Alpha Kappa Psi
As the oldest and largest professional business fraternity to date, Alpha Kappa Psi was originally founded by 4 men at New York University in 1904. Since then the fraternity has spread to college campuses across the globe.
Chi Upsilon Chapter
The Chi Upsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is a member of the Professional Fraternity Council (P.F.C.) and an engaged member of the Greek Life of the Ramapo College Campus.
Since our chapter was chartered in 2013, our membership has grown to 125+ current and alumni brothers. We are coming up on our five year anniversary, a great accomplishment for any organization. The founding President of the Chi Upsilon chapter is Kevin Demaio, a business marketing major who graduated from Ramapo College in 2015.
Though our charter may hang in the Dean’s Office of the Anisfield School of Business (ASB), we welcome everyone to learn more about us — regardless of major. You will find that many of our brothers come from a variety of schools on the Ramapo College campus.
On December 7, 2013 the largest and oldest professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi came to New Jersey’s liberal arts school Ramapo College of New Jersey being the second organization under the Professional Fraternity Council. Since our foundation, the Chi Upsilon chapter has grown to well over 100 members and alumni; our alumni include people who work at ADP, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Land Rover Jaguar. As our chapter grew, we would stick to our guiding principles of Building Brotherhood, Lifelong Learning, High Ethical Standards, Improving Communities, and Enhancing the Fraternity to make sure we would remain the premier developer of principled business leaders at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Giving back is always something that has been very important to this chapter and one of the first ways we would accomplish this is by holding our Pizza with a Purpose event where we partnered with California Pizza Kitchen to raise money for Young Vision Africa. From there on we would regularly participate in annual Blood Drives along with Ramapo College’s annual Relay for Life., and Dash for Diabetes. One of our biggest successes came from the Spring 2016 Epsilon’s service project of raising money for the victims of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. For weeks as a new member class and a professional fraternity we held Penny Wars, Zumba and special events to raise over $2,200 to provide fresh water to those who needed it most.
As lifelong learners who like to build brotherhood, we would constantly have ourselves, alumni, and guests from the business community at large hold networking events and presentations on various topics to ourselves informed. Our guest speakers include people from the New Jersey Society of CPA’s to prepare ourselves to get a better understanding of what it takes to become a Certified Public Accountants. Other presenters included alumni brother Joshua Bruins representing Becker Professional Education to learn more about passing the CPA. Outside of Accounting we have had several HR representatives come in to speak with us including people from BMW, Wiss and Co, Enterprise Rent a Car, the DSM group and more. Our most recent speaker was Shayna Minuto, the owner of Hold My Knots, presented on marketing and branding.
Finally, we would establish high ethical standards by making sure we are always doing the right thing. Alpha Kappa Psi does not tolerate or participate in hazing of any kind and he Chi Upsilon chapter proudly supports Ramapo’s these hands to haze movement. Our new member education process has always been about developing principled business leaders. As a chapter, we would interact with every Greek Life organization to put a stop to this terrible and unnecessary practice. On top of that, the Chi Upsilon chapter always turns up for Greek Unity week to get an edge in programming and Risk management to make professional Greek life fun for everyone. We encourage people, especially those apart from ASB, to join us so anyone and everyone can be prepared for the professional world.