Type of Fraternity
National, Honorary, Values-Based, Professional, Gender-Inclusive
Deep Royal Blue and Old Gold
March 16, 1936 in Los Angeles, California
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.)
Cinematic Artists of Character
External Visual Theme
Classic Hollywood/Old Studio System Period
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.
The vision of Delta Kappa Alpha is to be recognized as the premier institute of upstanding entertainment industry leaders.
“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.