Our name, symbols, colors, and motto all hold the values of our fraternity. Our name Kappa Alpha Pi stands for hardship, brotherhood, and progress and show not only our history but also our future. Our symbol is the crest with a Torch and Scroll, Book of Knowledge, and Gavel. This symbolizes the law, lawyers must know the law, and justice. Outside of our crest we have the Wreath of Victory and the Phoenix which symbolize our history . Our colors navy blue and silver where navy blue signifies the steadfastness and harmony of our membership while silver represents the security, reliability, intelligence, modesty, and maturity of the membership. The symbols of our fraternity reflect our values.
The Pre-Law chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi Fraternity at the University of California, San Diego shall be to provide interested students with the opportunity to learn about the Law School application process, Law School, and the profession of law. This goal will be achieved by providing the membership with the opportunity to participate in events focused on law and service designed to help the community of law. This fraternity will also provide its members access to people in the area of law. Above all, this fraternity and its membership will strive to create a fellowship in the form of a fraternal bond between members of the organization, thereby providing the members with personal experiences to aid their search for information about law and law-related areas.
The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement:
Here at Kappa Alpha Pi, we are committed to fostering a fraternal environment that celebrates individuality, equity, and inclusion. Members of our fraternity uphold a commitment to making the pre-law community at UCSD and beyond a better place for all through services and resources that serve historically under-represented communities in the legal profession. We seek to recruit students of all backgrounds and beliefs who will learn from and with one another as they foster their own professional skills and become active in the legal community. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion follows the guidelines set forth by the University of California, San Diego, but we strive as an organization to always uphold a higher standard for our members and the pre-law community at large.
What We Stand For:
If you are interested in learning more about Kappa Alpha Pi and our chapter, take a quick read at our Constitution to learn more about our leadership positions, how we operate, and the rules we govern ourselves by. We value transparency and believe it is important for every member to have access to our Constitution by making it available on our website.