Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Kappa Psi ShieldWhy Join Kappa Psi?

As a member of Kappa Psi, you will join over 45,000 other members in the brotherhood of the oldest and largest national pharmaceutical fraternity.  Kappa Psi has 54 graduate chapters and 73 collegiate chapters (including our own Gamma Epsilon).  As a chapter, we represent the 2nd largest organization in the COP with 113 members in the 4 classes of students, as well as several faculty members.  Gamma Epsilon is one of the top 10 chapters in the country.

Kappa Psi is a wonderful way to get involved on campus.  We focus highly on developing leadership qualities.  Many of our brothers are leaders in other organizations at the COP.  Members can elect to lead of one of our 9 committees (philanthropy, smoking prevention, retreat, scholarship, fundraising, initiation, social, bylaws, and conclave) or may run for one of the 8 elected officer positions in the spring.  There are also opportunities to serve the fraternity at a regional or national level.  Besides being leaders in organizations, Kappa Psi members are leaders in the classroom as well.  This year, over 80% of our members received honors certificate from the fraternity.

Our main philanthropy is to support the Ronald McDonald House.  Each class volunteers once a semester to cook dinner for those staying at the RMH.  In the winter, we hold a hat/mitten/food drive for Omaha’s Open Door Mission.  We also hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament every spring called Hoops for Healing.  The money we raise goes to Camp Floyd Rogers, a summer camp to teach children how to live with their diabetes.  This year we raised over $2,200.  Currently, Gamma Epsilon is developing a presentation to teach local middle school students the health dangers and consequences of smoking from a pharmacist’s perspective.

Although Kappa Psi does focus on serving the community and fostering professional and leadership development, we are probably most known for having a great time with one another.  Kappa Psi is a wonderful organization to get involved in if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, while making lasting memories along the way.  Throughout the year, our chapter sponsors activities such as Back To School BBQ, Highlighter Party, nights at the Crescent Moon, socials with Creighton’s chapter, and an all UNMC Fiesta Before Finals.

Officers & Advisor for 2018-2019

Regent:  Andre Wilt
Regent Elect:  Traver Pettijohn
1st Vice Regent:  Cory Durbin
2nd Vice Regent:  Brielle van den Berg
Sergeant at Arms:  Nicholas Giaffoglione
Secretary:  Lindsay Oehlerking
Treasurer:  Andrew Flint
Historian:  Jocelyn Mormann
Chaplain:  Greg Gui
Social Chair(s):  Bridgette Waller and Joselyn Lemm
Philanthropy:  Justin Isaacson and Ellie Lesiak
Fundraising:  Kelsie Fuller, Sophie Sealer and Madison Kozeal
Advisor: Dr. Edward Roche