Starting A Chapter

Kappa Kappa Psi Colonization: The Beginning of a Journey

Thank you for your interest in starting a new chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi on your campus. Being a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi can be a very rewarding part of your college experience.

Kappa Kappa Psi is the leading co-educational fraternity dedicated to promoting and advancing college and university bands through musicianship, leadership, and service. Our colonization philosophy is to establish a lasting partnership with college/university band programs and campuses across the country to build successful chapters and a positive student experience.

Kappa Kappa Psi expressly prohibits discrimination as outlined in our policies. We are committed to a fraternity that provides equal access and opportunity to all eligible band members. We expect all brothers and those affiliated with the fraternity to be committed to this goal. Colonies should be reflective of the band program.

The colonization period is a probationary time of 2-3 months during which dedicated band students work together to obtain active chapter status while beginning their service, leadership, and support for their band program. The colonization period serves the purpose of allowing colony members to operate as a chapter, enabling the National Organization to assess the ability of the new group to sustain a continuing effort to support its band program and to maintain contact with the National Organization.

WHEN TO APPLY: Application Windows & Fees

Applications will only be accepted within the two “application windows” set by the National Council. Beginning August 2019, all colony applications must be completed with a $150 non-refundable application fee, payable by check or money order only. Applications are only considered complete when the fee has been received.

For a Fall Colonization Process, applications must best sent between April 15 and June 30. Applications are considered at the Summer National Council Meeting in July.

For a Spring Colonization Process, applications must be sent between October 15 and November 30. Applications are considered at the Winter National Council Meeting in January.


2019-2021 Colonization Application

2019-2021 Colonization Handbook

Colonization information can be found in the colony application and colony handbook. Please read over everything carefully and forward any questions or concerns to the National Chapter & Colony Education Coordinator at or to the National Vice President for Colonization & Membership. You can also contact the National Headquarters office at (405) 372-2333.

Fraternity Contacts:

Mrs. Jessica LeeMr. TJ Tooley
National VP for Colonization & MembershipNational Chapter & Colony Education Coordinator

Mailing address:

Kappa Kappa Psi National Headquarters
P.O. Box 849
Stillwater, OK 74076-0849