Frequently Asked Questions
The following are frequently asked questions or topics that
parents may have. Please contact us here if you have questions
or needs that are not covered in this section or that you cannot
find elsewhere on our website.
- What is Fraternity all about? Joining a
Fraternity is a big step for a student. It is a commitment to
live the ideals of the organization. A proper Fraternity
experience will provide leadership opportunities, a family on
campus, scholastic support and fun for the individual.
Members create relationships that will last a lifetime with
numerous benefits. Alpha Kappa Lambda specifically strived to
meet Five Ideals: Judeo-Christian Principles, Leadership,
Scholarship, Loyalty and Self-Support. Our members develop
into strong citizens that become leaders in their communities.
- What are the costs involved in joining Alpha Kappa
Lambda? Like all membership associations,
participating in a Fraternity does cost money. Kappa
Chapter charges a fee to live in the fraternity house which covers
not only housing costs, but the dues and insurance fees that
we incur from our national fraternity. Our housing costs are
less than dorm or apartment living and
contain more amenities. Your son will get more
benefit with this investment than if he was not affiliated and
paying for activities every weekend.
- Should I be worried about hazing or other risky
activities? Hazing has no part in the fraternity
experience and is not tolerated by Kappa Chapter or the Alpha Kappa
Lambda national headquarters. Our Risk Management policy
is specific and was created to protect our members from some
of the antics portrayed in movies and on TV. When a student
moves away from home to an institute of higher education there will
be many risks and new "opportunities" for them such as consuming
alcohol. It is important that you speak with your son about
this and make sure he understands that he should not be violating
any rules or laws.
- How can I be involved with my son's
experience? Parents are encouraged to to be involved
with their son and our chapter in many
ways. We have a parents weekend and homecoming
weekend that are a great experience and opportunity to learn
about the Fraternity. The local corporation board, which is
comprised mostly of alumni, many times could use participation by a
parent or a parents' club. Speaking to your son about his
experience is also important to make sure he is getting the most
out of it and to identify if there should be any concerns.
- Is the Fraternity and my son insured?
The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda is a member of FRMT and
carries two insurance policies that benefit our members. Our
general liability policy acts in a manner similar to a home owner's
policy. It provides liability coverage for the chapter and
members as long as they are not violating rules or laws. Our
Membership Accident Protection Program is the second benefit we
provide. This program provides supplemental health insurance
coverage for our members for injuries they may incur while in