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ΚΑΠ (Kappa Alpha Pi) or KAPi (pronounced "Kap-ee") is a co-ed pre-law fraternity that began at The University of Michigan.

Declaration of Purpose

"The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to foster knowledge of the law for undergraduate students; to provide service to the greater community and campus; to promote a strong sense of fraternalism among members; to uphold the ideals and integrity of Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Co-ed Fraternity; so that each member may advance his or her intellect while contributing actively to the well-being of others."[1][2]

Fraternity Organization and Leadership

Kappa Alpha Pi is comprised nationally of almost 200 active members and is growing each semester with new pledge classes. While the size of each pledge class varies, the classes bond through their interest in the law, experiences they share, and the process of becoming members of Kappa Alpha Pi.

The Executive Board leads the fraternity and each new pledge class. Though officer structure varies across chapters, the Executive Board consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Pledge Trainer (New Member Educator), Executive Coordinator, Service Chair, Fundraising Chair, Professional Development Chair, Social Chair, Big-Little Sib Chair, and a Historian/Webmaster.[3] Officer structure and membership totals are chapter dependent.

Big-Little pairings and "families" within KAPi help strengthen the bonds of fraternalism that transcends normal friendships. The relationships that begin in the fraternity continue on throughout a brother's life and legal career.

Campus Involvement and Programming

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Though individual chapters of Kappa Alpha Pi plan their own campus programs, general events include preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and information regarding the law school application process and legal careers. As stated in the Alpha Chapter by-laws, "Kappa Alpha Pi holds weekly meetings with speakers from various areas of the law. Kappa Alpha Pi also offers a wide variety of professional development activities, such as resume workshops, personal statement workshops, dean panels, and mentorship programs with students from the Law School. Kappa Alpha Pi also works extensively with the Career Center, Kaplan, Inc., and Princeton Review to ensure our members affordable and valuable support in their law school endeavors."[4] The organization also does philanthropic work, such as participating in Professional Greek Week to raise support for local charities.

Collegiate Chapters

The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi was founded at The University of Michigan in 2007.

In the fall of 2009, the University of California, Los Angeles founded a chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi.[5]

In the fall of 2010, selected students formed the Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi at the University of California, Riverside.

In Spring 2011, students formed the Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi at Cornell University.[6]

In the Fall of 2011, a transfer from UCLA Beta Chapter founded Epsilon Chapter at Chapman University [7]

In the Spring of 2012, students founded the Zeta Chapter at the University at Albany.[8]

In the fall of 2013, Michigan State University students founded the Eta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi.[9]

In the Spring of 2014, students founded the Iota Chapter at the University of California, Berkeley. [10]

In the Fall of 2015, students at UC Davis submitted paperwork to establish a chapter on campus.


References

11. http://www.ucbkapi.com