National History

On the turn of the new millennium, six dedicated men brought forth a new Asian Interest Fraternity. In the Spring of March 16, 2000, Kappa Pi Beta was formed on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The Founders; Renmar Salceda, Phillip Gozun, Christopher Flores, Alfred Gozun, Sean Orquiola, and Soulysak Trichanh decided that a new breed of gentlemen was to be formed. Incorporating all of our Asian traditions, we instill respect and discipline. Our venture in this fraternity is to bring about Midwest Values differing from that of the West and East coasts. Asian Americans are one of the largest minority groups in the Midwest yet we have the smallest voice in representation. As brothers of Kappa Pi Beta, we felt it was time that our voice be heard.

Chapter History

At the frontier city of diversity, nine men persevered to aid the dreams of expanding Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc. In the winter of December 14, 2008, Kappa Pi Beta was expanded to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Charters: Daniel Kim, Mateusz Greczek, Dexter Teng, Edmar Viloria, William Lui, Stefan Murakami, George Joseph, Richard Chang, and Antonio Martinez decided to build upon the ideals of our founding fathers. The foundation of this fraternity is built upon instilling and expressing gentlemen values that should not be forgotten. Fulfilling the values of this fraternity and paving way for other Asian-American organizations, we strive to strengthen and unify the Asian community. As brothers of Kappa Pi Beta, we shall not waver from the foundation of this fraternity.

Mission Statement

As a Brother of Kappa Pi Beta, I will strive hard to further the existence of this great fraternity. I will do my best to bring forth a bond of unity to all of my fellow brothers that will stand the test of time. Along with the close relationships that are built, I pledge to promote academic excellence, brotherhood, cultural awareness, social mobility, philanthropy, gentlemen values, and respect towards the individual and community. Regardless of the letters i wear, what organizations I am in, or national origin, I will set the example that unity is the ultimate beginning of brotherhood. I will use these attributes as development of my character and retain them even beyond my years of higher learning.

Vision

Through the practices of respect and etiquette, a GENTLEMAN of Kappa Pi Beta will adopt an agenda that proactively seeks to defy the stereotypes of the typical fraternity and create the ideals of unity within the community. By these premises, a stronger voice in representation among Asian Americans will generate.

Purpose

The Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity is an Asian American-founded service and social fraternity dedicated to the needs of the community alongside a commitment of higher learning, the promotion of the traditional Asian values of respect and discipline, and the overall essence of unity among all people of different background.

Fraternal Facts:

Founding Date

March 16, 2000

Pillars

Philanthropy
Leadership
Academic Excellence
Cultural Awareness
Etiquette
Brotherhood

 

 

Charter Date

December 14, 2008

Colors

Red, Black, and Charcoal Grey

Motto

Unity is the Beginning of Brotherhood

Mascot

Phoenix

Virtues

Respect and Discipline

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