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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

The Nu Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered as a representation of the ideas laid down by ten astute founders. The Nu Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. was established on February 25, 1989 at Vanderbilt University. The chapter was first established as the Alpha Theta colony on November 22, 1986 after The Seven Diamonds of Genesis cross-pledged at Tennessee State University. Eric Jones, the first Polemarch of the chapter, along with several other brothers helped transform the dream of Kappa Alpha Psi into a reality here at Vanderbilt University.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, The Nu Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has continued to uphold its fundamental purpose of honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor. The Nu Rho Chapter has stood by its commitment to exceptional campus programming by hosting events highlighting important issues such as the changing face of “Black Vanderbilt” and the importance of safe sex.

The Nu Rho Chapter has also made it a point to be proactive in achieving its objective of encouraging service in the public interest. This year, the chapter invited over 80 members of the Fraternity’s flagship Guide Right program, Kappa League, from around the country to Vanderbilt to discuss the importance of education and hard work. Because the Nu Rho Chapter places a high value on education, the brothers worked to raise money for the Piney Woods School of Mississippi. The chapter also initiated a new service program with the Robert Churchwell Academy.

The brothers of Nu Rho are proud to celebrate the achievements of its members. The chapter gained seven new brothers across both the Fall and Spring semesters. Three brothers have graduated and will use the life lessons that they have learned as members of The Nu Rho Chapter as they go on to achieve in the fields of education, professional football, and graduate school.

  • Nickname: Kappas or Nupes
  • Founded: January 5, 1911 Indiana University
  • Local Chapter Founded: Nu Rho, February 25, 1989
  • Number of Chapters: 357
  • Colors: Crimson and Cream
  • Philanthropy: Habitat 4 Humanity, Guide Right, Kappa Leadership League, Pineywood
  • Signature Events: Kappa Bedtime Stories, Women’s Appreciation, Kappa Splash
  • National Website:

Contact Information


Nicholas Barksdale, President

Gregory Rudd, Vice President 

Mailing Address:
PMB 350094
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-0094