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KA Order is a joke nationally, considered nothing more than a bunch of Robert E. Lee worshiping rednecks who have the 'stars and bars' hanging in the back window of their pickup trucks. There's a reason they have only a handful of chapters outside of the South. Only 15 out of 131 of their chapters exist in states that weren't part of the Confederacy (Oklahoma didn't exist at the time but is 'southern' enough to assume they would have been Confederate at the time). You can't be the "best fraternity nationally" if you don't have a national presence. KA is nothing more than a regionally strong organization - not that there's anything wrong with that, but that's just the accurate truth.
"Sig Ep isn't fratty at all. The whole "balanced man" concept is really anti-frat imo."
You obviously don't know what you're talking about at all.
So you would call these bigots your brothers then?
I'm not sure which portion of this post was directed towards me or AT me, so I'll respond to the entire thing. If any portion of my response wasn't intended toward me, please feel free to disregard that section of my post.
I NEVER use the term "fratty" or "frat" to describe anything. I don't condone those terms. Many fraternities have concepts like "Balanced Man" in place for a good reason. It's to dispel the Hollywood stereotypes which portray fraternity members in a negative light. I think that these programs are wonderful and applaud any and all fraternities which do there best to shed the idea that all members of fraternities are "beer swilling," "jock," "good old boys," who date rape at will.
Many fraternity members, such as myself, were highly motivated in academics. I graduated with honors and have pursued multiple graduate degrees. My overall goal is to obtain my Ph.D. and educate individuals at the higher institution level. Does this mean I can't party? Please, I can party with the best of them. I just conduct myself with dignity and respect for others while I do so. As I've stated in another thread, I have traveled to tons of college towns because many of my friends are getting J.D's and Ph.D's at universities across the U.S.. I have seen members of Kappa Alpha Order, whom I've never met, conducting themselves inappropriately in public and have given them our signal to indicate that they need to uphold the values of our Order at all times.
I've also seen members of other fraternities conduct themselves in a disgraceful manner. I believe it comes down to the individual. I, however, am not their brother's keeper. I am the keeper of anyone associated with Kappa Alpha Order, though.