Polemarch’s Message

Mark Chapman III

To My Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Guests:

Welcome to the website of the Jacksonville (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

The award winning chapter is continuing to make a difference in its ninety years since its chartering in 1925. We continue to follow the vision of our founders who proclaimed that members should “Achieve in every field of human endeavor”. As a result, our members have followed that vision, not only in their personal achievements, but in our dedication to provide services to the Northeast Florida communities and beyond. We welcome you to examine our website to become more acquainted with who we are and what we do.

Our local chapter and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity as a whole has placed increasing emphasis on youth, both our undergraduate members and under-served minority youth in the communities we serve. For more than two decades our local Foundation has hosted our Annual Charity Golf Tournament that has afforded the opportunity for hundreds of Northeast Florida students to attend college through annual scholarship support.

In addition, through our Foundation we host the Annual Healthy Start 5K Run, which brings together hundreds of runners, guests, vendors and health professionals to downtown Jacksonville, FL for health screenings, entertainment, fun activities for the kids, and tips on living a healthy lifestyle with the support of our corporate partners and sponsors.

Finally, we host our Annual Public Meeting which showcases our mentees, scholarship recipients, corporate partners and other individuals that we feel are major contributors to moving the city of Jacksonville and our initiatives forward. We ask Jacksonville’s corporations and organizations to share in our vision of making the Jacksonville, FL communities the very best places to live, work, learn and raise our children.

We hope that this website will continue to be useful to our members as they seek opportunities to participate in our many community projects and initiatives. We also hope that others will learn more about our fraternity & local Foundation and the roles we play in the Jacksonville, FL community, our nation and internationally.

If you are affiliated with a corporation or are a corporation that believes in making a difference in Jacksonville, FL and desire to partner with the Jacksonville (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and our Foundation [501(c)3] in its community outreach initiatives, please contact me directly at markchap3@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Chapman, III