KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC
The Kappa Alpha Psi Connection
Central Lodge Number 1 has been a rule and guide for the greater Indianapolis area since our arrival IN September of 1856, Indiana in 1856. The members of our bond have been the leaders in all fields of achievement within the city, let alone the country. Our members have always reached for the stars, As such, we have been blessed to name amongst our rolls several outstanding members of the Black Greek Letter Community. Of these, Central Lodge Number 1 has enjoyed a relationship with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Central Lodge has always had a reputation of being one of the most difficult fraternities to join. The reason is simple- Central Lodge typically requires a record of achievement and service prior to applying for membership. As a result, since our arrival to Indiana in 1856, Central has always attained a smaller yet high caliber level of membership. Such is the case with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Two of the founders of the fraternity (Elder Watson Diggs and Ezra Alexander), as well as the first two Grand Polemarchs of Kappa Alpha Psi (Diggs and Irven Armstrong) were initiated into Central. Alexander was also a member of Constantine Consistory 25 and a shriner within Persian Temple 46 (Indianapolis, IN).
Central lodge is proud of the achievements of our members. We continue this tradition with Kappa today, as recently Kappa Brother and Past Master WIlliam Wilson, 33rd served as the Grand Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star, Indiana. As the record of Kappa Brothers are unearthed in our vast rolls, we will continue to share that treasure with the viewing public.
Elder Watson Diggs- Founder of Kappa Alpha Psi and member of Central Lodge #1