Kappa Kappa Kappa

A message from the Board of Directors

On a summer day in New Hampshire, July 13, 1842, 175 years ago, three men of Dartmouth - Harrison Hobart, John Philbrick and Stephen Nash - founded Kappa Kappa Kappa as a literary and debate society on the principles of democracy, loyalty to Dartmouth and equality of opportunity. In the 175 years since, Tri-Kap became a social society, moved into the Hall, then Parker House, then the Kappa Lodge at 1 Webster Avenue and now stands still proud in the newly expanded Kappa Lodge, continuing to foster life-long brotherhood among young Dartmouth students.

Thousands of men of Dartmouth have passed through the hallowed halls of Tri-Kap, leaving their indelible impression on their fellow brothers and Tri-Kap. Her brothers, forged into leaders in the spirit of fellowship, comradery and service to one another, have spread around the girdled earth, but have always called Tri-Kap home.

As we celebrate the legacy and history of the oldest local fraternity in existence, we think to the invaluable experience she has provided and will continue to provide to many a fortunate young man, who carries Tri-Kap and the uncommon fellowship of brotherhood with him for life.

Join us in celebration of Kappa Kappa Kappa’s Quartoseptcentennial (175th) Anniversary Celebration over Homecoming weekend, October 6-8, 2017, for special events in Hanover, including an anniversary dinner banquet at Tri-Kap in the evening of Saturday, October 7, in the spirit of past Tri-Kap special anniversaries. Tickets to the celebration's reception and banquet are available for purchase at 175thcelebration.eventbrite.com. We have also made merchandise to commemorate our historic anniversary. If you wish to help, please email Will Bollenbach ’15 at willard.bollenbach@gmail.com.

Yours in Kappa,
The Board of Directors