Delta Kappa Alpha was founded in 1936 at USC, originally as a group of cinematographers, with Allen K. Dallas as the first president. DKA then expanded to Boston University in 1949, but taken off campus soon after when an anti-Greek like movement expanded across the nation.
In 2013, Jovani Small found Delta Kappa Alpha while surfing the internet and decided it was something she might like to have on campus and if she would, so would others. Holding an initial meeting in the Spring of 2013, Delta Kappa Alpha was ready to go into effect in Fall 2013, with the refounding class chosen and primed to bring DKA back to its former glory.
DKA at a Glance
DKA strives to foster lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.
The vision of Delta Kappa Alpha is to be recognized as the premier institute of upstanding entertainment industry leaders.
Public Slogan: Cinematic Artists of Character
Open Motto: Truth in Illusion
Fraternity Colors: Deep Royal Blue and Old Gold
Fraternity Symbol: Film Camera
Fraternity Mascot: Dragon
Fraternity Flower: White Carnation
Verbal Nickname: DeKa (Pronounced ˈdekə) Meaning: “10” / “ten” in Greek, representing the 10 Founders and the 10 Jewels of a Delta Kappa Alpha Member.
Meaning of Fratnernity Letters: Delta (Dramatic), Kappa (Kinematic), Alpha (Aesthetic)
10 Jewels of a DKA Member
Selflessness & Loyalty
Constant Learning & Adaptability
I believe in Delta Kappa Alpha, its principles and its traditions. I will be loyal to my college, my chapter, and my Fraternity by keeping strong ties and retaining the spirit of youth.
In helping others follow their bliss, I shall ask for no reward, I shall seek no glory. I will put character above wealth and my actions will follow my word. I will preserve the history of Cinema and the heritage of my Fraternity.
I say with all sincerity; Delta Kappa Alpha has given me honor and distinction; the bond of our fellowship is reciprocal, I will endeavor to so develop myself and so conduct myself that I will ever be a credit to our Fraternity.