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The Pledge Manual: Blood BOOK KMK

Kappa Mu Kappa Nationals & Founders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kappa Mu Kappa

2017

 

Copyright © 2016 by Kappa Mu Kappa

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review or scholarly journal.

First Printing: 2016

ISBN

Kappa Mu Kappa INC
Atlanta GA, Summerville SC, Tennessee

www.KappaMuKappa.org

 

Dedication

 

This manual is dedicated to you —

The pledge of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity INC. You represent our hope for the future. Our principles of BROTHERHOOD, KNOWLEDGE, INTERITY and UNITY are yours for safekeeping. They provide a strong base on which to build a successful standard of conduct. It is our hope that you will embrace them, live by them and share them with others. We wish you great success as you embark upon a lifetime of service in kappa mu kappa Fraternity Inc.

 

Contents

 

 

Prologue vi

Historic National Presidents vii

Preface viii

Past National President 1

Chapter 1: Introduction of Greek Organizations 2

Chapter 2: Bloody Kappa Mu Kappa History 9

Chapter 3: Founders & The 1st Pledge Klass 12

Chapter 4: The Maroon Board, Incorporation, Regions & Chapters 18

Executive Board 19

Chapter 5: Symbolism & Fraternity Secrets 23

Chapter 6: Diamond Rituals & Pledge Ceremony 34

References 41

 

Prologue

Congratulations on choosing to become apart of the Beta chapter of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity, Inc. The experience of membership not only in your chapter, but also in the fraternity will have a significant and positive impact on your life. You will gain brotherhood and fraternal relationships, which will be developed and will add value throughout your life.

 

The purpose of handbook is to help you make most of your membership into Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity, Inc. As you accept leadership roles within the chapter, this handbook will help you prepare for those responsibilities and point you in the right direction on specific tasks. There’s a lot of information presented in this handbook, you’re not expected to read it once through and memorize everything. Instead, refer to it on an ongoing basis to help you be a more effective brother of KMK.

 

Although we share common ideals of fellowship and professionalism, all our brothers come to Kappa Mu Kappa with different experiences, backgrounds, and skills. Ask your brothers for help, and do the same for them. Your chapter executive board exists to assist you, and they also are looking for your questions and feedback in improving future editions of this manual.

 

The members of this chapter are proud to have you as a member and will provide you with the opportunity to exemplify the ideals and values of our fraternity.

 

Fraternally,

 

The Membersof Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity, Inc.

 

Tenard Ruth -International Vice President

 

Historic National Presidents

 

Agnosco Frat,

 

Welcome to Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc.! By choosing to pledge our rich fraternity, you have taken the first step in your new lifelong journey of Brotherhood, Knowledge, Integrity and Unity. You have committed yourself to learn the history and ways of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc, the principles for which we stand, and to take part in the efforts, as do all our members, to give of yourself to make the world a better place. Your pledge period is only the first part of your journey, an important step in 
Preparing you for active membership. As you proceed through your time as a pledge, be sure to take advantage of what the Fraternity has to offer. Do not limit yourself only to the experiences of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. Congratulations on choosing Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. as part of your life’s journey. After explaining Jamon’s ideas to the brothers, Bro.Brandon and Deonte were enlivened by the organization noting that it should be a fraternity. After sitting with the ideas over night the brothers all attended a conference call meeting discussing the ideas

 

Fraternally,

 

 

Bro. Marcus Poole

National President 2017 Delta Chapter President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preface

Past National President

Edico Frat

There are very few opportunities when a decision can have a profound impact on one’s life and on those around him or her. Your decision to pledge Kappa Mu Kappa is just that opportunity. Kappa Mu Kappa was founded on the principles of educating its members; bring brothers from all across the globe together on a virtual platform. Kappa Mu Kappa is the first known Social Media Fraternity. These objectives are as strong and alive as ever. Our members continually give their time and dedications further the efforts of communicating a positive message across Social Media. There are Kappa Mu Kappa Chapters all over the world working together to accomplish the Kappa Mu Kappa objectives. These Chapters include college chapters and Virtual chapters As you are discovering, Kappa Mu Kappa is much more than just another organization or club; it is a unique, prestigious association of Members, professors, college graduates and professionals with common experiences and goals. Kappa Mu Kappa is a brotherhood that means many different things to different people, but all members share the fraternity’s vision: Kappa Mu Kappa is committed to Authentic Brotherhood, Moralistic Selfless and High Standards. You have already made a wise decision in applying for membership in one of the world’s first social Media Fraternity. This fraternity offers outstanding opportunities for professional preparation and for personal growth. The way to perfect these skills is through application and practice. As you continue through your pledge program, we challenge you to commit to doing your best and to helping your fellow pledges to achieve the same. Your future is what you make of it; we wish you well in your quest for excellence.

 

Jamon Goodwin

Past National President 2014

Jamon Goodwin

National Board

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL PRESIDENT –MARCUS POOLE

NATIONAL VICE PRSIDENT –HERB BUTTS

 

NATIONAL SECRETARY –DARRELL BROOKS

NATIONL TREASURER –GARLAND BANKS JR

 

NATIONAL COUNSELOR –BOBBY BRISBON

RITUAL DIRECTOR –TONY HOLDER

 

REGINAL DIRECTOR –MIKE MARSHALL

Chapter 1: Introduction of Greek Organizations

Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity INC like other Greek organization has had many trails but has managed to push trough leaving behind the title of an “ Social Media” fraternity. Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity today is known as the elite men of Blood Diamonds. When colleges were first founded in America, students were expected to focus their time and energy solely on academic pursuits. Socialization was not permitted and students who wanted to participate in social organizations were often punished. As a result, students began to form secret groups to explore ways to connect with one another and engage in out of class interests. These secret societies would later become Greek letter organizations.

