Kappa Alpha Order

photoFounded: December 1865 - Washington and Lee University
Chartered at University of West Georgia: September 21, 1996
Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
Flower: Magnolia Blossom and Red Rose
Nickname: KA
National Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy
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Kappa Alpha Order started in 1865 at Washington and Lee College in Lexington, Virginia. Robert E. Lee, then president of the college, exemplified the highly distinguished qualities of honor, chivalry, and gentility. Although he was never a member of KA, Lee became the inspiration for our philosophy. Kappa Alpha is a way of life, significant to the development of young men. 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. 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. Our founders sought to preserve the ideals of the gentlemen. They stressed the fact that Kappa Alpha is an Order, deeply rooted in the tenets of high personal achievement. One of our primary focuses is to provide programs to ensure academic achievement of all members. Kappa Alphas are now known as the gentlemen of the fraternity world. With 130 chapters and 114,000 members, Kappa Alpha continues to be a leader among fraternities.