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Archive of: New Member Education

How to Tie a Tie – Five Tie Knots Every Man Should Know

Published on: July 22, 2018

Courtesy of Brooks Brothers, the oldest men’s clothier in the United States, here are instructions for five tie knots that every gentleman should know how to tie. Generally, local Brooks Brother stores will host or send a representative to your chapter/new member meeting to discuss professional dress. If interested, contact a store near you.

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2017 Awards for Chapter Excellence

Published on: April 3, 2018

This spring, hundreds of undergraduate officers and future leaders of their respective chapters met at one of six regional Province Councils throughout the Nation. Along with educational programming on scholarship, risk management, sexual misconduct, Ritual, and other areas of chapter operations, chapters were recognized their achievements for the previous calendar year. Chapters are recognized for…

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Welcome to Kappa Alpha Order!

Published on: February 3, 2017

Dear Brother, Welcome to membership in Kappa Alpha Order. KA is a moral compass for the modern gentleman, and our values of reverence, gentility, knowledge, leadership, brotherhood, and excellence still ring true.  You will invest a lot of time and energy during your experience. The first phase of your involvement is a new member education…

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Professional Dress and Etiquette

Published on: June 20, 2016

Councilor Sam O. Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi – Oklahoma State ’61) discusses professional dress and dining etiquette.   Professional Dress and Etiquette from Kappa Alpha Order on Vimeo.

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Free Professional Dress Seminars for KA Chapters

Published on: June 9, 2016

As modern gentlemen, it should be a priority of every KA to look presentable, not only in a business setting, but other settings as well. Kappa Alpha Order has partnered with Men’s Wearhouse to provide resources for professional dress and attire. Men’s Wearhouse has offered to provide professional dress seminars and workshops to chapters who wish to better…

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Why is Recruitment and New Member Education Alcohol-Free?

Published on: August 24, 2015

By Mason Tarpley Why is recruitment alcohol-free? I often get questions about why recruitment has to be alcohol-free, and instead of offering you the most obvious reason, which is that it is against the law for anyone under 21 years old to drink, I think it is important to discuss other reasons why your chapter…

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Kappa Alpha Order’s Fall Sexual Assault Workshop

Published on: August 24, 2015

Kappa Alpha Order and other interfraternal organizations are taking a stand against sexual assault with the development of a new educational program for college students. Recognizing that everyone plays a role in preventing sexual assault violence and creating a safer social culture, ten fraternities and sororities have adopted this program.   To develop a comprehensive…

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Kappa Alpha Order Joins Fraternities and Sororities to Prevent Sexual Assault

Published on: April 13, 2015

For immediate release: April 13, 2015 Contact: Jesse Lyons, Kappa Alpha Order, Assistant Executive Director for Advancement FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES JOIN FORCES TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT Kappa Alpha Order and other interfraternal organizations are taking a stand against sexual assault with the development of a new educational program for college students. Recognizing that everyone plays a…

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University Chancellor Visits Alpha Kappa

Published on: March 20, 2015

R. Bowen Loftin, Chancellor of the University of Missouri, recently visited the Alpha Kappa chapter house to speak to all of the Members and Members Awaiting Initiation. During his time with the chapter, he discussed the importance of academic success, the benefits of a strong brotherhood, and leadership involvement within the chapter and in the…

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Letterhead in Print & Digital Form

Published on: February 26, 2015

Throughout the year chapter officers may need to send an official document to their school, alumni, or parents for the purposes of recruitment, alumni relations, or parent involvement. To assist chapters in achieving a professional and uniform look to their correspondence, the National Administrative Office has provided customized letterhead in various forms for chapters to…

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