 

Fraternities

Twenty-six years after the first literary organization was founded, Phi Beta Kappa was the first official fraternity formed in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa was founded at William and Mary College in 1776 and set the tone for the future of Greek letter organizations. Founded on the principle of brotherhood, Phi Beta Kappa created moral standards, ritualistic ceremonies and a central purpose for membership. Within three years of organization, expansion efforts led to chapters at Yale and Harvard. In the early 1800s, the Kappa Alpha Society, Sigma Phi and Delta Phi were formed and together sparked the establishment of the college fraternity system.

Sororities

Sororities began in a similar way to fraternities through the formation of secret literary societies. In the mid 1800s, two groups called Philomathean and the Adelphean began at Georgia Female College. These organizations served as a social group for women and a way to provide support for women seeking college degrees. The first official sorority called Kappa Kappa Alpha Theta was founded at Asbury College in 1870. This social organization fostered academic achievement, moral development and friendship. New women’s Greek letter groups were formed at other campuses in the next five years and the American sorority system was born.

 

Black Greek Letter Organizations

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was the first Greek letter organization for African Americans. Founded in 1906 at Cornell University, this fraternity provided support for students who were in the minority on a college campus. Similar to traditional Greek letter organizations, Alpha Phi Alpha established expectations of moral character, academic accomplishment and service to others for its members. Of equal purpose was the pursuit of civil rights for African-American people. Almost immediately, Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were formed at other colleges, including historically black institutions.

 

The Origin of Greek Organizations

The first Greek letter organization was Phi Beta Kappa, which was founded on December 5, 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, the second oldest institution of higher learning in America (Harvard is the oldest). The secret organization had been preceded by 26 years with the formation of the Flat Hat Club, a secret society which was literary and social in nature, but not Greek. Phi Beta Kappa had all the characteristics of today’s fraternities: a motto, a ritual, a badge, principals of high idealism, a bond of friendship and camaraderie, and an urge to share the organization’s values through expansion to other campuses. The society was formed for social as well as literary purposes and held regular meetings in which members discussed highly charged and controversial subjects such as taxation and freedom. In this period of revolution, these debates could only be held secretly. In December 1779, the parent chapter authorized the establishment of chapters at Yale and Harvard, and in January 1781, as the British and American armies battled along the Virginia peninsula it ceased it’s own operations.

Owing to the prejudice against secret societies aroused by the anti-Masonic sentiment, which began in 1826 when a bitter Freemason, William Morgan, disappeared after threatening to expose the secrets of the Masonic Fraternity, the Harvard chapter revealed the secrets of Phi Beta Kappa in 1831. It was exposed that the Greek letters, FBK, were the initials of Filosofia Biou Kubernhthz, “Philosophy the Guide of Life.” Soon afterward Phi Beta Kappa became the most prestigious honor society in North America.

Inspired by the Phi Beta Kappa’s at Union College in New York, students formed the Kappa Alpha Society. The new fraternity was much like Phi Beta Kappa except that its purpose was social more than literary. Although the faculty opposed the new society, students embraced the new fraternity and founded two more Greek organizations: Sigma Phi on March 4, 1827 and Delta Phi on November 17, 1827. Together these three fraternities formed the “Union Triad” and were the basis for the expansion of the American college fraternity.

Sigma Phi was the first of the union Triad to establish a branch organization when it placed its Beta chapter at Hamilton College in 1831. One year later Alpha Delta Phi was founded by the students at Hamilton to rival the Sigma Phi’s. In November 1833, Psi Upsilon was formed at Union, and that same year Kappa Alpha established a chapter at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, being followed one year later on that campus by Sigma Phi. At Williams the existing fraternities found a new rival in the form of an anit-secret society called the Social Fraternity which later united with similar organizations to become Delta Upsilon in 1834. Alpha Delta Phi made a bold move in 1833 by establishing it’s second chapter at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which was the Far West at the time. This was the first chapter of any fraternity west of the Allegheny Mountains.

In 1839, Beta Theta Pi was founded at Miami University by students who, after a quarrel with the Alpha Delta Phi’s, believed that a fraternal society could be a vehicle for moral and intellectual growth. Beta Theta Pi thus became the first fraternity founded west of Alleghenies Mountains. In protest against the current President of the university, students of Miami blocked all entrances of the main education and administrative building in the winter of 1847 in what came to be known as the Great Snow Rebellion. The President, determined to suppress the uprising, expelled a majority of the student body, among them nearly all of the members of the only two fraternities on campus. On December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta was founded and was the first fraternity beside Phi Beta Kappa to be founded on a campus without a Greek-letter organization. Sigma Chi was formed in 1855 from one faction of a divided Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter at Miami University. Together, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi form the “Miami Triad.” The importance of the triad comes from the expansion of these three fraternities throughout the West and South, making them the first truly national Greek organizations.

