Every Brother has a story, and Kappa Kappa Psi wants to hear yours!
We are launching a new project, the Kappa Kappa Psi Oral History Project, to collect the stories of our alumni in their own words. We will preserve these stories in a book that celebrates the impact of Kappa Kappa Psi on your life and who you are today.
Kappa Kappa Psi partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to collect your stories. PCI will contact KKPsi members via mail and email to verify and update contact information. Additionally, PCI will ask if members want to share a story about KKPsi. Members will also receive an offer to purchase the hard-copy book and other products, but no purchase is necessary to participate in the Oral History Project.
For your reference, we have included a list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the Oral History Project, please contact National Headquarters at email@example.com or (405) 372-2333.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Kappa Kappa Psi Oral History Project
I received an email/postcard from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Kappa Kappa Psi. Tell me more about the project.
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Kappa Kappa Psi. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time as a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and how the organization helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.
Will I be called on the phone?
We did not provide any phone numbers and no one should be calling you unless you request it.
Does Kappa Kappa Psi benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
- Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our organization
- Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
- Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law.
I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?
- If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Kappa Kappa Psi. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Kappa Kappa Psi at the conclusion of the project.
- If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
- If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Kappa Kappa Psi update line at 1-855-912-0529.
- If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
How can I participate if I am Deaf/Hard of Hearing?
If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email email@example.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.
Can I choose what information prints in the publication?
The only information that is included in the publication is your name and your chapter, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your member record for the organization. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before January 19, 2024 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.
You can call back at any time before January 19, 2024 to share your story.
I shared a story and the representative said I could send a photo. How do I do this?
You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
Can anyone purchase a book?
The Kappa Kappa Psi Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Kappa Kappa Psi members.
When will I receive my book?
The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12-14 months. Since we began the project in July 2023, the books will be distributed in July-September 2024.
I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.