Kappa Kappa Kappa

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Kappa Kappa Kappa Society
The Kappa Kappa Kappa Seal
FoundedJuly 13, 1842; 177 years ago (1842-07-13)
Dartmouth College
MottoTui Filii Dartmuthensi Tuoque Honori Fidelis
ColorsDartmouth Green
Headquarters1 Webster Avenue
Hanover, New Hampshire
Tri-Kap, view from front lawn looking west.

Kappa Kappa Kappa, known informally as Tri-Kap, is a local men's fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The fraternity was founded in 1842 and is the second-oldest fraternity at Dartmouth College. Tri-Kap is the oldest local fraternity in the United States.[not verified in body] It is located at 1 Webster Avenue, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Despite offers to establish additional branches at other institutions, the brotherhood of Tri-Kap has remading a vote on the organization's leadership.

Tri-Kap was founded on July 13, 1842, by Harrison Carroll Hobart and two of his closest companions, Stephen Gordon Nash, and John Dudley Philbrick, all Class of 1842.[citation needed] The society was based on the principles of democracy, loyalty to Dartmouth, and equality of opportunity. Originally a literary and debate society, Tri-Kap officially became a social society in 1905 and has remained so ever since.[citation needed]

Tri-Kap was the first student society at Dartmouth with its own meeting place, a building called The Hall, which was originally where the Hopkins Center for the Arts is today. Opened on July 28, 1860, the Hall served as Tri-Kap's home until the society moved into the Parker House in 1894.[citation needed] Parker House was where the modern-day Silsby Hall is. In 1923, the society moved into 1 Webster Avenue, where it resides to this day.[citation needed]

Tri-Kap became an official social society in 1905.

Notable alumni[edit]

Honorary alumni[edit]

  • Daniel Clark (1834), U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
  • Rufus Choate (1819), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
  • Benjamin Franklin Flanders (1842), Governor of Louisiana
  • Daniel Webster (1801), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Congressman, Ambassador to France, and Secretary of State
  • Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan, U.S. Senator, and presidential nominee
  • Levi Woodbury (1809), Governor of New Hampshire, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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