The Civil War interrupted most fraternity operations, and as Americans chose sides in the United States’ most devastating war, fraternity brothers often found themselves pitted against each other. Fraternity bonds however, often accounted for many prisoners being exchanged or given better treatment. Only one fraternity was founded during this time, Theta Xi at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

After the war, northern fraternities were reluctant to expand to the South, so many southern Greek societies were founded during this period. Alpha Tau Omega, was founded at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA in 1865, as were Kappa Sigma in 1869 and Sigma Nu in 1869. Across town at Washington and Lee University, Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865. Other significant founding’s are Delta Chi 1890, Tau Kappa Epsilon 1899, Sigma Phi Epsilon 1901 and Lambda Chi Alpha in 1909. Although the majority of Greek-letter societies were founded between 1865 and 1900, more chapters were charted in the 1900’s than in the preceding century and a quarter. The American college fraternity rapidly spread to campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

Many obstacles appeared on the fraternities’ road to progress, including two world wars, the Great Depression, and the sociopolitical upheaval in the 1960’s, but fraternities have seen steady growth. Now, fraternity membership now numbers nearly five million. Charges of hazing, alcohol abuse and anti-intellectualism have challenged Greek societies to emphasize community service, scholarship programming, and responsible social events. Universities know, however, that fraternity members have a higher graduation rate compared to non-members. The fact that fraternity members show more loyalty to their alma mater, are more involved as undergraduates and alumni, and make more donations to their schools offers a convincing case for the worth of Greek organizations.

There are three firsts among women’s fraternities. Alpha Delta Pi is counted as the first sisterhood, having been founded as the Adelphean Society in 1851. Pi Beta Phi came into being in 1867 as the first organization of college women established as a national college fraternity. Kappa Alpha Theta was organized in January 1870, as the first Greek-letter society for women. While there were scattered cases of women elected to men’s fraternities, it early became evident that there was a distinct field for similar organizations for women. For many years in schools for young women, societies bearing Greek or classical names were common, such as Adelphean, already named Euterpean, and Philmathean. These became founding chapters of national bodies and claimed precedence by virtue of the initial dates of their local organizations.

The I.C .Sorosis, similar in purpose to the Greek-letter societies, was founded at Monmouth College in 1867. In 1870 at Indiana Asbury University, now DePauw, Kappa Alpha Theta was born. In the same year Kappa Kappa Gamma was established at Monmouth, Illinois. Alpha Phi originated at Syracuse University in New York in 1872, and in 1873 Delta Gamma began at Lewis Institute for Young Women in Oxford, Mississippi. On November 9, 1874, Sigma Kappa was founded at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and on November 11 Gamma Phi Beta followed Alpha Phi at Syracuse. Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw in 1885 and Delta Delta Delta was organized at Boston University in 1888. The same year I.C. Sorosis officially adopted the name Pi Beta Phi, which it had used from the beginning as a secret motto. Other women’s sororities founded in the 19th century are Alpha Xi Delta in 1893 at Lombard College (now Knox) in Galesburg, Illinois; Chi Omega in 1895 at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Alpha Omicron Pi in 1897 at Barnard College, NYC; Kappa Delta in 1897 at Longwood College in Farmville, VA and Zeta Tau Alpha in 1898, also at Longwood. Two other women’s fraternities were founded at Longwood College: Sigma Sigma Sigma in 1898 and Alpha Sigma Alpha in 1901, but until 1947 they limited their chapters to teacher colleges. The National Panhellenic Conference was organized in 1902 and now includes 26 women’s fraternities.

All of the women’s groups were called fraternities in the beginning because no other word existed. Then in 1882, Gamma Phi Beta was named a “sorority”, a coined word suggested by their advisor who was a professor of Latin, and who thought the word “fraternity” was ill-advised for a group of young ladies. However, the Greek-letter societies for women had already been incorporated as fraternities, and in 1909 the National Panhellenic Conference revised its Constitution to use the word “fraternity” throughout. This usage still prevails. In the early days of fraternity expansion, there was bitter rivalry between the various groups, not only for members but for recognition and prestige. The women’s groups were better than the men’s about fostering a sense of fraternalism. In 1902, after several preliminary meetings, the seven women’s fraternities met in Boston to form the National PanHellenic Conference (NPC). The Conference’s mission was to encourage an inter-fraternal spirit among the members, to establish better relations with host institutions and to provide service to members’ chapters.

In 1909, the men’s groups formed the Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) aimed at the same goals as the NPC. The men, too had held several previous meetings to discuss inter-fraternity rivalry versus cooperation. Today, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) sponsors a variety of fraternity programming aimed at educating Greek undergraduates on topics such as alcohol awareness, inter-fraternity recruitment, membership education, and other important issues

Chapter 2: Bloody Kappa Mu Kappa History

Requirements of Membership

Your pledge period is to determine your interest demonstrates this commitment daily. While your chapter active membership, here are general duties:

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The Origin and Growth of KMK INC

Kappa Mu Kappa is the First Inter-Social Media Greek-Lettered fraternity in history, founded on December 3rd, 2014 By Bro.Daniel Jamar Holback, Bro.Brandon Charles Jones, Bro.Jamon Goodwin, Bro.Deonte Khalil Taylor, Bro.Joshua Emmanuel Smith and Bro.Paul Bradshaw also known as the 6 Diamonds of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity. On December 1st 2014, founder Jamon Goodwin still recovering from the death of his grand father and came up with the idea of creating a organization that uplifted young men of different cultures and backgrounds. After hours of coming up with ideas he decided to contact one of his long time friends founder Daniel Jarmar Holback. Jamon went into great details on what type of organization he wanted to create but needed more help and guidance on the direction to creating a organization.

Bro. Daniel Jarmar Holback was very enthusiastic about the idea and later on that day contacted two of his close friends Bro. Brandon Charles Jones and Bro Deonte Khalil Taylor. After explaining Jamon’s ideas to the brothers, Bro.Brandon and Deonte were enlivened by the organization noting that it should be a fraternity. After sitting with the ideas over night the brothers all attended a conference call meeting discussing the ideas and what direction they wanted take in creating the fraternity. Each brother contributed missives amounts of ideas for creating the organization. Bro. Brandon Charles Jones came up with the motto “We All Have A Purpose, What’s yours?” while Bro. Jamon Goodwin came up with the colors of Green and Gold. Bro. Daniel Jarmar Holback came up with the Mission Statement and Bro. Deonte Khalil decided that our symbol should be the green python.

On December 3, 2014 Bro. Jamon, Daniel, Brandon and Deonte successfully created Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity. Daniel wasn’t 100% about the fraternity and wanted it to be different than any Greek lettered organization. He knew that it was just missing one thing so collectively the founders decided on creating a social media/socialite fraternity that united men from different backgrounds and careers all across the world. On that day of December 3rd 2014, Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity was successful established. On January 28th 2015 the official website online followed a special greeting on the official Instagram page inviting prospective to apply for membership into the fraternity. By Feb 16th 2015, Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity official received over 50 applicants from the USA 2 from Africa and 3 from Europe officially introducing the Alpha Chapter. In March 2015, Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity becomes such a massive it cycle that many guys demanded to join the fraternity causing membership numbers to increase.

By March 15, 2015 Kappa Mu Kappa established to create 3 Ground chapters and 2 Virtual with over 160 members. On March 20, 2015 Kappa Mu Kappa was attacked by another Greek letter organization indicating that Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity stole their colors and hand signals. On March 25, Kappa Mu Kappa National President Bro.Joshua Emmanuel Smith and Vice President Bro.Paul Bradshaw called a mandatory meeting with the founders. After hours of braining storming and creating Kappa Mu Kappa went back to the drawing board to recreate the brand of then tainted fraternity. Bro.Joshua Emmanuel Smith and Bro.Paul Bradshaw were very constructive and decided to change the colors, enhance the purpose, recreated the symbols and signs only keeping the Greek letter Kappa Mu Kappa. Founders Jamon Goodwin and Daniel Jarmar Holback were so impressed with the improvements decided to include Joshua and Paul as founders completing the 6 diamonds. Founder Paul Bradshaw revamped the Mission Statement while founder Joshua Emmanuel Smith simply created a functional system for Kappa Mu Kappa. Today the Fraternity continues to grow and expand all across the world leaving behind the name social media and on to the elite.

 

A Diamond is simply a lump of coal that did well under pressure…. Bro. Joshua Emmanuel Smith

 

 

Chapter 3: Founders & The 1st Pledge Klass

 

Founders

Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity has 13 diamonds aka the Founders. These can be broken up into the “Original 4, The 2 Stars and the 7 Gifts”. The original 4 founders created the original and its principles. The 2 stars created the new foundation for the fraternity and the 7 gifts were members who contributed dramatically towards the fraternity and its principles.

 

 

Bro. Jamon Goodwin

Bro. Daniel Holback

Bro. Brandon Jones

Bro. Deonte Khalil Taylor

Bro. Joshua Smith

Bro. Paul b. Bradshaw

Bro. Chris Sosa

Bro. Chris Hall

Bro. Brandon C

Bro. Davon R

Bro. Herb Butts

Bro, Marcus Poole

Bro. Rayn

Bro. Darrell A

 

 

The Original 4

 

Bro. Jamon Goodwin

Florida A&M University Grad, BFA

Born in 1989 in Ohio, Jamon Goodwin is the leading Model, Artist and Dancer. Jamon Goodwin has traveled all over the world modeling and building up his business for many years. He has a Bachelors degree from Florida A&M University Tallahassee, Florida .He is known as Diamond Prince in Kappa Mu Kappa. Jamon Goodwin brought the idea and concept of Kappa Mu Kappa. He believed that the organization could make history. He came up with the Greek Letters Kappa Mu Kappa.

 

 

Bro. Daniel Holback

American InterContinental University ATLANTA, BFA, MED

Born in 1989 South Carolina, Daniel Holback (Jarmar Alu) is the Author, Songwriter, Educator, shoe designer and Artist. Daniel Holback has traveled all over the working in music. He released 3 albums and currently working on a new book called the Inner Circle. Daniel Holback has a Bachelors degree in Communications and a Masters of Education from American Interconential University in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently finishing up his Doctoral in Education. He is known as Alist in Kappa Mu Kappa. Daniel Holback came up with the colors and Core values of Kappa Mu Kappa. He believed that the organization is the future in Greek society. Daniel is a member of Phi Beta Fraternity and studying for his Doctoral in Business Administration.

 

 

Bro. Brandon Jones

Alabama State University, BS, MS

Born in 1990 in Alabama, Brandon Jones is the leading Therapist, Artist and Dancer. Brandon Jones has traveled all over the world and danced for many years. He has a Bachelors degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and is currently finishing up his Masters at Walden University. He is known as Vanity Fair in Kappa Mu Kappa. Brandon Jones came up with the Motto and Purpose of Kappa Mu Kappa. He believed that the organization could make a huge impact on the virtual world. Brandon is a Certified Counselor.

