“Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders,” but the Rho Psi chapter here at Johns Hopkins University is so much more. In addition to promoting our core values on campus – Brotherhood, Knowledge, Integrity, Service, and Unity – the men and women of AKPsi at Johns Hopkins denote family in the truest sense – whether it be through the big-little families or the fraternity as a whole, each member shares something with the others.
The Rho Psi chapter at Johns Hopkins combines business activities with social ones. We have industry presentations for our pledges as they rise through the ranks of pledging, where they are able to learn from experienced members about endeavors in entrepreneurship, marketing, financing, management and more. Plus, through the national fraternity, our chapter has the opportunity to attend the annual Principled Business Leadership Institute, held recently in Philadelphia, and the AKPsi Convention – being held in New Orleans this summer – with other chapters of the fraternity. Our chapter also complements other groups on campus including the AMA and KAIROS society in putting on events such as “Dress For Success” and various networking events.
In addition to these on campus events, our chapter holds off campus trips to foster knowledge in the sectors of business. The brothers recently visited the New York Stock exchange and were given the opportunity to view the closing bell. They also recently toured the Federal Reserve Bank of Washington DC, with a private session with a Senior Economic Advisor.
The fraternity also fosters social relations by holding date parties and a formal throughout the semester, while the brotherhood creates invigorating outdoor activities including, but not limited to, sailing, skeet shooting, and paintball. Plus, we hold community service trips at least once a semester; recently the brothers and pledges of the Upsilon Class participated in the fall President’s Day of Service by aiding the community in the building of a park.
All in all, there is no other community that I would rather be a part of at Johns Hopkins.
– Samuel Licker