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Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.

Iota Chapter @ Sacramento State University

About NAK

WHO WE ARE

Nu Alpha Kappa is a Latino-based fraternity which encompasses and values all cultures. Our membership has grown from eleven men at one chapter in San Luis Obispo to over 2300 men across 26 chapters in California, Colorado, and Nevada.

History

Nu Alpha Kappa (ΝΑΚ) is a Latino-based fraternity that encompasses and values all cultures. Nu Alpha Kappa, was formally established on February 26, 1988 on the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Chapters

NAK has grown significantly over the years and now consists of 26 chapters accross California, Nevada, and Colorado.

Est. 1996

The Iota chapter is the 9th chapter of Nu Alpha Kappa established @ Sacramento State University on July 27, 1996.

Academic Excellence

Academic excellence, along with brotherhood and community service, are the paramount pillars of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity.

Alumni Network

The National Alumni Association (NAA) was established on November 27, 2015 and serves as a provider of undergrad scholarships and an excellent network for current and future alumni.

Community Service

Community Service is a very important pillar for our fraternity. NAK strives to support local communities representing diverse backgrounds.

…Men of Mind, Men of Culture, Men of Pride…

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.

Nu Alpha Kappa (ΝΑΚ) is a Latino-based fraternity that encompasses and values all cultures. Often referred to as “NAK”, Nu Alpha Kappa was founded on February 26, 1988 on the campus of California Polytechnic State University, with 26 established chapters across California, Colorado, and Nevada. Nu Alpha Kappa was a founding member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO). NAK is currently a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). “Xinaco” is a Nahuatl word describing an educated, amiable individual whose personality and charisma transcends and enlightens all cultures and social classes. Fifteen good friends at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California established the foundation of NAK as a fraternity; eleven of the friends would become the Founding Fathers.

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

Reynaldo Lopez

President - Iota Chapter

Men of Mind...Men of Culture...Men of pride!

NAK is always looking forward to building the next generation of humble, yet strong group of men. Men that will have as much passion for challenging themselves in the future as we have in the past. Our main focus is to continue being a leading fraternity for many more decades to come. We are looking for men with the characteristics of Honor, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence, Brotherhood and thinking beyond one’s self. If you are interested in starting a chapter on your campus, please contact us. If you are a student at a university that has a NAK chapter, we invite you to take the opportunity to learn more about our organization.

Rogelio Barajas Espinoza

National President

NAK Flag Unveiling

Carnalismo is the ethos that defines NAK. THUS, the representation of two male hands intertwined in a solid grasp, like two links in a continuous chain, represent a chain of thousands of links strong.

NAK Flag Manifesto

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Behind The Scene

Our Work

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity is like no other fraternal brotherhood ever imagined. We share special bonds that are created and developed throughout our lives. Part of the development of this brother is the ways in which we interact. Many of these bonds are built within the chapter and make each chapter’s brotherly bond incredibly strong, while bonds between chapters are built through chapter interactions and our national programs assist in the process of making the whole brotherhood stronger.

Why Join NAK

It All Adds Up

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. honors its traditions, which are designed to achieve our three goals: ACADEMIC excellence and academic support among our brotherhood, retention of CULTURE through campus and community service projects and strengthening and maintaining the bond of BROTHERHOOD among one another. Our philosophy is best summarize by our motto:

Men of Mind... Men of Culture... Men of Pride

Retention

Graduation Stats

Our chapter likes to celebrate our brother's graduation rates at Sacramento State University. Many studies show that greek membership is found to increase the desire to pursue a graduate degree, and in crease the likelyhood of graduation on time. The all-fraternity GPA is 2.912, higher than the all-male GPA, 2.892*.

Our chapter often boasts about our 94% overall graduation rate for brothers of our chapter at Sacramento state. Compared to our university and of those accross California, the academic success of our brothers is a primary pillar of our fraternity.

