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Kappa Alpha Order

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Motto: Dieu et les Dames (For God and the Ladies) [1]
Nicknames: KA,The Order

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Founded: December 21, 1865 (1865-12-21) (age 142) at

Washington College Lexington, VA is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ...


Founding Fathers:
  • James Ward Wood
  • William Archibald Walsh
  • William Nelson Scott
  • Stanhope McClelland Scott
Practical Founder:
  • Samuel Zenas Ammen
Spiritual Founder
Knight Commander
  • Mike Duncan
Executive Director
  • Larry S. Wiese

National Philanthropy

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No. of Undergraduates

Approx. 6,000 members

No. of Alumni

Approx. 100,000

No. of Active Chapters

128

No. of Alumni Chapters

103


Official Colors: Crimson and old Gold
Official Flowers: Crimson Rose and Magnolia Blossom
Other Mottos: Fratres usque ad aram fidelis (Brothers faithful unto death).
Initiate Badge:
Flag:
Kappa Alpha Order Website

Kappa Alpha Order (commonly known as KA) is a collegiate Order of Knights and American social fraternity. Kappa Alpha Order has 128 active chapters with more than and 141,000 initiated members.[2] For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... This article is about the plant. ... Image File history File links KAFlag. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...

Contents

History

Kappa Alpha Order was originally founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21, 1865, at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The four founding fathers included James Ward Wood, William Archibald Walsh, and brothers William Nelson Scott and Stanhope McClelland Scott.[3] Soon after the founding, the local chapter of Phi Kappa Psi protested the name "Phi Kappa Chi", due to the similarity of the names, leading Wood to change the name of the fraternity to K.A. by April of 1866. The popular Kuklos Adelphon society had gone defunct during the Civil War, and it is suspected that Wood selected the letters K.A. to attract those who were familiar with the old society.[4] Within one year, the fraternity's ritual would be expanded upon and given a new vision by "practical founder", Samuel Zenas Ammen. In the years that followed, the Order spread throughout the Southern United States, a distinguishing factor that separates it from the smaller, northern-based Kappa Alpha Society. 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... Kuklos Adelphon (also known as the old K.A., Kappa Alpha, or Kuklos Adelphon of the Southern States) was organized in 1812 by four members of the Pi Beta Kappa fraternity at the University of North Carolina. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The Kappa Alpha Society (ΚΑ), founded in 1825, is the progenitor of the modern fraternity system in North America according to Bairds Manual. ...


KA is one-third of the Lexington Triad, along with Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Nu.[5] Robert E. Lee, whose ideals of chivalry and gentlemanly conduct inspired the founders, was designated the "Spiritual Founder"[6] of the Order by John Temple Graves at the 1923 Convention. Lexington Triad Monument The Lexington Triad refers to three national fraternities that were founded during Reconstruction in Lexington, Virginia. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ...


The Definition of a Gentleman

The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.

The power which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly--the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the men in a plain light


The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled when he cannot help humbling others.

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National Office

The Kappa Alpha Order Administrative Office is located at Mulberry Hill, in Lexington, Virginia. Mulberry Hill is located on the western edge of Lexington, Virginia, is one of the town’s chief historic houses, forming a scenic backdrop for the Lexington Historic District and Washington and Lee University. It is documented that Mulberry Hill is where Robert E. Lee spent his first night in Lexington, after arriving to take over as president of Washington College.[7] Mulberry Hill is a Virginia Historic Landmark,and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[8] The offices for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation are also housed here.


Member Programs

Number I's Leadership Institute

The I’s Leadership Institute is an intensive informational and educational retreat set at a Christian conference center. The focus of the Institute is to educate and empower the Number I’s to understand their role and responsibility as the chapter’s highest elected officer. In addition, they are taught to recognize the tools and support systems provided, and to understand the standards and policies of operating an active chapter of Kappa Alpha Order.[9]


The Crusade

The purpose of The Crusade is to provide members with educational opportunities throughout their collegiate experience. The emphasis placed on academic excellence, community service, teambuilding and leadership.


This is done over the member's active membership service, and is broken up into 4 phases (usually coinciding with 4 years of undergraduate classes). The Crusade's four phases are:[10]

  • Voyage for Brotherhood - This phase encompasses the new member education program.
  • Honor Bound - The second phase of The Crusade is wrapped around an in-depth study of the Kappa Alpha Laws and the customs of the Order.
  • Quest for Leadership - The chief purposes of the third phase are to provide members with leadership skills and to educate them on social issues.
  • The Journey Beyond - The final phase of The Crusade, has been designed to allow members to focus on activities that will prepare them for life after college.

Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF)

Established in 1982, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation provides grants for educational programs of the fraternity, such as the National Leadership Institute and Province Councils, and provides scholarships to deserving graduate and undergraduate students. KAOEF funds these programs with donations contributed by KA alumni.[11] In 2006, KAOEF awarded $93,000 to 73 members to further their studies.[12] 501(c) is a provision of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)), listing twenty-eight types of non-profit organizations exempt from some Federal income taxes. ...


Kappa Alpha Journal

The Kappa Alpha Journal seeks to reflect the Kappa Alpha experience by presenting news of active and alumni chapters, individual members, and the national organization; by addressing current issues facing the Greek system and the Order; by educating and entertaining those interested in the welfare of Kappa Alpha; and by serving as a historical record. The Journal has been published since 1879.[13]


Members of the Kappa Alpha Order are entitled to a free subscription to The Kappa Alpha Journal if initiated within the last ten years, between the years of 1936 and 1951, or are a member of The Loyal Order. Members initiated between 1936 and 1951 are guaranteed a lifetime subscription to the KA Journal.[14]


The Loyal Order

The Loyal Order is an alumni program for alumnus members of Kappa Alpha Order. The National office uses the money from Loyal Order memberships to help defray the cost of distributing the KA Journal, as well as other alumni resources. Benefits of membership include a subscription to The Kappa Alpha Journal and member identification.[15]


The Ideals of Kappa Alpha Order

The members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and a beckoning to the traditions of the southern gentleman and reminiscent of the Knights of the Crusades. A member of Kappa Alpha Order strives to offer reverence to both God and woman, and offers his brother a fraternal love, and an unwavering relationship of trust, obedience, and loyalty.


Symbolism

The colors of The Order are traditionally Crimson and Old Gold. The colors represent the blood sacrificed and treasures spent in defense of our country.


The flowers of the Order are the crimson rose and the magnolia blossom. The crimson rose represents masculine might and the white magnolia blossom represents purity. The flowers of the Order, and a ribbon featuring the Order's motto adorn the bottom of the crest.[16]


The crest itself is representative of several things. The hand holding the axe is representative of the continuing power of the Knight Commander and of the Order. The Helmet was, at one time, a symbol used by the Knight Commander of the Order. The badge is featured at the center of the crest, and the lions on either side represent different things each. The lion on the left, looking away, symbolizes "regardant", which encourages humbleness and an abstinence from several things in life. The lion on the right, facing inward, symbolizes "rampant",[1] which encourages a boisterous life and one of want and need. The design of the crest, featuring both lions, suggests that a balance is needed in life.


Motto

The Kappa Alpha Order motto "Dieu et les Dames" (For God and the Ladies)[1] is written on the ceiling of the Mississippi Capitol.[17]


Notable Members

See List of Kappa Alpha Order members.


Chapter list

See List of Kappa Alpha Order chapters. This is an updated list of the Chapter names of Kappa Alpha Order, current as of August 15, 2007. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Shelton, Todd. Insignia and Publications. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  2. ^ Kappa Alpha Order. Undergraduates. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  3. ^ Zeta Zeta Chapter - Wingate University. The Beginning…. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  4. ^ Shelton, Todd. Our Kappa Alpha Heritage. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  5. ^ Sigma Nu Fraternity. The Virginia Fraternities & The Lexington Triad. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  6. ^ Kappa Alpha Order. The mission of Kappa Alpha Order. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  7. ^ Shelton, Todd. Knight Commander's Message, Fall 2004. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  8. ^ Shelton, Todd. Mulberry Hill, Part One: History. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  9. ^ Rowson, Scott. 2008 Number I's Leadership Institute. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  10. ^ Kappa Alpha Order. The Crusade. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  11. ^ Kappa Alpha Order. What does the KAOEF do?. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  12. ^ Kappa Alpha Journal. What does the KAOEF do?. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  13. ^ Kappa Alpha Order. The Kappa Alpha Journal. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  14. ^ Rowson, Scott. The Kappa Alpha Journal Subscription Policy Explained. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  15. ^ KAO. The Loyal Order. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  16. ^ The Varlet (2005 ed.), Kappa Alpha Order, 2005
  17. ^ ALPHA UPSILON Chapter Kappa Alpha Order. KA Motto in MS State Capitol. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.

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Kappa Alpha Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2079 words)
It is not to be confused with the Kappa Alpha Society.
Kappa Alpha Order was originally founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21, 1865 at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia.
The members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and a beckoning to the traditions of the southern gentleman and reminiscent of the Knights of the Crusades.
What Is The Kappa Alpha Order (495 words)
Kappa Alpha Order seeks 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.
Kappa Alpha Order has been at Drury since April 27, 1907 and is the oldest fraternity on campus.
The philosophy of the Order is that the acquisition of knowledge and the development of character are the great goals of life.
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