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Kappa Alpha

Kappa Alpha Order

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.

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The Order was founded at Washington & Lee University in 1865, modeling its ideals of chivalry and gentlemanly conduct after its spiritual founder, General Robert E. Lee. Kappa Alpha is Washington College’s oldest fraternity, having been founded in 1936. KA is filled with a rich tradition of gentility, honor, and respect.

Today, its members are very involved in college life as it has athletes on the baseball, rugby, sailing, and swimming teams. They are also members of other clubs/organizations, hold office in the Student Government Association, and participate in intramural athletics. The fraternity’s philanthropy is the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Beta Omega chapter resides in Talbot House.  Continuing a tradition of excellence, the chapter has had steady academic improvement as well as recognition with awards.  In 2013, the KA chapter at Washington College won the Most Improved Chapter award for its province.