Kappa Alpha began in 1865 at Washington College (now Washington & Lee College) in Lexington, Va. Robert Edward Lee, best known for commandeering Confederate troops during America’s Civil War, is Kappa Alpha’s spiritual founder, and the brothers of Kappa Alpha Order adhere to both the teachings of and ideals espoused by General Lee.

The Beta Pi Chapter was chartered at Presbyterian College in 1924 by six distinguished gentlemen: Bailey, Mason, Knowles, Robinson, Player, and Bomar. The brothers of Beta Pi seek to create a lifetime experience with one another, which centers on reverence to God, Duty, Honor, Character, and Gentlemanly conduct

The Official Kappa Alpha Symbols
Founded: December 21, 1865, at Washington College (now Washington and Lee College) in Lexington, VA
National Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Official Colors: Old Gold and Crimson
Official Flower: Crimson Rose and Magnolia
Open Motto: Dieu et les Dames “God and the Ladies”
Coat of Arms:  KA-small

For more information about the Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order, please contact Eli Teeselink, edteeseli@presby.edu.

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