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The Kappa Alpha Society (ÊÁ) is the oldest college fraternity in the North America. It was formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York on November 26, 1825 by a group of college students. Kappa Alpha was the first to combine aspects of secret Greek-letter societies, literary societies and formalized student social groups and is thus considered the first modern fraternity. Kappa Alpha is also the oldest collegiate secret society still in existence.


Active U.S. Chapters
CH - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
VL - Lehigh University
VP - University of Pennsylvania

Active Canadian Chapters
UM - McGill University
VA - University of Alberta
VOO - University of Western Ontario
VT - University of Toronto

Inactive U.S. Chapters
CC - Union College (Recolonization efforts for 2006)
CW - Williams College
UP - Princeton University
UW - Wesleyan University
VC - Cornell University (New York)
VV - University of Virginia

Inactive Canadian Chapters
UC - University of Calgary

This organization is not to be confused with the Kappa Alpha Order, a completely separate (and much larger) fraternity that operates exclusively at schools in Southern U.S. and border states.
by VOO April 12, 2005
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