Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity returns to Fort Hays State University

FHSU University Relations

HAYS, Kan. — Alpha Kappa Lambda will recolonize its Alpha Delta fraternity chapter at Fort Hays State University in spring 2016.

The FHSU Interfraternity Council hosted an expansion conversation with Alpha Kappa Lambda. After a full review of the reasons for bringing the fraternity chapter to campus, an invitation to join the FHSU community was extended to Alpha Kappa Lambda, said Jacob Ternes, coordinator of student involvement and Greek life at FHSU.

Alpha Kappa Lambda will focus on recruiting men who live up to its five ideals: leadership, scholarship, loyalty, self-support and Judeo-Christian principles. They are looking for men who wish to be part of an organization bringing something new to campus and building from the ground level.
“Our fraternity community is excited to continue to grow and improve, and we believe the return of Alpha Kappa Lambda is an excellent opportunity,” said Ternes.

The colonization process begins in late fall and throughout the spring semester as Alpha Kappa Lambda works to build a core group. Staff from the national headquarters will stay on campus for four to six weeks interviewing applicants. During that time, they will also set up the various areas of operations and train recruits.

“We are extremely excited to be returning to Fort Hays State,” said Jeff Szumanski, assistant executive director of Alpha Kappa Lambda. “We have been impressed with the support we have received from the campus community thus far, and we look forward to building a strong organization that further enhances the undergraduate experience at Fort Hays State.”

More information will be available in the coming weeks by visiting

About Alpha Kappa Lambda
The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda is a collegiate men’s social fraternity. The first national fraternity was founded on the west coast at the University of California-Berkeley in 1914. The fraternity currently has 43 chapters and colonies nationwide with an undergraduate membership totaling more than 1,700 students and 27,000 alumni.

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