National History

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WE ARE NU ALPHA KAPPA, A FORCE THAT MOTIVATES!!! The dynasty began with a meeting that took place on February 26, 1988. Fifteen good friends, “Nacos.” This meeting would mark the beginning of a better academic, cultural, and social environment at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

The “Nacos” got together to express their ideas and to demonstrate that they were part of Cal Poly, SLO. They were enthusiastic about starting a club to help Latino students overcome the culture shock experienced when arriving at a predominantly Anglo University. As time passed, each member’s excitement grew and in his quest to create structure to their ideas, they decided to form a fraternal cultural brotherhood. Although NAK chose to integrate into a Greek system they also decided to make a commitment to retain their Latino culture.

The “Nacos” knew that this process would take a lot of time and effort. Eleven members decided to go forward and incorporate the word “Naco” into the Greek fraternity system. The “Nacos” would be known and identified as “NU ALPHA KAPPA”, or “NAK” for short. While NAK chose to adopt a Greek fraternity structure, their primary focus would be academic excellence, brotherhood and unity through a commitment to maintain their Latino culture.
The pressures of being the first Latino Based Fraternity in the history of Cal Poly State University, SLO solidified the commitment to develop NAK into a leading organization. Our eleven Founding Fathers concluded that NAK’s mission statement would be as follows:

Nu Alpha Kappa’s Mission Statement

We, NU ALPHA KAPPA, seek to unite and involve all students in a more harmonious and brotherly atmosphere through academic, social and cultural means. There is a need to interface the various backgrounds that constitute the student body of the university in order to improve relations amongst all students and the community. We intend to become a national fraternity.
…Men of Mind, Men of Culture, Men of Pride…

Joel Romero, SLO Founding Father 1988

Beta Chapter History

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The history of Nu Alpha Kappa here at San Diego State University began with an invitation to a meeting that took place on February 10, 1990. Seven good friends would embark on the beginning of a better social, cultural environment at San Diego State University.

The “Nacos” got together to express their ideas and to demonstrate that they to were part of San Diego State. They were enthusiastic about starting a club to help Latino students overcome the culture shock experienced when arriving at a predominantly Anglo university.

As time went by, each member saw the excitement that one another began to develop towards the group. They decided to seek fraternity status. The Nacos knew that this process would be arduous in time and effort. Unfortunately, one member was unable to hold to this commitment and decided to drop out. The remaining six members decided to organize as “NU ALPHA KAPPA” (“NAK” for short) Beta Chapter, Founding Fathers at San Diego State University. Although NAK chose to integrate into a Greek system, they decided to focus their goals on brotherhood and unity through a commitment to maintain their Latino culture.

Being the first Latino fraternity in the history of San Diego State put pressure on each member of NAK, especially since previous attempts to start a fraternity had failed. Therefore to make this attempt succeed, NAK concluded that their goal would be as follows:
We, NU ALPHA KAPPA, seek to unite and involve all students in a more harmonious and brotherly atmosphere through academic, social, and cultural means. There is a need to interface the various backgrounds that constitute the student body of SDSU in order to improve relations among all students and the community in San Diego.