Kappa Alpha Order is a Moral Compass for the Modern Gentleman and provides a lifetime experience to its members. As an Order, our chapters bring together men who already possess our shared values: Reverence, Gentility, Knowledge, Leadership, Brotherhood, and Excellence. With a rich history and amazing experiences, KA helps keep your compass true, aiming you toward a successful future

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Our History

Kappa Alpha Order was founded on December 21, 1865, when three friends, soon to be joined by the fourth founder, gathered in a small room at Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, and decided to bind their friendship by a “mutual pledge of faith and loyalty. James Ward Wood toasted the “two Williams,” and the idea for KA was born.

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Our Values

Kappa Alpha Order’s shared values helps you to keep your compass straight, not only during college, but throughout life

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