PIKEVILLE – Members of Delta Alpha Lambda, a local fraternity at the University of Pikeville, recently became affiliated with the national organization Alpha Kappa Lambda.
UPIKE students were recognized as associate members of Alpha Kappa Lambda during a new member pinning ceremony. Founded in 1914 at the University of California, Berkeley, Alpha Kappa Lambda is a collegiate social fraternity for men and operates approximately 40 active chapters and colonies with 25,000 initiated members.
“Being in Alpha Kappa Lambda means holding oneself to a standard of behavior that reflects our five ideals of Judeo-Christian principles, leadership, scholarship, loyalty and self-support and holding all members to that same standard,” said Kyle Martin, Alpha Kappa Lambda chapter services consultant. “These ideals are a vital component for members because Alpha Kappa Lambda believes when members strive to meet these they become positive examples for their university, community and nation. As an organization, we hope that our members will head out into the world ready to lead positive change and leave a legacy warranting of a ‘Man of Character Committed to Making a Difference.’”
Through the “ALPHA Experience,” Alpha Kappa Lambda’s new member education process, the new colony members will learn the history of the fraternity and the meaning of being a fraternity gentleman. Upon completion of the program, and provided the colony has shown that they can operate effectively and meet Alpha Kappa Lambda’s national standards for full membership, the colony will be eligible for initiation and chartering.