Alpha Deuteron

Monmouth College


Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. Kappa's first chapter made its debut public appearance at Monmouth College on Oct. 13, 1870. 

  2. Due to a ban on secret societies at Monmouth College, Alpha Chapter ceased operations in 1878 and Kappa Kappa Gamma agreed to remove Alpha Chapter from the active rolls in 1884. It was reinstated as Alpha Deuteron on Oct.13, 1934. 

  3. When the chapter was forced underground, members were initiated in secret in order to continue the organization. The name of the underground chapter was Kappa Alpha Sigma: Kappa for Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha for Alpha Chapter, and Sigma for our signature. 

  4. There are three Founders buried in the Monmouth City cemetery.

Fun facts:

  1. Delta Chapter has been known as a dominant force in the Women's Little 500 — a bicycle race that is legendary at Indiana University and across the greater Midwest. The Kappa cycling team from Delta Chapter has won the event multiple times over the past 25 years. 

  2. Delta Chapter is known for its philanthropic work and is usually a top fundraiser for the Indiana University Dance Marathon, which benefits Riley Hospital for Children.

  3. At the top of the stairs leading up from the Great Hall in Delta Chapter's house, there is a small room called "The Smoker." Although smoking in the house has been banned for years, the room retains its name from the '30s to '60s when it was the only room in the house where smoking cigarettes was allowed, primarily because its window (which had to be open when people were smoking) does not face 3rd Street. It was considered improper for ladies to be seen smoking!

  4.  Delta Chapter has a song written about its chapter house. The song is known as "High on a Hill." The lyrics are:
    High on a hill where the fleur-de-lis grow
    There is a golden key on a house I love so
    How we ran and we sang and we laughed on that hill
    And the memory of the Golden Key follows me still
    And the friendship of Kappa will live through the years,
    Through the sun of a young girl's smile and the rain of an old woman's tears.

    I still see the pictures that hung on the walls
    I still hear the echoes of laughter in the halls
    My hair has grown grey, and my eyes dimly see
    But the memory of the Golden Key remains with me
    And the friendship of Kappa will live through the years
    Through the sun of a young girl's smile and the rain of an old woman's tears.

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