UPSILON PSI CHAPTER STATISTICS
The strength of the chapter lies in the diversity of its members. With members from various fields of study, each can contribute a unique business perspective that produces a well rounded fraternity. The following are the demographic breakdown of Fall Quarter Actives of 2017.
Year in School
Alpha Kappa Psi - Fraternity History
Brooklyn, New York - 1904
Alpha Kappa Psi begins at New York University, October 5th, 1904 marked the founding date of the fraternity by ten founding fathers: George L Bergen, Irving L Camp, Robert S Douglas, Daniel V Duff, Howard M Jefferson, Nathan Lane Jr., Frederic R Leach, Morris S Rachmil, William O Tremaine and Herbert M Wright.
Navy blue and gold were adopted as the official fraternity colors. Blue stands for the ocean over which the commerce of the world passes, and gold for the basis for the financing of trade. The Executive Committee granted its third charter to Gamma Chapter, installed November 4th at the school of commerce, Northwestern University, Chicago.
A central office of the fraternity was set up in Indianapolis, with a full-time secretary in charge. Mr. John D Sparks was appointed Grand Secretary, treasurer and editor of the Diary on January 16th, 1928.
The official flower of the fraternity was changed from a chrysanthemum to the yellow rose. On August 7th, 1976 the board voted to admit women into the fraternity. Ms. Carol R Carter was the first woman elected as a national officer of Alpha Kappa Psi. In 2003, the Fraternity Board of Directors approved the purchase of a larger office to house the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation, known as The Heritage Center.
UPSILON PSI - CHAPTER HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Alpha Kappa Psi is the first co-ed professional business fraternity in the nation. The founders worked diligently to foster an environment where genuine brotherhood and business prowess formed the backbone of the chapter. Their fearless ambition and undying dedication led to the establishment of the Upsilon Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at the University of California, Davis on November 23rd, 2002. They welcomed all majors and embraced the diverse native of the backgrounds for a more unified front.
Within the decade and establishment of Upsilon Psi, our chapter has reached paramount accomplishments including our exclusive Networking for Success, 10 year anniversary social, the establishment of AGS consulting and our first annual Yellow Rose Banquet for our dedicated sponsors in 2013.
Overall, the chapter believes that a strong and balanced foundation prepares their members not only to excel but to lead, because the Upsilon Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is about developing principled business leaders.
AGS Consulting was founded by the Upsilon Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at UC Davis in 2004. It was created with the intention of assisting the local community by providing pro-bono consulting services in the fields of accounting, business organization, finance, human resources, technology, design, or any other areas of interest. AGS Consulting strives to accomplish these by:
1. Providing nonprofit clients with strategic solutions to improve their business
2. Offering team members the opportunity to utilize and improve their business analytical skills through consultation with real world clients.
Additionally, AGS Consulting received 1st place at the 2016 Case Competition for providing a company with a rebrand and a marketing analysis and implementation plan.
PRINCIPLED BUSINESS LEADERS INSTITUTE (PBLI)
Through the foundation's Case Competition, students are introduced to the realities of decision making --including incomplete information, lime constructs and connecting goals-- giving them first-hand experience in analyzing business situations. The competition is designed to stimulate students' thinking by challenging their capabilities and preparing them for future managerial decision making.
1st Place - PBLI 2016 in Reno, NV
2nd Place - PBLI 2015 in Reno, NV
1st Place - PBLI 2014 in Reno, NV
1st Place - PBLI 2013 in Reno, NV
2nd Place - PBLI 2012 in Reno, NV
1st Place - PBLI 2010 in Reno, NV
3rd Place - PBLI 2009 in Reno, NV
1st Place - PBLI 2008 in Reno, NV