Summer 2023 Journal – Statesmen

Brothers of Kappa Alpha Order are called to be leaders among men in all facets of life. Demonstrating that commitment, today KA can claim three of the nation’s fifty governors as alumni members, a rare occurrence for any fraternity or sorority.


Summer 2023

In this Issue

Knight Commander’s Message

C. Douglas Simmons III shares his final message as Knight Commander prior to the 80th Convention.

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From Journals Past – The Revolutionary Reorganization of the Order’s Leadership (1933–1936)

From 1933–1936, KA shifted from an operational board of directors to a governance-based Executive Council and hired a chief executive, progressive moves made nearly ninety years ago.

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The Fight Against Fentanyl

A personal take on the national fentanyl crisis: The Mayo Family is working to find a better way to change the conversation

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Chapters Support the Independence Fund

Six all-terrain track chairs have been donated to severely wounded U.S. Veterans this year.

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Courts of Honor

A major round up of eight of the Order’s Courts of Honor is featured with several new deserving KA alumni members.

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2023 Awards for Chapter Excellence

The Marshall Awards, Ammen Awards, Albert Awards and more are featured in this section about 2022 chapter operational excellence.

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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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