Kappa Alpha Order
A life of character. A bond of brotherhood. A lifetime of support.
Kappa Alpha Order is among the oldest and most respected fraternities in the Greek system.They have held to their founding principles for almost 150 years, and have produced some of the finest men in the nation.
Their standards are high, and they only accept the most dedicated, the most honest, the most willing to grow and learn what it means to be a life-long brother.
Kappa Alpha Order provides a way of life significant to the development of young men.
With 136 chapters and 125,000 initiated members, Kappa Alpha continues to be a leader among fraternities. KA is positioned to meet the challenges of an ever-changing society. Campuses have refocused their missions to meet the demands of information age careers and fluctuating demographics. In the same spirit, KA has developed new programs to compliment the undergraduate experience.
KA traces its beginning to 1865, when four men at Washington College, in Lexington, Va., decided to bind their friendship by a “mutual pledge of faith and loyalty.”
The founders sought to create an organization rooted in the highest ideals of the time. Those same traits of honor, chivalry, and gentility have remained timeless throughout the ages and are the core of Kappa Alpha.
Emulating chivalric ideals and genteel ethics, KA translates these timeless philosophies into the mainstream of American colleges and universities. These gentlemanly traits are the hallmark for men who have chosen our unique lifestyle.
The philosophy of the Order is that the acquisition of knowledge and the development of character are the great goals of life. Through fellowship and brotherhood, KA seeks to teach young men to be leaders; to be brave, self reliant, and to continually strive to better themselves.
Their mission is to create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character and gentlemanly conduct as inspired by Robert E. Lee, our spiritual founder.
The Delta Theta chapter of KA at Georgia Southern University was founded in 1968.
Last updated: 10/23/2017