Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on October 5, 1904 at New York University. Its founders, Fredrick Leach, Howard Jefferson, Nathan Lane, Jr., and George Bergen set forth a plan to perpetuate the business education and sense of brotherhood that had formed during their years at NYU. The nation's first professional business fraternity, AKPsi developed and expanded rapidly in its early years, becoming an international organization on April 18, 1931. Over its 107-year history, AKPsi has grown to be the largest business fraternity in the world, with 332 chapters and over 225,000 initiated members across three countries. AKPsi alumni include presidents, chief executives, and federal judges.
Our members are involved in dozens of organizations on campus and study in numerous different majors. Our 200+ alumni currently work at top banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies and study in some of the nation's most competitive graduate programs. The Omicron Upsilon chapter's recruitment process is strictly governed by the procedures and policies of its national charter. However, as members of the Cornell community, we are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent on campus from a variety of diverse backgrounds and academic interests.
"Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders"
"Sharing of time, talent and treasure with society and with our fraternity is a priority"
Alpha Kappa Psi has and continues to sponsor many community service events as part of our continuing effort to give back to the community at large. We participate in a wide range of activities, including The Common Ground Foundation, Wear Shades Fight AIDS, Ithaca Youth Bureau, Jog for Jill, and more. We believe that having a wide range of community service activities encourages brothers to further participate in community service organizations in their own time.
We encourage each member to improve his or her campus and community. This, combined with chapter philanthropy and service projects, result in a level of service unmatched by other college organizations. Thousands of hours and dollars are contributed to worthy charities by Alpha Kappa Psi chapters each year!
Photo: Alpha Lambda New Member Class - Spring 2015
"All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness "
The new member development process is designed to broaden the knowledge base of each new member while allowing them to form close relationships with current brothers. Through weekly meetings, resumé workshops, guest speakers, and private networking sessions with top firms, the new members are constantly learning about various fields of business, professional etiquette, and the internship/full-time recruiting process.
In order to keep the AKPsi network strong, each new member is responsible for setting up meetings with each of the current brothers to learn more about their lives, both professional and personal. These in-depth conversations serve as a great foundation upon which to develop a meaningful friendship and ensure that, upon initiation, each new member has developed a personal connection with every member of the brotherhood. This unique process is what sets AKPsi apart from other business fraternities.
Alpha Tau New Member Class - Spring 2019