The Kappa Alpha Society is the progenitor of all modern Greek letter societies. Established in 1825 as a secret literary society, the Kappa Alpha Society has produced scores of fine thinkers united by an unbreakable bond of brotherhood.

Our chapter at Lehigh University, referred to as KA in VL, has operated continuously from it’s creation in 1894 until June of 2018 when the active chapter lost university recognition. Though membership numbers dwindled to single digits during both World Wars last century, Kappa Alpha had over fifty active members with thirty members living in the Kap Lodge at the time the chapter lost university recognition.

The Kappa Alpha Alumni Association Lehigh University (KAAALU) remains strong however and looks to return to active status when the time is right. If you were a member of Kappa Alpha but are not a member of the alumni association, we urge you to come along, join KAAALU.

Save the Date

  • The KAAALU is holding its Fall Board meeting (via teleconference) on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. All members of KA in VL are invited to participate. In the interest of controlling who has access to the teleconference, if you want to call in, please email Mark Messics at:

    and he will send you the toll-free number and password to give you access.

  • Please join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at a plaques dedication ceremony to honor our brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Details to follow.
  • Join us as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of KA in VL. Saturday, April 25, 2020. Cocktail hour and Dinner in the Asa Packer room in Lehigh’s University Center. KA in VL brothers and their significant others invited. Details to follow.

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