 

 

Bro. Deonte Khalil Taylor

Guilford Technical Community College, A.S

Born in 1993 in New York, Deonte Khalil is the leading Model and Artist. Deonte has been singing for many years and developing his brand. He is currently working on a Associates degree Guilford Technical Community College | GTCC Jamestown, North Carolina .He is known as Medu’Sir in Kappa Mu Kappa. Deonte Khalil brought the various ideas to Kappa Mu Kappa. He believed that the organization would grow to be something priceless in the near future. Brandon is funeral home director.

 

 

 

The 2 Stars

 

Bro. Joshua Smith

Middle Tennessee State Murfreesboro, TN A.S

Born in 1993 in Memphis, TN, Joshua Smith is the oldest child. He is currently working on an Associates degree in Mass Communications at Middle Tenn. State .He is one of the first Presidents of the Alpha Chapter in Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. He is known as Exotik Prince. He owns an entertainment company by the Illest Delight and doing YouTube videos

Bro. Paul b. Bradshaw

St. Phillips College, BFA

Born June 3rd 1990 in Sam Antonio, TX. Paul Bradshaw is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from St. Phillips College. He has many goals and aspirations that he wants to accomplish in his life. He is currently working in finances. Paul is the founder that gets things done in the fraternity.

 

 

The 7 Gifts

 

Bro. Chris Sosa

Bro. Chris Hall

Bro. Brandon C

Bro. Davon R

Bro. Herb Butts

Bro, Marcus Poole

Bro. Rayn

Bro. Darrell A

 

 

The Discontinue of Foundation & Membership

Founder & Past National President Joshua Smith was the first founder to completely leave the fraternity and have his diamond burned.

 

 

 

 

The First Pledge Klass

 

Bro. Dexter Price

Dexter Price or simply Dexx Peay is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and Full Sail University, holding bachelor degrees in both Biology and Creative Writing. He was born in Germany to a military family and has lived in some exciting places across the world. His military upbringing sparked an interest in him at an early age and later on served seven years as a Combat Medic with one tour to Iraq in the US Army. He now resides in Austin, TX where he works as a Medical Research Coordinator and Creative Writer. His interests are travel, photography, music, coffee, films, reading, spades, and the occasional long walks on the beach!

 

Bro. Christopher Sosa

Born and raised in New York City. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from SUNY Old Westbury in 2013 & a Masters in Business Administration from Mercy College in 2015. Christopher is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach, consultant, and worldwide traveler with dreams of building a worldwide empire

 

Bro. Ternard Ruth

Born on August 26, 1988, Ternard is a Spring 2015 member and is the current Beta Chapter president of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga. He is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, SC where is received a B.S. in Child and Family Development. During his time being apart of this organization he has given great ideas to take the organization to the next level. Currently, Ternard is preparing for graduate school in hopes of obtaining a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Masters of Science degree in Educational Research from Georgia State University.

 

Bro. Marcus C. Poole
Born in Montgomery Alabama   on January 16,1995 currently in school for Business Administration joined kmk spring 2015 beta chapter of the 32 Kings of Perfection. Currently living in Montgomery Alabama.

 

Bro. DeAndre’ Curtis

Born on August 22nd 1995 in Charleston, SC. He is the youngest of two children. He is currently working on his degree in Elementary Education. He is currently working at Charleston County School District as an Administrator Assistant. Bro. DeAndre’ was featured in 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio for the Cleveland Clinic Expressions. He was also awarded Second Place for making a model of a “Human Heart” out of glass and then awarded a CPR License and First Aid License.

 

 

Bro. Jarvis A. Carnell

Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago .He is currently in college majoring in hospitality and minor in business management. Jarvis stands at 6’4 and 275 pound. “I consider myself to be a cool calm laid back outspoken individual the nicest and coolest person you would ever meet but just don’t try to get in my business and or try to betray me”

 

Bro. Davon Richardson

The University of Southern Mississippi, BS

Richardson also known as K.I.S.S (Keeping it Simple Sexy) was born July 13, 1990 in the city of McComb, MS. He attended Franklin County High School and graduated May 2009. Richardson decided to further his education at the University of Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS where he attained a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and Psychology (May 2014). Upon graduation Richardson resided in Houston, TX where he began his career path as an educator, as well as an artist and model. Richardson is currently enjoying life while being an advocate for youth, writing, painting, recording music (Dae Artistry), and modeling. 

Chapter 4: The Maroon Board, Incorporation, Regions & Chapters

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Executive Board

Officer Qualifications

 

National Executive Board

The National Executive Board is comprised of the National Officers of the fraternity: the stand

National President, 1 Vice President, 2 Vice President, National Executive Director, National Secretary National Treasurer and National Counselor.

Regional Executive Board

The Regional Executive Board is comprised of all the Regional Directors collectively across the 8 Regions. The National Executive Director is the chairman of the Regional Executive Board and oversees the work of the Region Directors. He serves as liaison between the National Executive Board and the Regional Executive Board. In the future as the Regions grow in size, the Regional Board will be comprised of all the Regional officers per each region respectively with the Region Director being the Chairman of the Board.

National Officers
National President administers the affairs of the Fraternity and renders a full report of his administration.

First National President – will serve as the assistant to the National President. Supervise and coordinate the Membership Intake Process. Oversee the national Recruitment of new members during the Intake Windows. Coordinate and implement new requirements for the Membership Intake Process and Selection of Members. Supervise the Membership Intake and Selection Committee. Coordinate the activities of international chapters and honorary members.

Assist the National President in the administration of the affairs of the fraternity and to perform any other duties assigned by the National President.
Perform the duties of the National President in his absence.

