By Dr. Sharon H. Porter | Monday, November 13, 2023 | 6:00 AM ET
Today's Divine Nine Member Spotlight is sponsored by Meet Vegan Bae.
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From Alpha to Omega, we're shining a spotlight on the trailblazers, scholars, leaders, and community advocates who make up the Divine Nine. Get ready to dive into the history, achievements, and empowering stories of the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations that continue to shape our society.
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Who or what inspired you to become a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.?
"I was initially inspired to become a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as a young man. In middle school, one of my best friend's older brother was a member, and I was always intrigued by his naila."
"I was fortunate enough to go to a D9 step show around that same time, and out of all of the fraternities I saw that night, I was imbued by the prestigious and unique presence of Kappa Alpha Psi. As I matured, and sought additional knowledge about the fraternity, I became inspired by their devotion to serving their communities and the youth."
Jarrell A. Green is a devoted father, husband, founder, and proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Jarrell earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Herzing University in 2022. He is currently an MBA candidate at Herzing University. Jarrell has also been a devout Vegan for seven years. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing Pickle Ball, exercising, playing chess, watching Shark Tank, and a diverse selection of sports.
Jarrell is the founder of the world’s first AR/VR exclusively Vegan dating app. His vision was to revolutionize online dating and give an often time underserved community an exclusive, inclusive, exciting, and classy place to socialize and hopefully find companionship. He and his co-founder Rex Gatling, an experienced AR/VR app developer, collaborated on the idea, and Meet Vegan Bae was born. The app is now available on Meta Quest (which is extremely challenging to accomplish) and will be available on more platforms in the near future.
About Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on January 5, 1911, at Indiana University Bloomington. The fraternity has over 150,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the Caribbean, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Dominican Republic and South Africa.
About the Divine Nine
The Divine Nine, formally known as, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative umbrella council composed of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, and also referred to as Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C., with Matthew W. Bullock as the active Chairman and B. Beatrix Scott as Vice-Chairman. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.
The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.