NAK History

Quick Facts

Name: Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Founding Date: Friday, February 26, 1988
Colors: Red, White, and Bronze
Mascot: XiNAKo
Motto: Men of Mind, Men of Culture, Men of Pride


 Nu Alpha Kappa (ΝΑΚ) is a Non-Exclusive 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. The founders chose the Greek letters NAK to enunciate the sound of nac in “Xinaco.” This marked the beginning of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, an organization formed on a commitment to “Carnalismo” or Brotherhood, the search for knowledge, and the retention and promotion of culture.

Nu Alpha Kappa, was formally established on February 26, 1988 on the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by: 

    • Antonio Arreola
    • Marin Arreola
    • Nicolas Arreola
    • Ernesto Garcia
    • Moises Herrera
    • Jesse Martinez
    • Hector Mendoza
    • Joel Romero
    • Alberto Salazar
    • Antonio Valenzuela
    • Ramiro Ramos.