ABOUT MWAC

WELCOME
 

You have reached the website of the Maywood-Wheaton Alumni Chapter [MWAC] of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  MWAC has been serving the western suburbs of Chicago since January of 1976.   The chapter was chartered 65 years after the Fraternity's birth on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  

 

For over 40 years, we have worked to set a standard of excellence, both in service and character. Though growing in size and recognition, recently, our rich tradition of service to our youth and community is evident and admired by other organizations throughout Chicagoland.  

 

Over the years we have established a rich tradition of service to our youth and community.  We invite you to learn more about our programs and join with us in service.

Achievements and Awards
  • National Medium-Sized Chapter of the Year 1985 

  • Medium-Sized Alumni Chapter of the Year in North Central Province 1983 - 1989, 1998, 2009 - 2011 and 2013

  • Large-Sized Alumni Chapter of the Year in the North Central Province 2017 and 2019

  • Large-Size Alumni Reclamations Chapter of the Year 2019

  • Large-Size Alumni Reclamations Chapter of the Year by percentage 2020

  • Winner of the Chicago Pan-Hellenic Sankofa Award  Medium Size Chapter of the Year in 2010 and 2015.

  • East Aurora High School Organizational Recognition Award

  • NCP Reclamation Chapter of the Year

  • NCP Chapter Website of the Year

  • DuPage AME Church Fraternity of the Year 2015

Our History

The idea to organize the Maywood-Wheaton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was conceived by Brother John C. Vaughns.  In 1974, he discussed the idea with Brother Donald Randolph.  Following several additional discussions, and contacts with other Kappas in the West Suburban Chicago Area, a meeting was scheduled.In January of 1975, Brothers Vaughns and Randolph were joined in a meeting by Brothers Leroy Sturgis, Jessie Bell, Charlie Thurston, and Robert Fowlkes at the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Maywood.  The Brothers compared notes and decided to contact additional Brothers in the area to obtain their feelings on the idea.....  more