The Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter was founded on May 25, 1972. The ten charter members were Hershal Turner, Noel Webley, Ruben Smart, Sylvester Jones, Sylvester Smith, Ricardo Johnson, Clarence Carter, Maurice Coleman, Earnest Murphy, Jimmy Nixon and Ron Mabin. The current membership, like the charter members, consists of professional men who are doctors, dentists, attorneys, clergy, certified public accountants, educators, government officials, entrepreneurs, and a host of other occupations and professions.
The Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter seeks to provide a positive atmosphere by which our members can achieve in their respective fields and hold high the true ideals of Kappa. The Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter is deeply committed to our youth and continues to encourage education and higher learning through scholarship and tutorial programs. The Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter will continue to work with other organizations to better the economic and social conditions of African-Americans in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Simply put, it is the mission of this Chapter to be a vanguard in paving the way for African-Americans to achieve while humbly being of service to our God, our Community, and our Fraternity.
We are part of the Mighty Northern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and support both national and local charities. One of Grand Rapids Alumni attributes is the mixture of older and younger brothers who have a special bond.