Shortly after the end of the Civil War, Kappa Alpha Order was founded at Washington college in Lexington, Virginia in 1865. Robert E. Lee, then president of the college, was an inspiration to the founders of KA because of his honor, chivalry, and gentility. These qualities form the basis of the Kappa Alpha philosophy today. Because of this, KAs are knows as the gentlemen of the fraternity world. It is this philosophy which separates Kappa Alpha, as an order, apart from other fraternities.
The Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha is the newest addition to the Greek system at Tennessee Tech. The founders of Zeta Epsilon wanted something different out of a fraternity which the others just did not seem to offer. In the summer of 1991, a large group of friends banded together and pondered the idea of starting a new fraternity on campus. Those men chose Kappa Alpha because of its strong heritage, fine history, and national reputation.
Chapter Name: Zeta Epsilon
Installed: March 12, 1993
Colors: Crimson and Gold
Flowers: Magnolia and Crimson Rose
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Kappa Alpha Order National Web Page http://www.kappaalphaorder.org/