- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is Alpha Kappa Psi?

 

Alpha Kappa Psi is a premier co-ed professional business fraternity, spanning over 300 campuses internationally and containing over 240,000 members world-wide. We adhere to the lifetime values of brotherhood, knowledge, integrity, service, and unity.

 

Can I be a member of another organization and still join?

 

Yes! In fact, we encourage our members to be as active on campus as possible. It is even possible to be a member of a social fraternity or sorority. However, to be eligible to join Alpha Kappa Psi, you must not be in another professional business fraternity. 

 

Why attend Recruitment?

 

As a business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi offers much more than professional development. We strive to meet the balance between professional and social development by surrounding ourselves with like-minded and encouraging individuals. Our brothers are highly accomplished students who are motivated to do more and go on to work rewarding and exciting careers. By utilizing the resources and network that Alpha Kappa Psi provides, we aim to help all brothers reach their full potential. We invite you to learn more about us and we look forward to meeting you.

 

What is Recruitment?

 

Recruitment is a week-long set of events spanning from open informational sessions to invitational professional interviews held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Our recruitment objectives are to educate prospective brothers about the fraternity and learn more about the candidates for our incoming pledge class. Three days of attendance are required, but we encourage everyone to attend as many of them as possible. At the conclusion of recruitment, a select group of candidates will be offered an interview during which they have the opportunity to present themselves in a professional environment. Candidates may expect the interview to feel very similar to a job interview. Lastly, the chapter may offer a bid to candidates we feel will provide a significant contribution to our fraternity.

 

 

What is a bid?

 

A bid is an invitation to participate in the pledge process in preparation for joining our fraternity.

 

Do I need to be a Business Administration/Economics major?

 

We are open to all majors! The diversity amongst our brothers is one of our strongest traits; we have majors in Computer Science, Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations, International Business, Political Science, and many others.

 

 

What type of candidate are you looking for?

 

While there is no standard candidate, our ideal potential new members are highly motivated, passionate, and intelligent. Everyone in the fraternity is very different in terms of personality, major, and goals. Ultimately, we are looking for individuals who are excited about contributing to Alpha Kappa Psi.

 

What can I do during Recruitment to give me the best chance of receiving a bid? 

 

The best thing you can do during the recruitment process is to come to as many events as you can, meet as many of our brothers as possible, and be yourself! We are looking for members who are excited to join our fraternity and whom we believe can help us become better as a chapter. Just like you are looking for an organization that is the right fit for you, we are looking for members who are the right fit for our fraternity.

 

If I don’t receive a bid, can I attend recruitment again? 

 

Yes! Oftentimes, it is the case that we have more qualified potential members than we can extend bids to. We highly encourage that those who do not receive bids to come back again. Candidates who attend recruitment more than once show a high level of interest and commitment, which may provide a better chance to receive a bid.

 

What is the pledge process like? 

 

The pledge process is usually a 5-8 week program designed to develop your personal and professional skills. You will be involved in organizing various social, professional, and service events, and you will be given the opportunity to network and hone your leadership abilities. In accordance with university regulations, we have a strict no-hazing policy.