THE OLDEST AND LARGEST INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL FRATERNITY
Where We Started
Originally, the Fraternity consisted of both Medical Students and Pharmacy students. This was the case until 1924 when the Fraternity split into two distinct groups after 3 years of deliberation. The Medical student body became what is now known as Theta Kappa Psi, and the Pharmacy students retained the original Kappa Psi name. Although slow to organize after the split, great leadership and determination lead to a strong and well organized fraternity of 30 chapters within two years. With the exception of the depression during World War II, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has prospered and has continued to grow every year since.
Delta Delta is the Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. We were founded on February 28, 1963 at the Western Skies Motel on Old Spanish Trail and Almeda. Brothers of Delta Delta have been primary examples of leadership on campus. We have held every major position from various organizations, including APHA-ASP, Texas Pharmacy Association, NCPA, AMCP, SNPhA, VAPSS, and MAPSA on campus, province and national levels. Today, we continue to exemplify leadership and professionalism at the College of Pharmacy. If you would like to learn more, feel free to talk to any Kappa Psi Brother.
Kappa Psi was founded on May 30, 1879 at the Russell Military Academy in New Haven Connecticut following a football game against Cheshire. The organization, founded by F Harvey Smith, began as a secret Greek Letter Society. During this time, all Greek Letter Societies were secret. On November 30th of the same year, a second Chapter was formed at yet another football game against Cheshire. These were the only two chapters of Kappa Psi until 1894, when a third Chapter was started at Hillhouse Academy in New Hampshire.
To raise up the next generation leaders and pioneers in the pharmacy profession
To build camaraderie and establish a network that withstands the test of time
To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members;
To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship;
To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research;
To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them;
To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy;
To render such other services to its members and its profession feasible and in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the Fraternity.
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