Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity – Beta Chapter

San Diego State University

Established February 10th, 1990

Mission Statement

From our very modest beginning, to our present status as a model for enlightened brotherhood, we are proud to live according to the mission statement adopted by our Founding Fathers.

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 our fraternal university chapter, in order to improve relations amongst all students and the community.

~ Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.


We were formed from a meeting that took place on February 26, 1988 at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Fifteen good friends gathered, of which eleven would eventually become our Founding Fathers. These friends called themselves Nacos — a sometimes derisive term, but at its heart referring to those who give unselfishly and are friendly to all.

These Nacos wanted to demonstrate that they were an important part of the Cal Poly student body. They were enthusiastic about starting a club to help Latino students overcome the culture shock experienced when arriving at a predominantly Anglo university. As their excitement grew, they sought to create structure for their ideas. They decided to form a fraternal cultural organization.

Adapting the term Naco to the university fraternity system, the group officially became Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, or NAK for short. Although choosing to adopt the formalized structure of the fraternity system, NAK was — and remains — determined to distinguish itself from traditional “frats” by maintaining a commitment to the ideals of academic excellence, cultural knowledge, and true brotherhood.

The pressures of being the first Latino-based fraternity at Cal Poly were significant. Despite having many supporters on campus, there were also many detractors who anticipated NAK’s demise. With steadfast determination, the brothers of NAK persevered.

Their hard work has paid off. More than 30 years later, NAK is one of the most respected organizations at Cal Poly — and at each of the 28 other chapters throughout California, Nevada and Colorado that have since joined the NAK familia.

NAK Chapters

Founding Chapter

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Est. February 26, 1988


Alpha Chapter

California State University, San Jose

Est. February 26, 1989


Beta Chapter

San Diego State University

Est. February 10, 1990


Gamma Chapter

California State University, Sonoma

Est. June 20, 1992


Delta Chapter

California State University, Stanislaus

Est. November 22, 1992


Epsilon Chapter

California State University, Fresno

Est. November 22, 1992


Zeta Chapter

University of California, Santa Barbara


Eta Chapter

Santa Clara University

Est. September 18, 1993


Theta Chapter

California State University, Chico

Est. September 9, 1995


Iota Chapter

California State University, Sacramento

Est. July 27, 1996


Kappa Chapter

University of California, Davis

Est. November 30, 1997


Lambda Chapter

University of California, San Diego

Est. December 21, 1997


Mu Chapter

Colorado State University, Ft. Collins

Est. April 10, 1999


Nu Chapter

University of California, Riverside

Est. November 12, 2000


Xi Chapter

California State University, Monterey Bay

Est. February 28, 2004


Omicron Chapter

University of Nevada, Reno

Est. April 17, 2004


Pi Chapter

California State University, Northridge

Est. April 2, 2005


Rho Chapter

University of California, Los Angeles

Est. April 30, 2005


Sigma Chapter

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

Est. April 21, 2007


Tau Chapter

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

Est. May 18, 2008


Upsilon Chapter

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Est. May 23, 2009


Phi Chapter

National Hispanic University

Est. November 12, 2011


Chi Chapter

California State University, San Marcos

Est. May 26, 2012


Psi Chapter

University of California, Irvine

Est. August 17, 2012


Alpha Alpha Chapter

University of California, Berkeley

Est. December 6, 2014


Alpha Beta Chapter

San Francisco State University

Est. December 14, 2014


Alpha Gamma Chapter

Metropolitan State University Denver

Est. May 6, 2017


Alpha Delta Chapter

University of San Diego

Est. October 20, 2018