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2015 Varlet

Published on: February 25, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Sesquicentennial Edition of The Varlet of Kappa Alpha Order. Our 2015 Sesquicentennial Edition of The Varlet of Kappa Alpha Order will be available for purchase at our KAonlinestore.com or available digitally here. The brief backorder, reported in January in an email to Number Is and the Advisory Council, was due to continued recruitment success. Another fall recruitment…

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5 Activities to Enhance Initiation

Published on: February 16, 2015

Shortly prior to initiation it is important that new members have the correct understanding of the responsibilities that come with full membership and the proper attitude for the initiation ceremony. The following activities could serve as a catalyst to achieve a more impactful initiation ceremony. 1) Charter Examination: The Charter is the governing document that gives…

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5 Things to Remember in your First Few Months Being Back on Campus!

Published on: September 16, 2014

By David Merrill (Zeta Pi- Florida Gulf Coast University ’08) 1)      The propensity to drink with brothers after a long summer away from each other. You’ve been gone from your chapter brothers for a few months now and everyone has just got back to campus. In doing so, the likelihood to consume alcoholic beverages with them…

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Philanthropy: An Introduction (1)

Published on: August 8, 2014

By Greg Waterworth (Beta Kappa – Maryland ’10) The benefits of a well-executed philanthropy event have wide spread positive outcomes for any chapter, internally and externally. The unfortunate reality is many chapters in Kappa Alpha Order struggle to organize a “successful” philanthropy event. Many events are thrown together in hast, while others fail to inspire…

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Why We Recruit

Published on: August 8, 2014

By Jeremy Duke (Delta Lambda- Middle Tennessee State University ’09) With fall fast approaching it is important to remember why we, as KAs, recruit. It is often said that our ritual is the life blood that connects every brother of the Order. We would not be able to survive without our ritual. If this is…

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Non Incautus Futuri: Preparing for the Fall Semester this Summer

Published on: August 8, 2014

By Greg Waterworth (Beta Kappa- Maryland ’10) One of the many lessons we can take away from our spiritual founder General Robert E. Lee, comes from his family crest. The Lee family crest is emblazoned with the Latin motto “Non Incautus Futuri,”or in English, be not unmindful of the future. Strong leaders are always making preparations for the…

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Initiation Reports Are Due

Published on: April 2, 2014

If you inducted new members this spring, there is a 99% chance your Initiation Report (Report 4) is due. With new member ed only 8 weeks long and the report due 2 weeks before initiation, now is the time. Don’t risk not getting your badges in time or a fine, or social suspension. Just submit…

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ELA recap on Storify

Published on: June 18, 2013

[View the story “Excitement of Emerging Leaders” on Storify]

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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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