Sacramento State 43.3%
40% Complete (success)
UC, Berkeley 91%
40% Complete (success)
Pepperdine University 80%
40% Complete (success)
All-fraternity GPA 2.912
72.8% Complete (success)
All-male GPA 2.892
72.3% Complete (success)
94%
Our Grad Rates
NIC

NIC standards ask each member to live to the highest standards of fraternity membership

The leadership of the NIC’s member fraternities passed a set of standards (revised in 2015) that will propel fraternities to be who we say we are. These standards call upon leadership to create some changes to today’s fraternity and asks each member to live to the highest standards of fraternity membership.

Membership in the NIC requires each member organization to adhere to the following Standards of Membership, known as the NIC Standards.

NIC

GPA REQUIREMENTS

Each member organization shall:

  • Have and enforce a policy establishing minimum GPA requirements for joining any of its undergraduate chapters by requiring the follow
  • In order to join an undergraduate chapter, a potential new member who has yet to establish a collegiate GPA shall have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50. A member organization, at its discretion, may establish a policy on minimum GPA requirements for joining that is higher than a 2.50.

NIC

GPA REQUIREMENTS

Each member organization shall:

  • In order to join an undergraduate chapter, a potential new member who has established a collegiate GPA shall have at least a 2.50 collegiate GPA. A member organization, at its discretion, may establish a policy on minimum GPA requirements for joining that is higher than a 2.50.
  • Provide ongoing education to its undergraduate chapters on its policy establishing minimum GPA requirements for joining.

Scholarship Overview

NAK National Scholarships

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. in partnership with the National Alumni Association is proud to present the 3rd annual NAK National Scholarships!

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. will be offering two $1,000 scholarships this year to deserving NAK brothers who upholds our pillars of Academics, Brotherhood, and Culture. An emphasis will be placed on those brothers who have demonstrated either strong financial need (such as being undocumented) and/or active involvement within NAK and their community.

National Scholarship #1 $1,000

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100% Complete (success)
National Scholarship #2 $1,000

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40% Complete (success)
Arreola Family Award $1,000

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40% Complete (success)
FAQ

Q: What are the criteria for prospective members?

Prospective members must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Students must possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

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Q: Who can join?

Any man who has satisfied the criteria and fulfilled the requirements may apply for membership in Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. Though our diverse membership is predominantly Latino, NAK encompasses and values all cultures.

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Q: What does Latino-based fraternity mean?

Meeting the needs of the Latino community is the core foundation of NAK. While embodying the principals of Academic Excellence, Culture and Brotherhood, each chapter creates its own identity in order to meet the needs of its respective campus and community.

Programs

NLDC

NLDC was started in 1998 with the mission to empower the leadership of Nu Alpha Kappa with the skills to run their chapter effectively during the upcoming school year. NLDC is an annual event to prepare our undergraduate chapter officers and emerging leaders for the coming academic year. Chapters send delegates to NLDC in order to learn skills relating to their elected positions, gain perspectives on chapter operations from other members and bond with the brothers from each chapter.

Programs

Pledgefest

For many of our brothers, the first national event they have attended is Pledgefest. Pledgefest began at our U.C. Santa Barbara (Zeta Chapter) in 1995 and exists to foster a sense of unity among all attending Little Brothers in order that they develop lasting relationships, thus strengthening our inter-chapter bonds. This event also allows the existing brotherhood to reflect on their experience as a Little Brother while reminding brothers of the fraternity of NAK’s goals and purposes.

Programs

NAKfest

NAKFest is the signature event of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. It is the annual family reunion of our brotherhood. Alumni reconnect with old friends. Undergraduates gain motivation to pursue greater success in community service and campus participation. For initiates and new members it is often the event that opens their eyes to the power of NAK as a living organization. For information on NAKFest, please email nakfest@nakinc.org.

Local Philanthropy

Community Service

Community Service is a very important pillar for our Fraternity. NAK strives to support local communities representing backgrounds that are very similar to those of our members. Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity believes in a persistent commitment to and giving back to our community. While we focus primarily on the surrounding Latino community, we also dedicate ourselves to improving the underprivileged surrounding area. All this in our agenda contributes to our second pillar of culture.

Local Philanthropy

NAKland

NAKLAND which is a small-scale children's carnival in which we provide entertainment, interactive games, food, informational booths, and prizes all at no cost to attendees. The event is hosted on our university campus in order to host them in an educational ambiance and thus encourage children as early as six years of age to consider thinking about college.

