Kappa Alpha

Kappa Alpha Order (KA) was founded on December 21, 1865, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The Xi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order was founded at Southwestern University on November 28, 1883. It marked the first chapter west of the Mississippi River. Kappa Alpha is an order based on chivalry and Christian values and strives to create a lifetime experience that centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character, and gentlemanly conduct.


To create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character and gentlemanly conduct.


National Founding Date: December 21, 1865 (Washington and Lee University)
Southwestern University Charter Date: November 28, 1883
Southwestern University Chapter Name: Xi
Motto: Dieu et les Dames - God and the Ladies
GPA Requirement: 2.8
Colors: Crimson & Old Gold
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Website


New member - $425
Active member - $675/semester


Kappa Alpha hosts both private and open social/academic events. 

Contact Information

Jamal Collins