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The dynasty began with an invitation to a meeting that took place on February 26, 1988. Fifteen good friends, the so-called Nacos, which is a Spanish slang word for someone who gets along well with everyone, would mark the beginning of a better social environment at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

The Nacos got together to express their ideas and to demonstrate that they were part of Cal Poly. They were enthusiastic about starting a club to help Hispanic students overcome the culture shock experienced when arriving at a predominantly Anglo University. As time went by, each member began to see the excitement the other members began to develop towards the club. They decided to seek fraternity status.

The Nacos knew that this process would take a lot of time and effort. Unfortunately, four members were unable to hold this commitment and decided to drop out. The remaining eleven members decided to go forward and adopt the word "Naco" to the Greek fraternity system. Later, the "Nacos" would be known and identified as "NU ALPHA KAPPA," or "NAKS" for short. Although NAK chose to integrate into a Greek system, they also decided to focus on brotherhood and unity through a commitment to maintain their Latino culture.

Being the first Latino fraternity in the history of the university put pressure on every members of NAK, especially since there had been attempts in the past to start a fraternity, which failed. Therefore to make this attempt succeed, NAK concluded that their goals would be as follows:

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 Cal Poly in order to improve relations amongst all students and the community in San Luis Obispo.

Joel Romero