Welcome to the College Park-Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni (E) of Kappa Alpha Psi

Ninth CPSS Polemarch Mark Ellington Ninth CPSS Polemarch Mark Ellington

Polemarch's Greeting

 

"Building the Bond Within, While Enriching the Future for Others ..."

 

I bring you greetings as the 9th Polemarch of this illustrious Chapter. This year we continue on another legacy of the journey started in 2005 by our Charter Members. Since that time this chapter has won Chapter of the Year three times, as well as, National awards for our mentoring program, Guide Right / Kappa League, the oldest national mentoring program in the country for black and brown young men, this year celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

 

For more than 18 years, The College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc has exemplified our motto of Achievement! With a new year upon us, we share greetings from our over one hundred plus Brothers, that work tirelessly in our community and amongst our Brothers to fulfill our Five Objectives every day.

 

As Polemarch, I recognize that “the challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; to be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; and to have humor, but without folly”. I stand prepared for this challenge, knowing it’s not just me and that it’s not about me. It’s about embracing every brother wherever they are, and taking the baton from the past polemarchs and ensuring I guide this amazing Chapter to higher heights.

 

Our Chapter motto in this Administration is "Charting our Path and Controlling our Legacy." With that we’re diligently at work charting continued success with our current programs while envisioning new opportunities to grow the Chapter and to have an Impact on our community, with our youth, our Seniors and our Prince George’s and Montgomery County reach. In addition, we’re Controlling our Legacy by creating a five-year plan that will allow us to stay the course with consistency and a shared vision for CPSS.

 

We’re excited about the work our Kappa Community Development Foundation is doing in conjunction with the chapter and know that our efforts now will fulfill the dreams of our Ten Founders.

 

We ask that you reach out to us through our website and learn about our community-based programs, as well as our involvement with the leaders of tomorrow via our Guide Right/Kappa League Program.

 

The College Park Sandy Spring Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi meets on the third Friday of every month (with a repast after every meeting), with the EXCEPTIONS of July and August, when the chapter breaks for the summer. All members of the fraternity are welcome to attend, and encouraged to become financial on all three levels through the CPSS Nupes. If interested, please send an email to polemarch@cpsskapsi.org, and/or reclamation@cpsskapsi.org for the location and additional details.

 

I am sincerely,

 

Mark V. Ellington  | polemarch@cpsskapsi.org
9th Polemarch
College Park-Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter (E)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

 

ABOUT KAPPA ALPHA PSI

Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington. The fraternity has over 250,000 members with 649 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the Caribbean, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Dominican Republic and South Africa.

 

MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS

 

The College Park Sandy Spring Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi meets on the third Friday of every month (with a repast after every meeting), with the EXCEPTIONS of July and August (no meetings in either month), when the chapter breaks for the summer. All members of the fraternity are welcome to attend, and encouraged to become financial on all three levels through the CPSS Nupes. If interested, please send an email to the chapter at polemarch@cpsskapsi.org, and/or the Reclamation Committee chairman at reclamation@cpsskapsi.org for additional details.

 

LOCATION | TIME 
The Nyumburu Cultural Center--Multi-Purpose Room | 7 p.m.
University of Maryland-College Park
4018 Campus Drive, Building #232, 
College Park MD 20742 
https://nyumburu.umd.edu/
(this building is catercorner to the spot where Theta Theta brothers tailgate)
 

The post-April 2024 chapter meeting repast has been MOVED to the:

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
(this is the location where we had the new member reception)

 

THE KAPPA DERBY DAY PARTY: CPSS' SIGNATURE EVENT

The CPSS Kappa League Program

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

The CPSS Charitable Foundation

Our Programming

Kappa League & Guide RIght

The Kappa League is a component of Guide Right, the fraternity's national service initiative. It is a career-development program for male students in grades 6th-12th. 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's National Service Initiative

Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. 

Reclamation and Outreach

Brothers who are seeking a chapter home, our doors are open for you to fellowship with us.  We meet on the third Friday of the month (except July and August) at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD.

About CPSS Chapter Dues

Looking for a chapter home? Join the College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni today

 

The Chapter Invisible

In remembrance of our Kappa Brothers who preceded us to the Golden Shore.

 

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Now playing: videos by medical professionals, curated by our Health & Wellness Committee.
 

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The Kappa Takeover Experience

Kappa Takeover is a primary fundraiser for the sponsor chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Historically, Kappa Takeover fundraised for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Prince George’s County Family Justice Center, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa League Program, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Guide Right Program.

The Winter Takeover

The Kappa Takeover brand partnered with the Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to present the Winter Takeover, which supports the philanthropic and community efforts championed by each sorority and its chapters. 

Interested in Partnering With Us?

The College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni are always on the lookout for additional partnering opportunities with other service organizations to enrich the educational, economic, and social achievement of the communities we serve.

 

Contact us via e-mail at: polemarch@cpsskapsi.org

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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.: By the Numbers, 1911-Present

Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington. The fraternity has over 250,000 members with 649 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United S Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington. The fraternity has over 250,000 members with 649 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United S
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