what is the difference between a kappa and a nupe
A nupe is someone that is trying to become a Kappa, while a Kappa is a full fledged member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
When one wishes to become a Kappa they may become a pledged member, and are referred to as nupes. A nupe must:
Successfully complete all the required rituals according to the D.O.P. manual of Kappa Alpha Psi
Know KAPPA LORE according to the blue and red books, and can be able to answer Lore challenges from other pledged members
Be an Achiever under pressure
NUPE is actually an acronym that stands for National Underground Pledging Elite; The Kappas began using it in the late 1980s after a moratorium was placed on pledging, outlawing it.