Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes began their partnership in November of 2020. As one of the largest fraternities in the Divine 9 they are committed to partnering with the March of Dimes to bring awareness to their members of the importance of maternal health, mental health for men and giving back to their local communities.
The purpose of the collaboration is to work in cooperation with one another for the campaign against prematurity and to achieve health equity. This is particularly important because the rate of premature birth has increased for the fourth consecutive year in the United States and the racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth rates are worse than ever.
With the partnership, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. participate in a host of activities such as fundraising for March for Babies, engaging in various awareness events especially in the month of November to commemorate Prematurity Awareness Month, and educating members as well as the community about mental health/post-partum depression, etc.
Kappa Alpha Psi ®, a college Fraternity, was born in an environment saturated in racism. The state of Indiana became the 19th state of the Union in 1816 and it founded Indiana University in Bloomington four years later.