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Kappa Alpha (Old House)
The University of Georgia

Kappa Alpha (Old House)
294 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, Georgia

Kappa Alpha Order was originally established in 1865 at what is now Washington and Lee University. In 1868, the Gamma Chapter was created at UGA and is the oldest continually existing Kappa Alpha in the nation. The order is southern in a significant sense, wherein its essential teachings are for its members to cherish the ideal character and attributes of the true gentlemen, of which Robert E. Lee was the near perfect example.  
Kappa Alpha’s seventy year-old landmark house on 294 South Lumpkin Street was built in 1938, fifteen years before the KA fraternity occupied it in 1953. The house was demolished in 2008. The Chapter’s new house and complex is located in the historic residential district on West Hancock Avenue near downtown Athens.