Archive of: Alumni

5 Reasons Hazing Cannot be Justified

Published on: January 28, 2014

[This is a guest blog post from Nick Bell, a junior at Washington & Lee University and a 2011 initiate of Alpha Chapter] Many people see hazing in the chapter as nothing more than silly antics and harmless pranks like those remembered from the 1980s hit comedy Animal House. The realities of hazing are severely unlike […]

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The planning for the Gamma Psi 50th Reunion

Published on: September 3, 2013

Sample Planning Guide & Reunion Planning Review 50-year chapter anniversary (adapted from Gamma Psi Chapter) CLICK HERE for the Reunion Planning Review Document 2008 (5 years out) Initial discussions Realizing the 50th celebration would be five years ahead, discussions were began about what events should be planned and how. This was an informal discussion to begin […]

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2013 DC Interns Announced

Published on: June 7, 2013

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 E. Fleming Mason Memorial Interns, who will spend this summer in Washington, D.C. living together, working in the public and private sector, and gaining invaluable experience and knowledge. We’re proud of the men above who were selected through a length application and interview […]

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2013 FCA Awards & Lyons elected to Board of Directors

Published on: June 5, 2013

REPORT FROM FCA At the 2013 Annual Conference of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA), Kappa Alpha Order was recognized with six (6) major awards for our efforts in communications and for the Kappa Alpha Journal, including being named the overall second best magazine in the social and professional Greek community for 2012. The awards that […]

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America, the beautiful. Kappa Alpha, the grateful.

Published on: May 24, 2013

This weekend, while enjoying the onset of summer, remember why Memorial Day is a memorial. The college fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Order specifically, is a decidedly beautiful American institution. We are grateful for every opportunity we’ve been granted. To be born in Virginia, reared and grown early from sea to shining sea, and to today […]

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KAOEF Announces 2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

Published on: April 18, 2013

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is pleased to be able to provide scholarships to 98 great young men on the basis of their academic record, their involvement with the Kappa Alpha Order and other campus activities. Congrats to these lucky gentlemen! For more information about KAOEF scholarships, other support provided by the Foundation to […]

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Two Important Member Surveys

Published on: March 26, 2013

We need you to take ‘em both! Two member surveys are being sent via email this week. Please take ‘em both! Contact communications@ka-order.org with any questions!

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Party like it’s 1865

Published on: March 19, 2013

Having fun and living our values this spring By Joel Buck (Epsilon Nu – Georgia College ’08) Associate Director for Chapter Development It’s that time of year again, midterms are out of the way and many of you are getting excited for your spring formal, as you should be. What a great way to spread […]

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Recruiting with Character

Published on: March 19, 2013

Four essential points to ensure long-term chapter success. by E. Preston Prichett III (Nu – Auburn ’10), Associate Director for Chapter Services Do you have the desire to recruit strong members who already represent the values we believe in as KAs? Then its important to make an immediate distinction, now, between “front line go-getters” and […]

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Just how do I hold someone accountable? 

Published on: March 19, 2013

Accountability begins with #1 (and the Number I) by Dave Westol, CEO of Limberlost Consulting, Inc. Perhaps the biggest challenge chapter leaders face is accountability and specifically holding others accountable.  As I visit campuses and conduct consulting sessions with chapter leaders I am rarely surprised by the range of issues that they want to discuss…but […]

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