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Calendar of Events

May 30th

Memorial Day Central Office Closed

Richardson Texas

June 4th

Zeta Rho Chartering

Philadelphia College of Medicine=School of Pharmacy

Suwanee, Georgia

June 17th

Gulf Coast Province Meeting

Psi

Memphis, TN

July 4th

July 4th Central Office Closed

Central Office Closed

July 8th

Atlantic Province Summer Conclave

Epsilon Delta

Blacksburg, VA

July 22nd

Northwest Province Meeting

Epsilon Chi

Salt Lake City, UT

July 28th

Kappa Psi Leadership Symposium

DoubleTree Hotel

Albuquerque, NM



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Welcome to

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

The oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world.

Kappa Psi was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, and currently there are 155 chapters (90 Collegiate and 65 Graduate chapters), more than six thousand collegiate members, and over eighty seven thousand graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.


The objectives of Kappa Psi include:

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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Kappa Psi Leadership Symposium 2016 - Read More

Attention All Collegiate Chapters!

Kappa Psi is holding its first ever Leadership Symposium THIS SUMMER (July 28th – 30th) in Albuquerque, New Mexico!  This Symposium is a joint venture between the Fraternity and the Foundation designed to help collegiate brothers gain valuable leadership training that will benefit them as leaders in the Chapter and throughout their future. 

Link to the Webpage:   http://goo.gl/hpcW6L

WHO:  Space is limited to ONE COLLEGIATE BROTHER PER COLLEGIATE CHAPTER.  Collegiate Chapters  should select a Leadership Ambassador that they feel would bring the most back to the Chapter as this person will be expected to debrief the Chapter and help mentor future Chapter leaders.

Every Collegiate Chapter is encouraged to select an Alternate Ambassador in the event that either your Ambassador cannot attend or another Collegiate Chapter cannot send an Ambassador.  Alternates will be selected by random draw and notified by June 15th if they are eligible to attend the Symposium.

WHAT: Kappa Psi’s first ever Leadership Symposium!  This Symposium is a joint educational project between Kappa Psi Fraternity and Kappa Psi Foundation geared toward developing the future leaders of the profession.  Topics will include leadership styles and theories, strategic planning, influencing change, holding more effective meetings, succession planning, and more!  This will also be a great opportunity to network with leaders from other Collegiate Chapters around the country.  Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate and a Leadership Ambassador pin.

WHEN:  The Symposium kicks off Thursday, July 28th with a Meet and Greet at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Friday, July 29th is a day packed with sessions devoted to developing YOU as a leader.  The program ends Saturday, July 30th at noon after a morning of more leadership development.  Saturday afternoon is free for you to explore Albuquerque or start the trip back home.

WHERE: The DoubleTree by Hilton in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

HOW:  After the Chapter has selected the Collegiate Brothers who they would like to be their Ambassador and Alternate Ambassador, those individuals have to register for the Symposium.  Registration is $150.  Chapter Ambassadors should pay upon registering by either using a credit card, pay pal, or mailing a check to the Central Office.  Alternates are expected to pay within 7 days of being notified that they are eligible to attend.  All Ambassadors must have a faculty member complete the Faculty Verification Form (attached) to ensure they are in good standing with the School/College of Pharmacy and Chapter.

WHAT DOES MY $150 REGISTRATION FEE COVER:

Your registration fee covers your attendance at the Symposium.  This will include 5 meals and a reception.  The Fraternity is covering the cost of the hotel so the only additional cost you will have is travel to and from the Symposium. 

For more information please email leadership@kappapsi.org.

 

58 GCC Site Announced - Read More
BROTHERS
 
The 58th Grand Council Convention will be held August 1st-6th, 2017 in beautiful Naples, Florida, also known as the Paradise Coast. The host hotel is the Naples Grande Beach Resort (www.naplesgrande.com) at a fantastic nightly rate of $154 + tax. More information will be forthcoming, but in the meantime here is a teaser video to get you excited to attend, so start saving up and fundraising for your chapters!
 
 
Risk Management Case 1 Spring 2016 - Read More

Risk Management Scenario Spring 2016:

Imagine a Spring weekend after midterms. Only a few Brothers remain around campus for the weekend. Two Brothers, Cadet and Russell, arranged a gathering at one of their houses and invited other Brothers on the Chapter’s Facebook page to enjoy some grilling and drinking beer. As the night starts off, it is fairly low-key. People are tossing bags, listening to music, and hanging out. Around 9 pm, other people started showing up, and the gathering starts to get cramped and loud. By 10 pm attendees decided to move the party a couple miles away to the downtown strip of bars. Brother Cadet chose to drive a few people since “he’d only had a couple beers.”

On the way, Brother Cadet incidentally rear-ended a car in front of him, barely making contact. No one seemed terribly hurt, but the accident was reported and Brother Cadet blew a 0.1 when the police gave him a breathalyzer test. The police arrested him for a DUI. Come Monday morning, he was fearful of what the State Board and his college might do with him. He asked all his friends not to say anything until he could figure out what he needed to do.

