The concept of starting an organization that caters exclusively to military women is not a new one. What makes Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Inc. different from other organizations is our dynamic mission: We aspire to honor past female service members, unite present female service members & mentor future leadership of our Armed Forces.
As a new and budding organization KEY hopes to establish chapters on every U.S military installation & in local communities throughout the world. Founded on April 4th of 2011 and incorporated the following month on May 15, 2011, Kappa Epsilon Psi has already begun our first expansion projects.
The founders of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Incorporated are: Shica Hill & Moneka Smith-Dailey.
First Initiates: (standing; L to R): Ciera Burts, Kesia Loyd-Brown, Keondra Harris, Ariane Wyatt*, Marga Horn, Jennifer Berry* & Kayla Hall. Founders: (seated) Shica Hill & Moneka-Dailey. *indicates initiate is no longer affiliated with KEY.
The first initiates of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority are: Ciera Burts, Kayla Hall, Keondra Harris, Marga Horn, Kesia Loyd-Brown & Ariane Wyatt, Jennifer Berry.
The first chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Incorporated:
On May 25, 2013, twenty dynamic women successfully chartered the first chapter of KEY. Since the chartering of our first chapter (Honolulu Alpha), numerous other Sorors & women (serving state side & abroad) have begun the process of bringing KEY chapters to their local communities.
To revolutionize the face of the American Veteran and include the influences and diversity of women, who have served and continue to serve with HONOR in service to our nation and communities. To UNITE this illustration of sisterhood throughout the nation and abroad through works that exemplify the customary principles on which all branches of the service were founded. To provide innovative agendas that enhances opportunities to MENTOR to women of all ages regardless of race, color or creed.
Our male counterparts: Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity:
On July 4, 2013 a group of military men had begun the process of forming a new military fraternity and wanted to meet with KEY to gain additional insight on the process. On July 16, 2013 Soror Shica Hill met with Mr. William Dickey, a husband of a KEY Soror (and 1 of the 3 KLC founders) of the military fraternity which was then conceptually known as Epsilon Psi Epsilon (EYE). Two weeks after the initial meeting on July 25, 2013, the men adopted the name Kappa Lambda Chi (KLC) Military Fraternity and officially met with the national leadership of KEY to discuss becoming constitutionally bound. A week after the joint meeting on August 1, 2013 the National Leadership of KEY unanimously voted in agreement to unite with Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity.
On August 8, 2013 in the great state of North Carolina, Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity was officially incorporated. The following week, KLC began recruiting & accepting applications for their now historic Alpha line. To learn more about our male counterparts visit their official website at: www.militaryfraternity.com.