Sponsored by General Electric (GE) Corporation, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated held its Undergraduate Leadership Institute (ULI) in Cincinnati, Ohio from May 31 to June 7.

The highly-selective leadership conference gave the opportunity to 100 undergraduate members across twelve provinces within the fraternity, teaching them about the ideas and concepts of leadership and how to lead in the fraternity, campus or community.


During the eight-day conference, members learned information through small group sessions, large group discussions, daily evaluations, evening speakers, panel discussions and corporate officials ranging from General Electric to other professions within today’s society.

In addition, undergraduate members got the opportunity to listen and engage in advice from highly profound and successful individuals, in which some were members of the fraternity. The list of distinguished individuals include:

Ron Kelley, CEO of Konfident Enterprise (fraternity member)

Alvin H. Crawford, Director of the Crawford Spine Center and first African American graduate of the University of Tennessee (fraternity member)

Deborah Elam, President of GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer ( Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated)

Russell Stokes, President and CEO of GE Transportation (fraternity member)

Burnette Clingman, Founder and President of Burnette Clingman Enterprises (BCE)

The Honorable Judge Nathaniel R. Jones (fraternity member)

Robert Jones, Senior Executive of Human Resources for GE Aviation’s Global Engineering (fraternity member)

Michael Roberts, American entrepreneur (fraternity member)

Ernest Marshall, Vice President of Human Resources at GE Aviation

After finishing the ULI,  undergraduate members graduate to become Kappa Fellows, the highest rank and undergraduate can receive in the fraternity.

To see the PDF Book version of the video, click here Undergrad_Leadership_Institute .