Academy Blog


The Achievement Academy is designed to enhance the social, professional, and leadership experiences of the collegiate members in the Fraternity. The vehicle by which this is to be accomplished is through the development of vibrant mentoring and coaching opportunities that empower and enhance their agency. Our central foci are to ensure retention and graduation of our members while fostering an understanding of the steps necessary that lead to advanced degree opportunities and successful transition toward their career paths.

We have developed a cohort approach to assure members are matched with the mentoring experiences relevant to their goals.

AA4Cohort Directors are responsible for overseeing the content and relevant activities the collegiate members are being presented via their mentors There are six cohort areas our members can select from:

  • Corporate/Government
  • Education (K-12 and higher education)
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities

The approach is to connect undergraduates with the necessary resources that enable them to make a successful step from college life to the professional ranks or advance degree programs.

We are developing corporate, education, government, and professional linkages to provide our participants a range of experiences during their undergraduate years to heighten their intellectual savvy on how to navigate these environments as productive contributors. Each Cohort Director will post blogs and opportunities highlighting some of their cohort’s activities during the year.


ULI - Zeta Class



Undergraduate Leadership Institute May 31 - ­June 7, 2014:

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., held its Zeta Class sponsored by General Electric in Cincinnati, OH. Ninety-seven of the best and brightest Collegiate members participated in the week long professional development experience across a myriad of themes; Brotherhood, Leadership, Campus Life, Community, Transitions, Managing Your Brand, and Achievement.

The focus is to equip these members with skill sets to improve their Collegiate chapters, expand their network and fellowship with fraternity leaders and undergraduate brothers, recognize and appreciate leadership styles similar to and different from their own, develop and understanding of the concept of leadership in the 21st century, learning how to facilitate change versus maintaining the status quo, identifying your personal ‘brand” and how to manage it, and finally learning about career opportunities at General Electric. These members had the opportunity to meet and learn life lessons from three Laurel Wreath recipients:


alvin crawford

Dr. Alvin Crawford
Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine




nathaniel jones

Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones
Retired United States Circuit Court Judge
and General Counsel for the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People




michael v. roberts

Michael V. Roberts
Chairman and CEO, The Roberts Companies




Why Law School?


shutterstock 104876495Why Law School?
Students I advise, consistently share with me that when they say they want to become a lawyer, others respond there are too many lawyers. My response to my students is that there are not a sufficient numbers of lawyers of color in the profession. What is your motivation in pursuing a legal career; are you interested in the practice, doing you want to teach, or do you want to apply the legal skills to shaping policy to impact your communities.
Check out this article as a starting point: Legal Education's Diversity Deficit

Medical School?


Achievement Academy1021 medical-symbol-free-vector-l copyMultiple Paths to
Medical School?

Yes, a student can prepare for medical school from a variety of academic majors. Students apply to medical school from the traditional science disciplines, engineering, social and behavioral sciences, education, and humanities. The key part of their preparation in taking the appropriate science courses to prepare oneself for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Take a look at some of the discussions about preparation for medical school: