One of our pillars as a fraternal organization is to uphold the values of brotherhood. As a result, many members of Nu Alpha Kappa come to call NAK their extended "familia" or "home away from home." For many alumni, this concept evolves a step further as they start their own families. The annual Family Picnic is a late summer tradition that began in 2008 that further celebrates the notion of family. Unlike other AA events, this event primarily focuses on the spouses and children. This is a potluck-style barbecue with activities and sports to engage the whole family. Activities in the past have included volleyball, water balloon toss, and tug-o-war competitions.