Kappa Alpha Order is pledged to the pursuit of excellence, and our brothers are committed to the development of themselves and others. With this challenge, we must assume responsibilities in many areas. Chapters across the nation offer their time and resources each year to benefit local and national philanthropies and charities. Undergraduate and alumni volunteer activities are an important aspect of fraternity life. The concept of serving others is inherent in the philosophies of the Order and has great value. The work we do for others is often priceless in its impact upon society and upon ourselves. In responding to this obligation, we work to cultivate communities and develop ourselves.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Operation Crimson Gift
Local Philanthropic, Service, and Volunteer Efforts
Every year, chapters commit thousands of dollars and hours toward local initiatives. You may support a Habitat for Humanity Project, volunteer at a shelter, or any other potential impactful event may become part of your Project Outreach program.
Links & Support
Project Outreach Awards
CRIMSON GIFT CENTURY SOCIETY
Chapters receive a Century Society Certificate for outstanding participation in Kappa Alpha Order’s nation-wide blood drive, Operation Crimson Gift.
KNIGHT COMMANDER’S CUP
Presented to the chapter displaying the most outstanding level of participation in Operation Crimson Gift.
EXCELSIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
These awards recognize the chapters who excel in various philanthropic categories. We recognize the highest dollar amount and the greatest number of hours per man for charity.
CROSS AND ROSE AWARD
This is the highest recognition given by the Order for community service. This awards a chapter program that excels in all aspects of service and community impact.
More about Project Outreach (how to implement/explain)
HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM AFFECT OUR CHAPTER?
-RECRUITMENT – Developed programs will better meet the needs of potential members.
-SOCIAL – Each event has potential of becoming a successful social with a variety of groups.
-RECOGNITION – The program will provide a method of national recognition for your efforts.
HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM AFFECT THE ORDER?
-ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT – Alumni members can be involved in the community service efforts of active chapters.
-EXPANSION – The program will offer a new dimension to the programs we bring to our target and colony campuses.
-DEVELOPMENT – By involving more members, sharing more information and supporting these important efforts of chapters, the Order can improve its ability to serve its members.
SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
-Keep track of your chapter’s service events, hours, groups involved and items donated.
-Develop chapter programming in the area of community service.
-Work to create a chapter sponsored or organized service project.
-Complete the online Project Outreach report each semester
-Complete the MDA Direct Contribution Report every time your chapter organizes a philanthropy project so your chapter can receive proper credit and recognition.
By your deeds, the Order contributes to the development of our host communities. Through your efforts, our cities, schools, and the Order become one step closer to our goal of excellence. Many chapters have a strong record of contributing to their surrounding communities.