Option 1: After much debate, Brother Cadet sought out advice from his GCD. Dr. Hands listened carefully and recommended he seek legal advice, and report the arrest as was necessary with the State Board and College statutes. Dr. Hands also inquired about the event, Brother Cadet’s history of drinking and driving, and whether drinking was an issue. He informed Brother Cadet that he would be inquiring to others present regarding the event. A short few days later, Dr. Hands discussed with his Chapter Executive Board regarding the event being posted on Facebook, Brothers not choosing to get a cab or Uber and what could have happened if something more serious occurred. He asked for a report to be completed and submitted to the College and Kappa Psi Central Office detailing what happened and the Chapter’s action plan to prevent future incidents. Dr. Hands tasked the Chapter Sergeant-at-arms and Risk Management Committee to develop a presentation to be delivered to the Chapter and Province levels on what a “Kappa Psi Party” may look like, the gray line between official and unofficial gatherings, and how to effectively mitigate future risks. Brother Cadet ended up needing to navigate many hurdles as he worked himself back into a favorable position with the College and the Board of Pharmacy and Legal system, but his Brothers were walking with him every step of the way.

Option 2: After much debate, Brother Cadet asked everyone to stay quiet about the incident. However, one of the passengers in the car he rear-ended sought medical attention with neck issues. She underwent months of therapy and pursued legal action. The passenger was frustrated by what she saw as a bunch of fraternity kids running amuck. The College administration found out about the accident the same day the lawsuit was filed. Dr. Hands, the GCD, was shocked when the Dean approached him about the incident. Dr. Hands promised full cooperation with the College. After some investigation, Dr. Hands found out details of the night leading up to the accident including the intentional hiding of information by some of his Chapter’s Executive Board. Dr. Hands kept hearing over and over again from the Brothers he interviewed that “it wasn’t a Kappa Psi party”, “We’ve done these parties before”, “Brother Cadet wasn’t drunk” ,and “It wasn’t our place to stop him from driving”. Dr. Hands immediately reached out to the Grand Regent/Central Office. He expressed his struggle with obtaining information from the Brothers as well as the pending college and legal involvement. The Grand Regent stated the Executive Committee would get involved with the serious nature of this occurrence. Brother Cadet has found himself treading through serious legal matters, issues from the State Board and College from a lack of reporting a serious incident, and consequences of Chapter repercussions.

Questions to discuss:

1. Does this type of gathering violate Kappa Psi’s Risk Management Policy? Why or why not? a. What should have been done to prevent this type of occurrence?

2. If a Brother knows of a potential violation, are they required to come forth? Should they come forth?

3. What were the pros and cons of each of Brother Cadet’s options? Could there have been an alternative?

4. When incidents occur, who should be told? At what point should the GCD be approached?

5. Could this happen at your Chapter? If so, what can your Chapter do to minimize the risks of such an incident?

Newest Kappa Psi Collegiate Chapter- Zeta Pi - Read More

Brothers,

It is my pleasure to announce the chartering of the Zeta Pi Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, New York . The Chartering Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Please feel free to send congratulations to the new GCD, Dr. William Maidhof (maidhofw@stjohns.edu).

Latha Radhakrishnan
Grand Regent
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
2015-2017

 

Newest Kappa Psi Graduate Chapter- Palouse Graduate - Read More
Dear Brothers

It is my pleasure to announce the Graduate Chapter Chartering of the Palouse Graduate Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc in Spokane, WA. The Palouse Region encompasses Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The chartering will take place on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. If you are interested in attending, please contact Brother Shane Johnson (johnson_shaner@wsu.edu) for more details regarding the ceremony and venue. You may send any letters of correspondence to Brother Johnson or Grand Vice-Regent Robert Mancini (grandviceregent@kappapsi.org). Congratulations to the Brothers of the Palouse Graduate Chapter! It is a great way to celebrate the Centennial of the Beta Pi Chapter by having them initiate their Grad Chapter!

 

Fraternally,

Latha Radhakrishnan, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Grand Regent, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc


 

 

2015 -2017 Executive Committee - Read More

Grand Regent - Latha Radhakrishnan grandregent@kappapsi.org

Grand Vice Regent - Robert Mancini   grandviceregent@kappapsi.org

Grand Counselor - Christy Askew   grandcounselor@kappapsi.org

Grand Historian - Melissa Buchanan  grandhistorian@kappapsi.org

Grand Ritualist - Jason Milton  grandritualist@kappapsi.org

Graduate Member at Large - Mike Starvaggi  gmatlarge@kappapsi.org

Collegiate Member at Large -  Karen Hoang collatlarge@kappapsi.org

Past Grand Regent - Eric Gupta  imedpastgr@kappapsi.org

Executive Director - Johnny W. Porter   centraloffice@kappapsi.org

     Kappa Psi Pharmaceutival Fraternity

     2060 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 128

     Richardson, TX 75080-2657

      972-479-1879

 

2016 A. Richard Bliss, Jr. Grand Council Citation of Appreciation Award Winner - Read More

It is my pleasure to announce the 2016 winner of the A. Richard Bliss, Jr. Grand Council Citation of Appreciation.  Dr. Kenneth B. Roberts is an initiate of the Psi Chapter at University of Tennessee and his devotion to the Fraternity and to the profession of Pharmacy is indeed insirational.. We will honor Brother Roberts at Kappa Psi's Reception at APhA on March 5, 2016

Latha Radhakrishnan

Grand Regent

"Don't Play Doctor" - video - Read More

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