Greek life at Spring Hill College has consistently been an important part of the social scene and is about to grow with one new addition named Kappa Alpha Psi. The new organization coming to the hill is, historically, a predominately African-American fraternity.
Kevin Abel, Vice President of Student Affairs, has recently approved this addition to the existing Greek organizations. With over 500 students involved, members of these Greek organizations are present in almost every aspect of campus life. Currently, there are 10 Greek Lettered Organizations chartered on the hill.
The faculty advisor for this new fraternity is Quendarius Roberts, assistant director of Admissions and 2018 graduate of Spring Hill College. When asked his thoughts about this new arrival, he said “I think that having a Black Greek Letter Collegiate Fraternity is something great for Spring Hill to establish on campus … we pride ourselves on having a welcoming, open, diverse community. This will be a perfect addition.”
Roberts spoke about the history saying, “Kappa Alpha Psi is the second oldest Collegiate Black Greek Letter Fraternity. Focusing on helping young men become leaders and achieving in every field of human endeavor.” Although the Fraternity is predominantly African-American, “it has never excluded membership because of color, creed, or national origin.“
Kappa Alpha Psi’s philanthropy efforts are in line with Spring Hill’s mission of “service to others,” as the organization actively supports both Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and has raised funds to help survivors of Hurricane Irma.