I am Lyle Crews, Jr., and I am both humbled and exhilarated to serve as the Polemarch of the Tacoma Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. I warmly welcome you to our digital abode on behalf of our esteemed Tacoma Alumni Chapter.
Our unwavering commitment is anchored in our fraternity's motto: “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor”. The visionary ideals of our ten illustrious founders resonate deeply with me. They believed that the essence of success transcends academic excellence and encompasses achievements in every facet of life, be it personal, social, or community-oriented. We are on a mission, not just to leave an indelible mark on the Tacoma community but to ignite the flames of youth development, mold the leaders of tomorrow, and cultivate a culture of accomplishment both within our fraternity and the broader community.
In our quest for excellence, we are ardently focused on recruiting, reclaiming, and retaining the distinguished Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. I personally extend an invitation to any brother in the Seattle area to unite with us during our monthly chapter gatherings. Your presence and insights would be invaluable.
I urge all our visitors to delve deeper into our website, to truly understand the essence of our organization. Your interest warms our hearts, and we seek your continued support in our philanthropic endeavors and community initiatives. Let's join hands and create a legacy. Whether you wish to be a part of our fraternity, collaborate on a project, offer corporate sponsorship, or simply be a cherished friend of our organization, we welcome you with open arms.
Your support means the world to us. Thank you!
With utmost respect,
Lyle Crews, Jr., MBA, Polemarch
Tacoma Alumni Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The Brothers of the Tacoma Alumni Chapter, Western Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. are a non-profit, community based, achievement driven organization.
We take pride in awarding scholarships to college bound students, volunteering, making donations, and hosting social events that raise money for our various causes. Our membership consists of members initiated at colleges, universities, and Alumni chapters from around the country and globe.
We are professionals, active and retired military members, who are leaders and Men of Achievement. We are excited about you visiting our website and please feel free to contact us.
Tacoma Alumni Charter Members:
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated began its official presence in the Pacific Northwest when The Gamma Eta Chapter was chartered in May 1948 on the campus of University of Washington, Seattle Washington. Gamma Eta was chartered with the authority to accept undergraduate and graduate students regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious background, and to accept students from surrounding accredited colleges. This fact still remains.
The Seattle Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered in April 1954. The Seattle Alumni Chapter allowed for college graduates to become new initiates along with current members of Kappa Alpha Psi to become associated with other members of Kappa Alpha Psi. Seattle Alumni had members from the Puget Sound area, including Brothers from the Tacoma/Pierce County region. As the membership ranks grew in the Tacoma/Pierce County area, it became apparent that an Alumni Chapter should be started to serve these members and the community. On July 27, 1985, The Tacoma Alumni Chapter was chartered.
Presently, Tacoma Alumni serves the Tacoma/Pierce County area through many social and community-based events. Scholarships for high school seniors, mentoring youth, fund raising for those in need, support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shop with a Kappa and participation with The Tacoma National Panhellenic Council are all a part of its activities. Tacoma Alumni is also recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tacoma has hosted C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conferences, Founders Day Banquets, Black and White Formals, the Western Province Golden Anniversary Council Meeting (1997), and the 68th Province Council Meeting, March 2015.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting connection....
Your giving will enable us to meet our goals and improve societal conditions within our community. Your generous giving will fund our mission.