scholarships
  • Scholarship Honor Certificates
  • Scholarship Tray Award
  • Asklepios Key
  • Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award
  • Most Improved Chapter Award
  • Frank H. Eby Award
  • Grand Regent’s Letter

What is a Professional Fraternity?

  • All the benefits of fraternal affiliation
    • Voluntary bond of united brotherhood
  • Plus, the opportunity for attainment of greater professional competency and achievement within one’s chosen field
  • Requires scholastic achievement
  • Encourages continued scholastic pursuit

Professional Fraternity Benefits

  • Pharmacy Involvement
  • Promotion of your profession
  • Community service projects
  • Extracurricular Social Activities
  • Scholarship and Awards
  • Lifelong bonding and friendship

What is Rushing?

  • Process of obtaining new members
  • Allows prospective members the opportunity to learn about the fraternity before deciding to pledge
  • Allows the Brothers to get to know the prospective members and decide if they have similar goals
  • Pledging starts once rushees have accepted bids.
  • Rushing & pledging periods are campus specific.

What is pledging?

  • Learning period where you “pledge” loyalty to the fraternity through a tentative membership
  • Pledge education of the chosen fraternity
    • History
    • Rituals
    • Ideals
  • Experience the true meaning of fellowship with
    • Fellow pledges
    • Prospective Brothers
  • Fosters devotion to the fraternity

Pledging Kappa Psi

  • KY is the epitome of Brotherhood & Fellowship.
    • Brotherhood begins to develop during pledging.
  • Learning the ritual and history of the fraternity
    • Strengthens commitment & appreciation of fraternity
  • Pledges should be prepared to work hard for the betterment of the Fraternity and pharmacy, rather than the expectation of personal gain.
  • Pledging is part of what makes us a fraternity.


Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. has outlawed any act which might be classified as hazing, for these acts have no place in an organization of professionals and mature individuals.

Kappa Psi pledges do not relinquish their moral or religious ideals, social or legal rights, political beliefs or their family or personal relationships.


Potential Costs

  • Membership dues vary among chapters
  • Standard national initiation fee
    • Includes a subscription to The Mask
  • Nominal, national monthly per capita dues
  • Possible chapter house dues
  • Possible chapter social fees

Province VII

  • Chapters in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas
  • 14 Active Collegiate Chapters
  • 7 Active Graduate Chapters
  • Central Office located in Province VII
    • Richardson, Texas

Province VII

  • 1 Meeting per year
    • Host chapter rotates
    • February 2009, in St. Louis
  • Province Philanthropy Project
    • Recently granted a wish through Make-A-Wish
    • Last year Habitat for Humanity
    • Currently Kappa Psi for Life
      • Health Related Projects and YMCA
  • Province Awards
    • Chapter of the Year
    • Most Improved Chapter
    • Man Mile Award
    • Best Chapter Report

Province VII Chapters

Delta Pi

Texas Tech University

Epsilon Beta

Incarnate Word

Epsilon Epsilon

Texas A&M

Kansas City Graduate

Kansas City, Missouri

Louisiana Graduate

Monroe, Louisiana

Oklahoma Graduate

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Saint Louis Graduate

Saint Louis, Missouri

Southwestern Graduate

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Tennessee Graduate

Memphis, Tennessee

Texas Graduate

Austin, Texas


University of Kansas


University of Tennessee-Memphis

Beta Rho

University of Mississippi

Gamma Theta

University of Missouri Kansas City

Gamma Omicron

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

Gamma Pi

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy

Gamma Omega

University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

Delta Beta

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Delta Delta

University of Houston

Delta Eta

Xavier University of Louisiana

Delta Theta

Texas Southern University

gamma pi chapter
Gamma Pi Chapter
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Founded March 19, 1946
  • Became CoEd in 1985
  • Current collegiate brothers: 81
  • Province VII Chapter of the Year
    • 7 years in a row until 2008
  • 13th in the nation 2008
  • Support from St Louis Graduate Chapter
kappa psi faculty
Kappa Psi Faculty
  • Dr. W. Tommy Smith
  • Dr. Leonard Naeger
  • Dr. Alicia Forinash
  • Dr. Suzanne Bollmeier
  • Dr. John Burke
  • Dr. Brooke Farley
  • Dr. Nimita Thekkepat
  • Dr. Charles Taylor
gamma pi officers
Gamma Pi Officers

Regent: Anastasia Roberts

Vice-Regent- Fundraising: Courtney Hollenbeck

Vice-Regent Professional: Rishma Patel

Vice-Regent Social: Eric McLain

Recording Secretary: Jennifer Williams

Corresponding Secretary: Andrea Maher

Treasurer: Becky Durfee

Historian: Sarah Essenpreis

Seargent-at-Arms: Brent Kassel

Chaplain: Nicole Mennemeier

Pledgemasters: Rakish Bhika, Lindsay Marlo

Graduate Liaison: April Middendorf

Webmaster: Andrea Woolsey

Grand Council Deputy: Dr. W. Tommy Smith

Regent Elect: Laura Rice

gamma pi activities
Gamma Pi Activities
  • Professional Events
    • Blood Drives each semester
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • “Casino Night” for YMCA
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • AIDS Awareness
      • Red Theme
      • Dining out for AIDS
      • T-Shirt Sales
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Gamma Pi Activities
  • Philanthropy
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • MS Quilt Project
    • Metro Ministries
  • Fundraising
    • Pizza sales
    • Pharmacology notebooks
    • Play concessions
    • T-shirt sales
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Gamma Pi Activities
  • Social
    • Back to School BBQ/ Pool Party
    • Black & White Party
    • Brotherhood Nights
    • Darts & Washers Tournaments
    • Christmas Party
    • Formal
    • Float Trip
    • Golf Tournaments
    • Baseball Games
    • Funny Bone
gamma pi house
Gamma Pi House
  • Duplex with detached three car garage
    • 4408 & 4404 Ohio St
    • 6 rooms for rent to collegiate Brothers
  • Chapter room in basement remodeled
  • Arcade games, air hockey, foosball, pool
  • Graduate rooms recently remodeled
  • Graduate room for out of town Brothers
  • In ground pool in fenced back yard
province vii officers
Province VII Officers
  • Satrap- Melissa O’Neill, Pharm.D.
  • Historian- Anastasia Roberts
  • Webmaster- Daniel Hunt

National Officers

  • Grand Ritualist- Melissa O’Neill, Pharm.D.
  • Previous Grand Historian- Dr. Leonard Naeger (13 years)
  • Treasurer of Kappa Psi Foundation- Kenneth Kirk

Top 10 Reasons to

Pledge Kappa Psi

Promotion of your profession

Philanthropy opportunities

Education to the community

Scholarships & Awards

Fellowship & Fun


Top 10 Reasons to

Pledge Kappa Psi

Networking, Networking, Networking

Be a part of a lasting tradition

Lifelong friendships

Professional growth & leadership

Kappa Psi is for Life

a person becomes a brother of kappa psi for life not just the duration of his her college years

A person becomes a brother of Kappa Psi for LIFE, not just the duration of his/her college years.