Second Vice President of Expansion, Reactivation, and Colonization He assists the First Supreme Anti President with his duties. He is in charge of membership expansion into new cities and setting up new colonies. He is in charge of the membership in the organization and oversees the colonization process. He also supervises the reactivation process for brothers who have become inactive.

National Secretary Records the business sessions of the National Convention and Board of Directors and presents the minutes for approval of preceding meetings.

National Treasurer – Keeps accurate financial records of the Fraternity and is required to make a complete financial report to the Board of Director, and receives and keeps records of chapter monies.

National Chaplain Guides the National President through religious ceremonies during the National Convention and the Grand Chapter.

National Executive Director handles the daily operations of the fraternity and any other duties assigned by the Supreme President or as needing to be performed.

 

 

 

Kappa Mu Kappa Regions and Chapters

Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. has incorporated color coordinates to our regions. The fraternity currently has 13 chapters: Alpha (Charleston SC), Beta (Atlanta S), Delta (Alabama) Gamma (Atlanta E) Eta (Louisiana), Theta (New York) and Zeta (Tennessee) Kappa (Texas) Lambda (Ohio) Mu (Illinois) Nu (Maryland) & XI(Dallas/Fort Worth Texas)

 

 

Grey Region (Southern) Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Kentucky

 

Black Region (Northern) Maine, Washington DC, Vermont, West Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Delaware, Indiana

 

White Region (Eastern) Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota Montana, Wyoming

 

Maroon Region (Western) New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Alaska, California

 

 

Headquarters

 

The Headquarters & Incorporation for Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity INC will be moving from the state of South Carolina to the city of Atlanta, Ga in Spring of 2018. There will be a national office for members and inquiries.

 

 

 

Chapter 5: Symbolism & Fraternity Secrets

Symbolism

 

The Name: Kappa Mu Kappa

The founders of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity are great men with huge personalities. They came together to form a great platform for men of color to unify. All members of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity INC will only know what KMK stands for and shall not shall the fraternities secret codes and names with outside parties.

 

 

Kappa Mu Kappa means

(Kappa) parilis : equal. (JAMON & JOUSHA)

(Mu) perpetro : accomplish (PAUL & DEONTA)

(Kappa) regius : royal, regal. (BRANDON & DANIEL)

 

 

 

The Creed

 

Kappa Mu Kappa believes in the advancement of fraternal brotherhood. The reason and end of fraternalism is the connecting together of , minds and hands activated by a typical rationale and striving for meaningful goal.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kappa Mu Kappa believes in human and fraternal growth.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kappa Mu Kappa believes that your past should not define your future.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kappa Mu Kappa believes that men of color have the right to be the best they can be

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kappa Mu Kappa believes that Secrecy and brotherhood is vital.

 

 

Core Values

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brotherhood

Brotherhood is treating others, as you would have them treat you. Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and aid to brothers are the expected norm.

Brotherhood is meeting the other member at least half way. In a brotherhood, individuals help each other at all times. In a brotherhood the individual feels free to face his problems because others are concerned. In a brotherhood each individual is treated as a unique and creative person, not as just another member being forced to conform to standards of mediocrity.

 

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p<{color:#0E0E0E;}. Knowledge

Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning. Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief”, though “well-justified true belief” is more complete as it accounts for the Getter problems. However, several definitions of knowledge and theories to explain it exist.

Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Integrity

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistently moral and ethical standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of “wholeness” deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others “have integrity” to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold. A value system’s abstraction depth and range of applicable interaction may also function as significant factors in identifying integrity due to their congruence or lack of congruence with observation. A value system may evolve in a while, while retaining integrity if those who espouse the values account for and resolve inconsistencies.

 

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p<{color:#000;}. UNITY

A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shield

 

The shield consists of four thing significant Kappa Mu Kappa symbolisms. The White Lion, The Barn Owl, The Diamond and our elegant fraternity Flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret Words

Men of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. come from all walks of life. We vary by chapter, state, province, country, and culture. Even though we are an eclectic group, of talented men, we have much more than just letters in common with each other. Our brotherhood is the backbone of the fraternity. Brotherhood is that common bond we share with not only our chapter brothers but also our brothers from all over North America.

 

Agnosco is the secret phrase that all men of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. know. Agnosco Means to recognize, understand, perceive. Every Kappa Mu Kappa Brother will use this secret word to address other members from across the national.

 

 

Certo: to contend, settle, dispute, to settle by combat.

 

Decerno: to decide, determine, settle.

 

Edico: to announce, declare.

 

The Wittelsbach Diamond History

The diamond originates from the Kollur mines of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. The story that King Philip IV of Spain purchased the jewel and included it in the dowry of his teenage daughter, Margaret Teresa, in 1664 is apocryphal. The first time the diamond was mentioned is about fifty years later when it was already in Vienna. It was in the possession of the Habsburg family and came to Munich when, in 1722, Maria Amalia married Charles of Bavaria, a member of the Wittelsbach family. In 1745, the Wittelsbach Diamond was first mounted on the Bavarian Elector’s Order of the Golden Fleece.

 

Barn Owl

Owls are commonly featured in myths and legends of many cultures, tied to mystery, wisdom, omens, visions, fertility and even death. The owl is a bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom. To the Greeks, owls are tied to the goddess of wisdom, Athena, and were the guardian of the Acropolis. To the Christian Gnostics, owls are linked to Lilith, Adam’s first rebellious wife who refused to be submissive. To some Native American tribes, owls were varying symbols of protection, prophecy, or sometimes evil and death. The barn owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as the common barn owl, to distinguish it from other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). The barn owl is found almost everywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia and some Pacific islands. The barn owl was one of several species of bird first described in 1769 by the Tyrolean physician and naturalist Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in his Anni Historico- Naturales.

