History of Kappa Psi
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated is the largest and oldest professional pharmaceutical fraternity in the world. It was founded on May 30, 1879, by F. Harvey Smith on the campus of Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut. More than 80,000 members have been inducted since its inception.
Gamma Sigma Updates
Gamma Sigma welcomes 2019 Fall Rush. The oldest professional pharmaceutical fraternity in the state of Florida is excited to meet the University of Florida Gainesville campus class of 2023. Come to our 2019 rush events to learn more about Kappa Psi and Gainesville Chapter's 70 years of excellence.
"Kappa Psi is the foundation that truly lays the groundwork for building leaders in pharmacy. My experience has taught me that leadership is best fostered through an environment that challenges individuals to exercise confidence in all their actions and decision making. Within Kappa Psi, confidence is instilled and normalized within a tight knit brotherhood. The reassuring presence of brothers who want to continually push each other past limitations gives the individual an experience unlike any other"
"Before becoming a brother of this professional Fraternity my ambition of personal growth and development was singular. Now my goals have shifted to advancing in leadership and the profession of pharmacy along with my colleagues. This idea of brotherhood is evident in the tenets “Fellowship” and “High-Ideals” which are values I have incorporated into every aspect of my life! I am extremely grateful to be a member of this profound brotherhood, and I will perform my necessary duty to ensure the philosophy of togetherness is perpetuated in our Gamma Sigma chapter of Kappa Psi legacy."
Gamma Sigma is honored to announce our brother Joseph Washington was recently voted as the national president-elect of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, or SNPhA. His vision toward the improvement of the health, education and social environment of minority communities has allowed him to excel in the field of pharmacy and garner the attention of his peers on a national level. Joseph will step into this respected position as a third year pharmacy student and will begin to make an impact immediately. He will bring creativity and a lively energy to this position, which will allow him to succeed in advocating for Global Health issues and establish him as a student leader. We are proud to call Joseph a brother of the Gamma Sigma chapter.
“It is my hope to perpetuate and maximize this organization’s effectiveness and the quality of care we distribute around the world; Keeping in mind the ideology of Benjamin Franklin: ‘Without words like progress and growth, words like improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.’” -Joseph Washington