The Southaven (MS) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc was visualized as a means of serving the brothers of Desoto, Tunica, and Tate Counties in Northern Mississippi. In February 2013, the first of many planning and fact-finding meetings were held to discuss the establishment of the new chapter. The level of interest was significant enough to eventually lead to the actual petitioning for a new chapter by the interested brothers. That petition was filed on March 11, 2013.
To exist and gain recognition during the petitioning process, the brothers chose the name of the “Top Shelf” Chapter of Southaven as their organizational name. With the process initiated, bi-monthly meetings were held to discuss strategy, agendas, and to promote the various functions and civic endeavors of the brothers of who were involved. Temporary officers were elected and fraternity business went on a usual in anticipated of a charter. The initial petition contained twenty-five names. However, by the final date to submit names, the number had grown to thirty-two. All thirty-two were all fully active financial members, which demonstrate each member's long - term commitment to the financial stability and national objectives of the fraternity.