Kappa Alpha Order
The Xi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order was founded at Southwestern University November 28, 1883. It marked the first chapter west of the Mississippi River. Kappa Alpha is an order based on chivalry and Christian values.
The Order was not always known as Kappa Alpha, but was transitioned following a brief period of time spent under the name Phi Kappa Chi. Our spiritual founder, Robert E. Lee, is celebrated for his contributions to the Order every year during Convivium.
Samuel Zenas Ammen, the practical founder, played an integral role in establishing a ritual that parallels the depth of membership required to become an initiated member of Kappa Alpha Order.
At Southwestern, Kappa Alpha Order is a diverse group of men aiming for excellence inside the classroom and in the community at large as well.
Annual Charitable Events: Operation Crimson Gift Blood Drive and Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Annual Dues: $1200-$1300
Housing Costs/Semester**: $2,895/double room or $4,342.50/single room
**Note: As a participating fraternity at Southwestern University, all active Kappa Alpha members who do not live in the house will pay a semesterly Parlor Fee of $418. The Parlor Fee provides 24/7 access to all common areas of the fraternity house and encourages a higher occupancy level of the house.