Type of Fraternity

National, Honorary, Values-Based, Professional, Gender-Inclusive

Fraternity Colors

Deep Royal Blue and Old Gold

Founded

March 16, 1936 in Los Angeles, California

Fraternity Symbol

Film Camera

Fraternity Mascot

Dragon

Fraternity Flower

White Carnation

Verbal Fraternity Nickname

DeKA (Pronounced ‘dekə) Meaning: “10” / “ten” in Greek, representing the 10 Founders and the 10 Jewels of a Delta Kappa Alpha Member.  (Ex. I am a DeKA.  DeKA’s having a screening tomorrow.)

Public Slogan

Cinematic Artists of Character

External Visual Theme

Classic Hollywood/Old Studio System Period

Mission Statement

The mission of Delta Kappa Alpha is 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.

Vision Statement

The vision of Delta Kappa Alpha is to be recognized as the premier institute of upstanding entertainment industry leaders.

Open Motto

ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΙΣΘΗΣΗ“ or “Truth in Illusion”

Meaning of Fraternity Letters

Delta (Dramatic), Kappa (Kinematic), Alpha (Aesthetic)

National Service Partner

SeriousFun Children’s Network


More than two decades ago, DKA alumnus Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little hell.” Today, we continue Paul’s legacy with SeriousFun Children’s Network, a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and partnership programs that create opportunities for children and their families to reach beyond serious illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities-always free of charge.