Sir, you are a Kappa Alpha. You are not just another fraternity man. You are a knight within the most unique organization among Greek letter societies. You have become familiar with the tradition and values which emanated - not by accident, but by design - from the most noble qualities of the Knights of old.


Our heritage incorporates the highest ideals of fidelity to God and esteem of women. You are a KA. You can never be anything else. You will always aspire to excellence. You cannot be petty, cowardly, unfair, unfaithful - you are a KA.


You have a serious challenge, indeed a direct obligation incumbent upon you as a KA. You are the recipient of a rich heritage. You will strive to preserve, strengthen, and pass on this heritage to those brothers that your Order chooses to entrust with it in the future.


You will never grow taller than when reach out to help a brother. And you cannot desert him when others do. You can never become wiser by disregarding the sterling ideals of your Order.


You can never worship God more intimately than when you utilize the tools that Kappa Alpha has given you. And if you do these things, you cannot but realize for yourself the respect of your fellow man, the wealth of mortal happiness, and the salvation by a generous God.