Start an Alumni Chapter is Easy as 1-2-3!
Kappa Alpha Order is a life-time experience, and the fraternal experience does not end after college. Alumni chapters are a great way to extend the KA experience far past the undergraduate years. To find an alumni chapter near you, view the Alumni Chapter Listing.
If you are interested in starting an alumni chapter, the process is as easy as 1-2-3.
#1 - Reach Out & Gauge Interest
The first step is to get alumni in the area excited to join. Start by sending out a few emails to alumni in your area and by following up with phone calls. Just like in recruitment as an undergraduate, have those who are excited for the new alumni chapter to help you make phone calls.
#2 - Have an Initial Meeting
One you have a good group of interested alumni, schedule a meeting for everyone to get together. This can be at a local restaurant, someone’s house, or any other location. You may rent a room somewhere like a country club, but it is not required. At this meeting, you should elect officers (president and secretary at a minimum, but vice-president and treasurer are common), agree upon a name (region or city are good. However, it can not be named after a specific chapter, university, or individual), and discuss what types of activities the group wants to engage in or host (Convivium, golf outings, happy hours, etc).
#3 - Apply for Charter
Submit the Alumni Chapter Application form online and submit the Alumni Chapter Chartering Fee of $500 which includes biennial alumni chapter dues of $300 (covers June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019). If your alumni chapter’s membership has 10 or more active members in the Forever KA program or the Crimson & Gold Society, the $500 Alumni Chapter Chartering fee is waived.