Alpha Kappa Psi


Shaping People, Shaping Business





Alpha Kappa Psi was founded in 1905 by four New York University students who were driven by a desire for higher education for business students. Since then, the nation’s oldest and largest professional business fraternity is widely recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders, molding the lives of a network of over 250,000 living members from over 250 chapters across the world.

Through the ideals of the fraternity, members have grown into dynamic roles, including CEOs and chairpersons of some of the world’s most successful organizations, university presidents and chancellors of leading educational institutions, and public servants in the highest offices of the United States federal and state governments.


As the fifth chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, the Epsilon Chapter of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has transformed generations of Illini. Established on April 16, 1913, the Epsilon Chapter has engrained strong values of brotherhood, professionalism and philanthropy to the community in all its 125 active members and 1,500+ alumni.

Founded with an aim to foster professional skill development in tandem with the cultivation of lifelong relationships, the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is one of the largest chapters in the world, encompassing leaders from the Gies College of Business, Grainger College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and more.





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Alpha Kappa Psi seeks development and professional growth for all its members through exclusive networking sessions, company presentations, and our Commerce Night Out.

From the start of pledgeship, older members serve as mentors to the incoming pledge class and help provide resources on their path of professional development such as workshops, resume critiques and mock interviews. 


At the end of their time with Alpha Kappa Psi, every member enters the business world prepared for success.


Alpha Kappa Psi creates a sense of brotherhood that gives you a home away from home.

With over 120 members ranging from all different majors and backgrounds, each unique member of Alpha Kappa Psi helps foster the strong brotherhood of our chapter.

There are endless opportunities for our members to build lifelong friendships that include pledge families, barn dances, football tailgates, intramural sports, movie nights, and so much more!

Alpha Kappa Psi creates a community of passionate and driven individuals that quickly becomes one family.



Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes the importance of philanthropy and has created long lasting traditions within the Champaign-Urbana community, whether it's tutoring elementary students at Stratton Elementary School, helping a retirement center called Heritage Center, arranging food and clothing donations at Salt & Light, or assisting a recreation center called Champaign Urbana Special Recreation Center.

Alongside these weekly opportunities for members to give back, we also go beyond our local reach and support other organizations through service events, striving to make a difference in our community and beyond. 



A letter from the President

Welcome to the official website of the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Your interest in our organization is greatly appreciated; we encourage you to take the time to visit all that our website has to offer and learn more about our organization, members, corporate sponsors, and numerous events and activities. 


Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation, and as such we continually strive to shape our members professionally, socially, and philanthropically. We separate ourselves through our professional development opportunities that include our individualized mentorship program and skill-building workshops.

Ever since rushing my first semester freshman year, Alpha Kappa Psi has been my home. Our chapter is filled with the most talented, kind, motivated, and inspiring people that I have ever met  and  I  appreciate  it  more  every  single  day  as  I  continue  to  learn,  develop, and form

relationships with a group of people that I call my best friends. From traveling the world together, being roommates, having study buddies in every class, the members of our chapter are the people that challenge and push me to reach my greatest potential every single day. Alpha Kappa Psi has allowed me to achieve and surpass all my goals by helping me land my dream job, grow as a leader, gain confidence, and gave me a family not only on campus, but for the rest of my life.

Thank you again for your interest in the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions you may have regarding our chapter. We are excited to meet you and share with you the organization that wrote our college stories.  


Warm Regards,


Maria Barto