Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Founded in 1911 by ten young men at Indiana University, Kappa Alpha Psi is a fraternity comprised of more than 800 undergraduate and alumni chapters in eleven countries around the world.

The objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi are:
  • To unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of Fraternity;
  • To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor;
  • To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of its members;
  • To assist the aims and purposes of colleges and universities; and
  • To inspire service in the public interest

Kappa Alpha Psi is active in local communities via its national service program, Guide Right, and Kappa League, its high school mentoring program. Additionally, the fraternity partners with service organizations such as the Piney Woods School and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

The Iota Beta Chapter
In 1976, members of the Sacramento Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi expressed interest in initiating undergraduate members in the Sacramento area. Dr. Eugene Stevenson (ΑΔ, 1951), Richard Harris (ΓΑ, 1966), and Robert Sublett (ΓΙ, 1969); as well as faculty members Dr. David Covin (Beta, 1960) and Coach John Maxwell (Sacramento Alumni, 1976); led brothers to work with a group of young men at Sacramento State and UC Davis to establish the first NPHC fraternity on the campuses.

The resulting line, the Genesis 18, was ushered into Kappadom on Friday, December 17, 1976. After initiating 19 more in the Spring of 1977, the brothers at Sac State applied for a chapter; the Iota Beta was chartered by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi on November 19, 1977.

Since the chapter was established at California State University, Sacramento, the Iota Beta of Kappa Alpha Psi has personified the university's motto, "Redefine the possible".
  • In 1977, Iota Beta was the first fraternity member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) to be established at Sac State.

  • Two of Sac State's five African-American Associated Student Incorporated (ASI) presidents have been members of Kappa Alpha Psi.

  • Iota Beta is one of only six of the 30+ Western Province undergraduate chapters to have a member awarded the Guy L. Grant Award, the fraternity's highest award for undergraduate achievement.