Kappa Alpha Order (KA)

Kappa Alpha Order was originally founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21, 1865, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. James Ward Wood, William Archibald Walsh, and brothers William Nelson Scott and Stanhope McClelland Scott are the founders of the fraternity. Soon after the founding, the local Virginia Beta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi protested the name "Phi Kappa Chi", due to the similarity of the names, leading Wood to change the name of the fraternity to K.A. by April 1866.

Chapter Nickname: KA

Chapter Designation:  Alpha Alpha Chapter

When Chapter was Founded at Sewanee:  December 15, 1866

Motto:  Dieu et les Dames (God and the Ladies)

Values:  Members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and the values of a gentleman

Philanthropy:  Muscular Dystrophy Association

Annual Programs: Housing Sewanee

Colors:  Crimson and Old Gold

Symbol: A crest, the design of which features two lions suggesting that a balance in life is needed

Minimum GPA Required for Membership: 2.6


Chapter Officers

Chapter President:  Patrick O'Neill - oneilpd0@sewanee.edu

Social Chair:  Nate Buhler - buhlenk0@sewanee.edu

Rush Chair:  Nick Gambal - gambany0@sewanee.edu