 

 

The Flower

 

The species was collected in 1789 at Tixtla, Guerrero, by Sessé and Mociño. Cavanilles formally described it as Zinnia viola-cea in 1791. Jacquin described it again in 1792 as Zinnia Elegans, which was the name that Sessé and Moçiño had used in their manuscript of Plantae Novae Hispaniae, which was not published until 1890. The genus was named by Carl von Lin-né after the German of botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn, who described the species now known as Zinnia Peruvian in 1757 as Rudbeckia fo-liis oppositis hirsutis ovato-acutis, calyce imbricatus, radii petalis pistillatis. Linné realized that it was not a Rudbeckia.

 

 

The Colors

It can take a lifetime to understand the subtle distinctions among color ranges, but just knowing the general meaning of each color will help you Understand the color thrust for Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity.

Maroon

Maroon is a extremely powerful dominating color that represents Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity INC. The tint represents sacrifice and bravery. It can also be divine for attractiveness, lush, rich and royal.

Grey

Grey is the combination of black and white and is the most neutral of all the shades. It is a conservative color and good for use as a background color.

Grey stands for Security, maturity, reliability, cool, conservative, composed, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, solid and practical

 

 

White

White is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. In color psychology white is the color of new beginnings and wiping the slate clean. White contains an equal balance of all the colors of the spectrum, representing both the positive and negative.

 

Past Colors of The Fraternity

Gold
Gold is evokes the feelings of prestige, and of being expensive.
Gold is the perfect complement for purple symbolizing wealth and beauty.

 

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**]Green is a combination of blue and yellow. The blue qualities represent peace and tranquility, while yellow brings happiness and lighthearted feelings to this color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hymn

 

Oh Kappa Mu Kappa Through hills of torment and skies of dark Stands Love and passion close lands apart None high,

None lows can bring

us down Stands Kappa Mu Kappa The greatest sound

We fight, we fight to strive for more Dear Kappa Mu Kappa Our fraternity we sore with brotherhood, citizenship and power we seek Flows Kappa Mu Kappa The Blood in me

 

 

Burned Diamond

 

If you ever hear a member saying burned diamond they’re referring to a past member who is no longer associated, connected or apart of with Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. A Burned Diamond is a member who was expelled from the fraternity for perjury, fraud, hazing or disloyal conduct of the fraternity. These imposters are NOT ALLOWED to wear Fraternity apparel or attend fraternity functions. The imposters are NOT ALLOWED to represent the fraternity or use fraternal signals.

 

Community Service

 

As an active member of Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity, it is REQUIRED for you and your chapter to complete a community service project that is documented for headquarters.

Greek Alphabet

 

The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since the 8th century BC. It was derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was the first alphabetic script to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants. It is the ancestor of the Latin and Cyrillic scripts.4 Apart from its use in writing the Greek language, in both its ancient and its modern forms, the Greek alphabet today also serves as a source of technical symbols and labels in many domains of mathematics, science and other fields. In its classical and modern forms, the alphabet has 24 letters, ordered from alpha to omega. Like Latin and Cyrillic, Greek originally had only a single form of each letter; it developed the letter case distinction between upper case and lower-case forms in parallel with Latin during the era. Sound values and conventional transcriptions for some of the letters differ between Ancient Greek and Modern Greek usage, because the pronunciation of Greek has changed significantly between the 5th century BC and today. Modern and Ancient Greek use different diacritics. Polytonic orthography, which is used for Ancient Greek and sometimes for Modern Greek, has many diacritics, such as accent marks for pitch accent, the breathing marks for the presence and absence of the /h/ sound, and the iota subscript for the historical /i/ sound. In standard Modern Greek spelling, orthography has been simplified to the monotonic system, which uses only two diacritics: the acute accent and diaeresis.

 

 

Chapter 6: Diamond Rituals & Pledge Ceremony

 

Diamond Rituals

Being initiated into a Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity Inc. means you will be taught the secrets and rituals of our organization. Some of these secrets are minor, but others go to the core of the fraternity. Keeping these secrets are vital for the health of your fraternity.

 

Initiation Ritual  (Pledge Ceremony)

 

Introduction into membership of the Maroon Club must involve this pledging ceremony and this pledging ceremony is a part of induction into full membership in Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc.. The pledge ceremony follows voting on candidates, signing of affirmation cards, approval of Regional Director, and acceptance by the candidate of an official written invitation to affiliate with the Maroon Club.

 

Pledging shall take place no longer than six weeks prior to initiation. At the time of pledging, each candidate shall sign pledge applications. These applications are to be kept on file by the chapter. If the person is not initiated, the reason must be recorded on the back of the application.

 

All Fraternity members participating in the ceremony are dressed in conservative Black Suits. Candidates wear white shirts and black tie, (shades are not acceptable for either the brothers or the candidates.

 

The candidates assemble in the grey room where they are questioned by the Sentinel as to their desire to become pledgees of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc.
All the Sentinel assembled then conducts candidates. *Music is played*
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The candidates stand in semi-circle around the table facing the Diamonds. Upon the table are three candleholders with Maroon, grey and white candles and a pledge book before a center piece of owl figure and/or a maroon flower.

