Alpha Psi Rho's Beta Chapter began when 5 members came together seeking to find unity amongst the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in and around California State University Northridge. Already established in the San Diego area, these 5 brothers sought to establish Alpha Psi Rho in their community to present themselves as a premiere organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the Asian American/Pacific Islander (aka API) culture. On September 1st, 2003, Alpha Psi Rho: Beta Chapter was established in California State University Northridge, with the four core beliefs of brotherhood, academics, prosperity, and strength.
- To maintain, support, foster, and encourage the importance of academic excellence
- To provide a union whereupon members will be able to look towards each other for Brotherhood, friendship, and support.
- To promote Asian/Pacific Islander awareness and culture throughout the university and surrounding community.
- To instill leadership qualities
- Lotus Festival in Echo Park
- Chinatown New Years Parade
- Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture
- Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
- Various Asian American Studies events