Updates to the National Shrine Area

Since the founding of our fraternity at Oklahoma A&M in 1919, we have enjoyed a special relationship with the university. The campus has hosted our National Convention three separate times in 1922, 1969, and 1989. Four members from Alpha chapter at Oklahoma State have served as National President. The National Headquarters for both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma were housed in the Seretean Center on campus for many years. However, one of our most visible partnerships is the National Shrine of the Fraternity that is a part of the campus landscape.

The following is taken from our Fraternity Guide to Membership. The National Shrine was formally dedicated on March 26,1960. The ceremonies were attended by Charter Members of the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, past National Presidents of the Fraternity, National Officers of both organizations, and administrators of Oklahoma State University. Ceremonies included wreath-layings, in memory of the founders of the Fraternity, by the current presidents of the Alpha Chapters and representatives of the National Councils of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

For over 50 years our shine has had its home on the west side of the Classroom Building. Kappa Kappa Psi thanks Oklahoma State University for honoring the location of our shrine in their renovations to the area surrounding the Student Union and Classroom Building. Also, thank you to the University for improvements they made to the area. Centering the shrine with the building, adding a courtyard and seating area, and planting the shrubbery have all enhanced this piece of our shared history.


Founded in 1919 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Kappa Kappa Psi is the leading fraternity solely dedicated to supporting and developing college and university band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi has affiliation with over 210 college and university campuses across the United States of America. Guided by our values, mission and ritual, Kappa Kappa Psi is purposefully working towards our vision; With a dedicated spirit of unity and cooperation, we are unequivocally committed to become the world standard of excellence for band fraternal organizations. Collectively, Kappa Kappa Psi members are inspiring one another and all college band members to Strive for the Highest.

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