Kappa Kappa Kappa
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|Kappa Kappa Kappa Society|
|Founded||July 13, 1842|
|Motto||Tui Filii Dartmuthensi Tuoque Honori Fidelis|
|Headquarters||1 Webster Avenue|
Hanover, New Hampshire
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. 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.
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. 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.
Tri-Kap became an official social society in 1905.
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