 

1.SERVICE: Open with prayer.

Adam Means Earth by: Samuel Menashe

 

I am the man

Whose name is mud

But what’s in a name

To shame one who knows

Mud does not stain

Clay he’s made of

Dust Adam became—

The dust he was—

Was he his name

 

 

2. Bible reading or Speaker

 

3. The King Of Owls By: Louise Erdrich

They say I am excitable! How could

I not scream? The Swiss monk’s tonsure

spun till it blurred yet his eyes were still.

I snapped my gaiter, hard, to stuff back

 

my mirth. Lords, he then began to speak.

Indus catarum, he said, presenting the game of cards

in which the state of the world is excellent described

and figured. He decked his mouth

 

as they do, a solemn stitch, and left cards

in my hands. I cast them down.

What need have I for amusement?

My brain’s a park. Yet your company

 

plucked them from the ground and began to play.

Lords, I wither. The monk spoke right,

the mealy wretch. The sorry patterns show

the deceiving constructions of your minds.

 

I have made the Deuce of Ravens my sword

falling through your pillows and rising,

the wing blades still running

with the jugular blood. Your bodies lurch

 

through the steps of an unpleasant dance.

No lutes play. I have silenced the lutes!

I keep watch in the clipped, convulsed garden.

I must have silence, to hear the messenger’s footfall

 

in my brain. For I am the King of Owls.

Where I float no shadow falls.

I have hungers, such terrible hungers, you cannot know.

Lords, I sharpen my talons on your bones

 

 

 

4. After all the candidates have taken the vow and signed their names in the Maroon book, the Sentinel gives each a lighted Maroon, Grey or White candle and a Black Flower.

 

 

 

 

Member Reads: The Story of Narcissus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Greek mythology, Narcissus (/nɑrˈsɪsəs/; Greek: Νάρκισσος, Narkissos) was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus drowned. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself. Multiple versions of the myth have survived from ancient sources. The classic version is by Ovid, found in book 3 of his Metamorphoses (completed 8 AD); this is the story of Narcissus and Echo. One day Narcissus was walking in the woods when Echo, an Oread (mountain nymph) saw him, fell deeply in love, and followed him. Narcissus sensed he was being followed and shouted “Who’s there?”. Echo repeated, “Who’s there?”. She eventually revealed her identity and attempted to embrace him. He stepped away and told her to leave him alone. She was heartbroken and spent the rest of her life in lonely glens until nothing but an echo sound remained of her.

 

Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, learned of this story and decided to punish Narcissus. She lured him to a pool where he saw his own reflection. He didn’t realize it was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually realized that his love could not be addressed and committed suicide.An earlier version ascribed to the poet Parthenius of Nicaea, composed around 50 BC, was recently rediscovered among the Oxyrhynchus papyri at Oxford. Like Ovid’s version, it ends with Narcissus committing suicide. A version by Conon, a contemporary of Ovid, also ends in suicide (Narrations, 24). In it, a young man named Aminias fell in love with Narcissus, who had already spurned his male suitors. Narcissus also spurned him and gave him a sword. Aminias committed suicide at Narcissus’s doorstep. He had prayed to the gods to give Narcissus a lesson for all the pain he provoked. Narcissus walked by a pool of water and decided to drink some. He saw his reflection, became entranced by it, and killed himself because he could not have his object of desire. A century later the travel writer Pausanias recorded a novel variant of the story, in which Narcissus falls in love with his twin sister rather than himself (Guide to Greece, 9.31.7) Тhe myth of Narcissus has inspired artists for at least two thousand years, even before the Roman poet Ovid featured a version in book III of his Metamorphoses. This was followed in more recent centuries by other poets (e.g. Keats and Alfred Edward Housman) and painters (Caravaggio, Poussin, Turner, Dalí (see Metamorphosis of Narcissus), and Waterhouse).

 

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5. I, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of God and of these witnesses, do hereby solemnly declare that the principles of this Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. as they have been explained to me accord entirely with my own views; and I solemnly promise that as a member of Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. I will faithfully adhere to those principles endeavoring in every way to perfect myself morally, intellectually, and socially, and endeavoring also to act towards others according to that high standard of conduct required by the Fraternity.

 

I solemnly promise that I will be loyal to the Kappa Mu Kappa Fraternity Inc. and to this chapter, abiding by their rules, discharging my obligations to them faithfully, and using all honorable means to promote their interests.

I solemnly promise that I will share with my brothers the duties of my chapter; that

 

I will uphold and encourage them in all that is honorable and right; that I will ever extend to each brother the right hand of sympathy; and that at all times and in all circumstances I will endeavor to cultivate those sentiments which should ever exist between brothers. All this I solemnly promise upon my honor, without any equivocation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind whatsoever.

 

 

 

References

Erdrich, L. B. (1954). The King of Owls by Louise Erdrich : The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171832

 

Menashe, S. (2004). Adam Means Earth. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/181927

https://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/frivs/latin/latin-dict-full.html

 

 

https://mylifemystuff.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/emotional-and-psychological-meaning-of-colours/

 

http://classroom.synonym.com/origins-greek-letter-organizations-14132.html

 

http://www.sjsu.edu/getinvolved/frso/history/usfslhistory/

Kappa Mu Kappa (2014) www.kappamukappa.com

Kappa Mu Kappa (2015) www. KappaMuKappa.org


Kappa Mu Kappa:BB4

The National Pledge Book

  • Author: Daniel Holback
  • Published: 2017-03-26 05:50:16
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