Washington, DC – The Brothers of the Kappa Psi Chapter recognize the importance of being bridge builders each month as they operate the DC Rhinos Mentoring Program. With January being National Mentoring Month, they are spreading the sharing the message of their program in many ways, including their recent recorded appearance on Comcast Newsmakers to speak on the importance of mentoring the next generation of young men.

The video can be seen here: https://comcastnewsmakers.com/Videos/2018/11/16/DC-Rhinos-Mentoring-Program?autoPlay

Brother Brian Haley, DC Rhinos Co-President, sat down with Comcast’s Yolanda Vazquez, to share the good news of the DC Rhinos Mentoring Program. “When I was young, having older guys who were cool and who I looked up to, give me wisdom and push me to do better things, made me want to do good.” Brother Haley shared with Vazquez.

Kappa Psi Chapter issues a challenge to all chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc and all chapters of each Divine 9 Greek Letter Organization to take mentoring to the next level for the betterment of the next generations of young men and women.

Terrance James, the Assistant Keeper of Finance, believes in this challenge for personal reasons. He shared, “It’s all about catching the youth at young ages. When I was growing up, mentoring taught me soft-skills like how to successfully interact with diverse people, how to learn from others and how to be open-minded. These are important keys to success and it’s what we teach in the DC Rhinos Program.”

Brother Kyle Garrison is the Kappa Psi KRS and said he is proud to serve during the National Mentoring Month. He puts his love for mentoring simply, “To me, mentoring is a pathway to my greatest potential.”

If you would like to help youth reach their greatest potential or to get more information on the mentoring activities of the Kappa Psi Chapter, please visit www.dcques.org.

August 28, 2020 - Washington, DC - The Brothers of Kappa Psi Chapter celebrated the 57 th

Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech by attending the March On Washington which

was organized by the National Action Network. The focus of the march was to call for racial

justice and police reform. The families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and Jacob

Blake were guests and spoke to thousands in attendance.

Brothers knew the importance of attending this event along with our community, even during

these trying times of COVID-19. There are temperature checks conducted along with mask

worn by all in attendance.

“It’s always inspirational being apart of events like this” said Brother Kevin Poplar, you are

reminded that you have to be the change that you want to see happen. Being there in person is

definitely different than watching protest on television. I look forward to the day when we, as

Black and Brown Americans, will no longer have to prove our worth in these United States of


“It was amazing being apart of something bigger then ourselves” said Brother Derrick Thornton,

Basileus of Kappa Psi Chapter. I know marching and voting are only the beginnings steps of the

change, but everything starts somewhere. I can't wait for the day we no longer have to march. 

Kappa Psi Chapter are planning other activities to keep this momentum going and invite the

community to visit www.dcques.org to learn more.

Written By:

Bro. Kevin Poplar | 11-09-PsiPhi

Vice Basileus, Kappa Psi

Social Action Chair


Brothers pose outside of DC Frat House

March 2019 – Washington, DC – The Brothers of Kappa Psi Chapter performed it’s winter Adopt-A-Block clean up day earlier this month. Brothers gathered for morning fellowship and volunteered together both getting exercise and improving the appearance of the local community.

While volunteering, Brothers were also able to greet and engage with local neighbors, thus strengthening their community bond. Mentees from the Kappa Psi mentoring program, DC Rhinos, were also on hand to volunteer and spend time with the Brothers.

For more information on future service opportunities with the Kappa Psi Chapter, please visit www.dcques.org.

Kappa Psi DC Rhino mentoring program mentee has fun while volunteering.

Written by:

Bro. Garrett James | 3-SP08-TLL

Editor to the Oracle: FY 2018-2019

Kappa Psi Chapter | LM #6184

Basileus Derrick Thornton and Brother Terrence James show that serving can be fun, posing with center advocate

Brothers Volunteer at Patricia Handy Place for Women in DC 

March 2019 – Washington, DC – The Kappa Psi Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated March as Women’s History by volunteering during meal time at the Patricia Handy Place for Women in DC. Brothers organized and served healthy meals to dozens of women and used the opportunity to learn more about the women’s lives and perspectives.

Opened in 2016, the Patricia Handy Place for Women provides more than 200 beds for single women needing residence. The center also provides culture programming and social resources to its community.

It was my first time there, but I loved it and I can’t wait to go back,” said Brother Garrett James, after volunteering that evening. He shared that some of the women shared their stories of overcoming cancer and some of the challenges they face daily.

“There passion of the women was chilling and I was moved by the way they have encountered such hardship and not allowed their spirits to be broken,” James added. “It reminds me of the passion that Kappa Psi has for the community and the Men of Omega has a whole, have for the women in our lives.”

The brothers of Kappa Psi would also like to thank “Ms. Camille,” an advocate at the center that shared her dedication of service and why she brings a smile everyday.

Kappa Psi Chapter has other activities planned to commemorate Women’s History Month and invite the community to visit www.dcques.org to learn more.

Written by:

Bro. Garrett James | 3-SP08-TLL

Editor to the Oracle: FY 2018-2019

Kappa Psi Chapter | LM #6184