Kappa Alpha Order

Kappa Alpha

Spring 2022 – “Unknown Legend”

This issue features the unknown legend of Jack Jacobs (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’39), a young man from the Creek Nation who would become a football star in college and two countries. 

Knight Commander’s Message
C. Douglas Simmons III proudly shares that the Order is thriving and provides updates. [Read More]

Who Are You? – Michael L. Howell (Alpha Phi–Duke ’07)
Get to know Brother Mike Howell, Senior Adviser for Executive Branch Relations at The Heritage Foundation. [Read More]

Moral Compass – A Lifelong Legacy of Leadership: Raymond B. Bottom, Jr. (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney ’48)
“Ray embodied all of the values of KA in every aspect of his life.” [Read More]

Knight Commander’s Accolades
Neal Province Commander Doug Hanich (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98) and former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson (Delta–Wofford ’57) [Read More]

Chapter Charterings
Zeta Alpha Chapter at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Alpha Kappa Chapter at the University of Missouri. [Read More]

Voluntary Remarks
Learn more about Excelsior Napa Valley, the Order’s official wine brand and the 1865 Wine Club. [Read More]


Past Issues

Summer 2021 (1) – Character & Achievement

Fall 2020 (2) – Wood.
Winter 2020 (1) – Rejoice, O young man in thy youth!

Fall 2019 (2) – Ascend
Spring 2019 (1) – Strength and Tenacity

Fall 2018 (2) – IVtitude
Summer 2018 (1) – The Second Life of Sam Wyche

Winter 2017 (1) – Zeal & Determination
Fall 2017 (1) – Capitol Experience

Summer 2016 (1) – Journey Redefined

Fall 2015 (1) – Our Impact on Campus
Winter 2015-16 (2/3) – The Quest Continues

Spring 2014 (1) – Still Just a Brother
Summer/Fall 2014 (2/3) – KA150

Spring 2013 (1) – On the way up!
Fall 2013 (2/3) – Heroes in the Strife

Spring 2012 (1) – Excellence is their Aim
Summer 2012 (2) – In the Quest
Fall/Winter 2012 (3/4) – Chiefs of the Hill

Winter 2010/2011 (1) – A Decade of Excellence
Spring 2011 (2) – Leading the Way
Summer 2011 (3) – The Experience of a Lifetime
Fall 2011
(4) – Turn Our Eyes to That Light


The Kappa Alpha Journal is an educational journal published two to four times a year by Kappa Alpha Order. The Kappa Alpha Journal seeks to reflect the Kappa Alpha experience by presenting news of active and alumni chapters, individual members, and the national organization; by addressing current issues facing the Greek system and the Order; by educating and entertaining those interested in the welfare of Kappa Alpha; and by serving as a historical record. The Kappa Alpha Journal has been published since 1879. From 1883 to 1885 it was known as The Magazine of Kappa Alpha. Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at Washington College (Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. Today, Kappa Alpha boasts 127 undergraduate chapters and over 70 alumni chapters across the nation.

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