National Philanthropy

Bone Marrow Drive

Nationaly, Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity's philantropy is the Bone Marrow Drive Registary. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), created in 1986, is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis , Minnesota . Its mission is to extend and improve life through innovative stem cell therapies. The Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. initiative is dedicated to outreaching the Hispanic/Latino communities.

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Brother Services

NAK offers a variety of services to brothers of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. To get started, see the most common requested items below.

Request A NAKInc Email Address

Brothers of Nu Alpha Kappa can request an yourname@nakinc.org email. This email allows you brother only access to NAK services such as Gmail and Google Drive that allows you to collaborate with brothers accross all chapters. Gmail and Gdrive are the standard services used by NAK. Request your own email by following the link below. If you already have an account and need help with your password or email or if you need something else related to your email, contact the National Secretary at secretary@nakinc.org.

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NAK Store

The NAKstore is your one-stop shop for NAK gear and payment services. Here you will find NAK emblem pins and the gold Delta pins. Visit the store on the link below.

visit nakstore

Dues

The NAK store is also the location where chapters can go to conveniently pay their chapter dues. All chapter dues policies can be found here along with payment plan options and dues deadlines. If you have specific chapter dues questions, you may contact the National Treasurer at Treasurer@nakinc.org

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Bros Only Section

NAK offers brothers access to resources. If your chapter is having an event, be sure to visit this link to get access to special insurance request forms that way you are covered. Is your chapter planning for rush week or other events? Be sure to stop by and download NAK approved marketing templates. Need to obtain NAK nonprofit information? We have that too! Be sure to visit the bros only section of naknet.org.

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Behind The Scenes

Chapter Leadership

Our chapter leadership is devoted to academic excellence, brotherhood, and culture. These values are reflected by the current leadership of our board and the long line of historical brothers that rose from the Iota Chapter leadership is evident in their current titles and positions upon graduation.

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President
Reynaldo Lopez
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Vice President
Ricky Coronado
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Treasurer
Miguel Mendoza
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Secretary
Gustavo Flores
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Sargent of Arms
Jose Bobadilla
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Intake Director
Suriel Alvarez
Chapter Est.

July 27th, 1906

Chapter Growth

131 Brothers

National

2500 + Brothers

National Growth

26 Chapters

Chapter Calendar

National Events 2017

NLDC, the new Little Brother/New Brother Program and NAKfest have been plan and are moving forward.

NLDC

CSU, Northridge
  • Aug 4th - 6th, 2017
  • Workshops on campus
  • President's Workshop
  • Treasurer's Workshop
  • Hotels Provided
  • Business Event

PFEST

TBD 2018
  • Restructured Program
  • Little Bro Workshops
  • New Bro Workshops
  • Held in Spring 2018
  • Contact NEB for more

NAKfest

TBD 2018
  • NAKfest sports pack
  • Saturday Night National Awards Banquet +1 Guest
  • Sports Registration
  • NAKfest Team Jersey
  • NAKfest Commemorative T-shirt
  • NAKfest Party
  • VIP List plus 1 extra guest admission
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Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity is like no other fraternal brotherhood ever imagined. We share special bonds that are created and developed throughout our lives. Part of the development of this brother is the ways in which we interact. Many of these bonds are built within the chapter and make each chapter’s brotherly bond incredibly strong, while bonds between chapters are built through chapter interactions and our national programs assist in the process of making the whole brotherhood stronger.

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On behalf of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Inc., we would like to take a brief moment to acknowledge the extraordinary people who fought towards a more equal world.

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As winter break ❄️ comes to an end, we would like to send positive vibes ⚡️ and wish everyone a successful academic semester! "We are what we repeatedly do.Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." 📚📝 -Aristotle #AcademicExcellence #NAKmenLead #NuAlphaKappa #WelcomeBack

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#NAKCON2016

NAK original Founding Father Tony Arreola donated $100,000 to the NAK National Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund yesterday at the inaugural NAK Alumni Convention!

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Phone And FAX

+9162786011
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Email

sacnaks@gmail.com
sacnaks@yahoo.com

Address

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819