|Important Moratorium Update|
Notice From the Grand Polemarch
Effective September 12, 2014,
Grand Polemarch William “Randy” Bates, Jr., Esq. announced that the Grand Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.® unanimously adopted a resolution imposing an immediate moratorium on membership intake for both alumni and undergraduate chapters. The Board resolution authorized the fraternity's CEO and Grand Polemarch, William "Randy" Bates, Jr. Esq., to establish a task force to study the current process by which fraternity members are selected and initiated, and to make recommendations of possible revisions or modifications to it. The board has mandated that the membership of the task force be broad based, comprised of both undergraduate and alumni members, and well qualified individuals from a broad array of professional fields, including education, business, law and the social and behavioral sciences.
The moratorium will be in place for an indefinite period. No deadline has been set for the final report of the task force, however Grand Polemarch Bates expects a preliminary report from the yet to be named task force by January, 2015.
While it is regretted that some prospective members will be disappointed that they cannot become members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.® at this time, the Grand Board is obligated to make decisions that are in the best interest of the fraternity.
We know that brothers understand the need for us to do all we can to make sure that we have the best membership intake possible.
Important Update Regarding the Moratorium
Updated January 15, 2015
Effective immediately, the membership intake moratorium for alumni chapters has been lifted. There is no change in the membership intake process for alumni chapters. The Membership Intake Task Force is continuing it's work in hopes of recommending modifications to the membership intake process applicable to both undergraduates and alumni.
Yours in the Bond,
William "Randy" Bates Jr., Esq.Grand Polemarch