Kappa Psi

Gamma Upsilon ChapterKappa Psi fraternity 2015

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest pharmacy fraternity. It was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Conn. There are currently 82 collegiate and 59 graduate chapters in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.

Kappa Psi coat of armsThe Gamma Upsilon chapter of Kappa Psi has been involved in multiple philanthropy projects. Our philanthropy charity is the American Red Cross; we hold fundraising events to raise money for them. We also participate in the annual Pharmacy Day on the Mall and Legislative Day at the state capitol. During the fall of November 2014, we raised more than $1,500 for the Movember campaign to promote men's health and awareness. During this campaign, our Grand Council Deputy, Dr. John Murphy, raffled the opportunity to be the first person to shave his mustache - he had had the mustache for more than 40 years.


Gamma Upsilon is constantly striving to enhance brotherhood. The diversity of our events encourages all brothers to come together to participate as one. Such events include our end-of-the-year banquet, kickball games, dinner get-togethers, a yearly corn maze trip, and many other activities to keep us involved in brotherhood.

We have won multiple regional and national awards in the past few years. For the 2008-2009 school year, we were awarded the “Best Brotherhood Event” for our region, and for the 2009-2010 school year, we were awarded the “Most Improved Chapter” award at a national level. Most recently, we were awarded the “Community Service Award” for our region for our work at Pharmacy Day on the Mall in the fall of 2011.

For the 2017-2018 school year, many brothers of Kappa Psi are leading professional organizations and Student Council, sharing their skills and strengths with others for the greater good. As a chapter, we are focusing our efforts on fundraising as we will be hosting our fraternity's biannual regional meeting next Fall 2018.

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of Kappa Psi strives to combine philanthropy, fellowship, scholarship, and leadership into one great brotherhood.

2017-2018 Officers

  • Sarina Dhaliwal - Regent
  • Joseph Howdeshell - Vice Regent
  • Joel Yambert - Secretary
  • Segeun Kim - Treasurer
  • John Chang - Historian
  • Bri Choi – Chaplain
  • Mike Choi - Sergeant at Arims
  • Bradley Nash and Josh Olsen - Pledge Educators
  • Michael Abrahamson and Jarred Kay - Social Chairs
  • Nina Ameli - Province Liaison

Faculty Advisers:

Jason Karnes, PharmD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: September 15, 2017
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