Eta Gamma Charter Day - December 9, 1973

Eta Gamma History

On December 2, 1972, 13 men were initiated into the noble clan of Kappa Alpha Psi, thus chartering the Eta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. From its conception our chapter has been one of rich history, strong traditions, and great achievements. The Alpha Theta Chapter at Tennessee State University made the first line at Middle Tennessee State University. The Dean of Pledges was Thomas A. Wall. Historically known as the “First Thirteen," our charter members brought the first African-American Greek letter organization to the Middle Tennessee State University campus, which is so noted in the MTSU Archives.

The Eta Gamma Chapter was chartered December 9, 1973. Like our illustrious ten founders, the first thirteen brought the ideals and principles of Achievement in every field of human endeavor to a majority white campus. More than four decades ago, the Eta Gamma Chapter set the pace for black Greeks at MTSU and continue to increase that pace to this day. From world-class olympians to education specialists, brothers of Eta Gamma continue to excel in our personal lives while improving life around us. 

The First Thirteen

Tommy Haynes 

Grady Manning 

Reuben Justice 

Edmond Miller 

*Barry McClure 

Melvin Boyd 

Raymond Bonner 

Andrew Cannon 

Jessie Agnew 

Reginald Van Pointer 

J.W. Harper 

Keith M. Cromartie

Byron Kelly


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