Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Advisor: Chris Van Vessem, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Since it’s founding in 1879, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has held the honor of being the oldest and largest professional pharmaceutical fraternity on the North American continent. Kappa Psi consists of 67 undergraduate chapters and 43 graduate chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Psi has remained continuously active here at Temple University School of Pharmacy since the granting of its charter in 1930.
Throughout the year Beta Omega chapter actively sponsors and participates in a variety of educational, social and community activities. These include nominally monthly concept luncheons and occasional evening parties held at the Kappa Psi house located about a block from the health sciences campus. Some of these, notably our spring formal and theme parties, are held in conjunction with our sister fraternity, Lambda Kappa Sigma, as part of our coeducational program. On campus Beta Omega fields intramural softball and basketball teams each season and, in the larger community, joins in fund raising activities, e.g., walks in support of AIDS research. During the winter holidays Beta Omega collects and distributes toys to hospitalized children.
Membership in Kappa Psi is offered to interested and eligible students in their first and following professional years.