Active News

  • Philanthropy Success

    Submitted by Eric Schmidt on 06/21/13 05:03:00 PM

    In the spring of 2013, the actives hosted a pasta dinner for "These Hands Don't Hurt", our national philanthropy supporting families affected by domestic violence.  The dinner raised $2,100 and the money is being donated to The Center for Women in Transition, a local shelter in Champaign.  The shelter provides a home and support for families who are victims of domestic violence.  We plan to continue doing the philanthropy each Spring ... Read More

    Centennial Conclave

    Submitted by Eric Schmidt on 06/03/13 12:24:00 AM

    On April 22nd, 1914 Alpha Kappa Lambda was formed at the University of California.  We celebrate the centennial of that date in 2014 and we will honor this great milestone.  We are planning a number of regional events to be held across the country starting in April, 2014, so that all our alumni and undergraduate members can celebrate our first 100 years. The centennial festivities will culminate in August, 2014, with our biennial ... Read More

    Gamma Student Hired in National Office

    Submitted by Eric Schmidt on 06/01/13 12:20:00 AM


    Alpha Kappa Lambda is pleased to announce we have hired three new consultants to the National Headquarters starting this summer. Two are staff as Chapter Services Consultant, while a third will be taking over in the newly created Chapter Recruitment Consultant Position. We look forward to having them on board. They will be joining Cameron Warren, current Chapter Service Consultant, for a total of four traveling staff members this ... Read More

    Alpha Kappa Lambda Announces Purchase of New National Headquarters

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 10/06/10 05:00:00 PM

    The Alpha Kappa Lambda Education Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of a new National Headquarters to be leased to the Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda. By purchasing a new building, AKL will occupy a larger and more functional facility that will provide a permanent home for the Fraternity in time for its centennial in 2014.


    “This is a high AKL moment in our history ending 38 years without a true national home of our ... Read More

    Presidents' Academy Returns in January 2011

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 10/06/10 01:00:00 PM

    The Alpha Kappa Lambda Education Foundation is pleased to announce that once again it will be hosting the Presidents' Academy for all chapter presidents in January. The date and location will be announced soon.

    The program is funded completely by the AKL Education Foundation through a generous fund established by Mu chapter (Ohio State) and through private donations. Travel, lodging and meals are provided for the presidents that attend.

    AKL Unveils New Strategic Plan; Volunteers Sought for New Committees

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 09/13/10 04:35:00 PM

    he Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda is pleased to announce a new four-year strategic plan that guides the Fraternity to its 100th anniversary in 2014.


    This fall semester, alumni with various backgrounds will be asked to identify the ways in which they will help achieve the goals outlined in the plan. In addition, members of the National Executive Council and the AKL Education Foundation have begun working together on a number of exploratory ... Read More

    Eta alum challenges brothers, friends to give back to AKL

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 08/31/10 08:00:00 AM

    Eta chapter (Washington State) alum Herb Satterlee has challenged all brothers and friends of AKL to make a donation to the AKL Education Foundation at If we raise $10,000, Brother Satterlee will donate an additional $10,000 for a total of $20,000 to the Foundation!


    Donations of any size are welcome…please give today at

    Tucker Joins NHQ and Foundation Staff

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 08/24/10 08:05:00 AM

    The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda and the Alpha Kappa Lambda Education Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jamison Johnson Tucker (Gamma Epsilon, Mississippi State) as the newly created Assistant Executive Director of Alumni Programs. In this unprecedented collaboration between the Fraternity and the Foundation, Brother Tucker will be responsible for fundraising, communications and alumni training.


    Tucker has an extensive ... Read More

    Mitchell Returns to Headquarters Staff

    Submitted by Jamison Johnson Tucker on 08/20/10 09:00:00 AM

    The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda is pleased to announce the return of Matthew Mitchell (Gamma Delta – Montevallo) as Director of Chapter Services. Brother Mitchell returns to NHQ after spending the past two years earning a Masters degree in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of West Florida.


    He previously worked for the Fraternity as Director of Chapter Services from July 2006 to December 2008.

    Rain, Rain Go Away: Construction Update for the week of October 19, 2009

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 10/19/09 05:26:00 PM

    By T.J. Blakeman

    Men of Gamma,

    Rain, Rain go away! This year's quick change to fall has not been easy on us at Gamma. Due to the unseasonably cool temperatures in early October and above average rainfall our work schedule has suffered some minor setbacks. You will see in this weeks update that a majority of the work has involved excavation and foundation work, which of course requires a relatively dry period. However, now that we have received a ... Read More

    Gamma Day and Construction Update for the Week of October 5, 2009

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 10/05/09 05:39:00 PM

    By: T.J. Blakeman ('99)


    Men of Gamma,

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has traveled back home to Gamma this year to witness first hand the amazing changes that are taking place. This past weekend was Gamma Day at AKL and our official ground breaking ceremony. We had around 100 alumni and their family members back home this weekend and it was a delight to see everyone’s reactions on the many tours of ... Read More

    Alpha Kappa Lambda's Gamma Chapter Sets to Break New Ground

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 10/01/09 08:56:00 AM

    CHAMPAIGN, IL–October 1, 2009 Just as they did some eighty years ago, actives and alumni from the Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, the oldest surviving chapter in the country, will return home to 401 E. Daniel Street in Champaign, this Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 12:30PM, for a ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of reconstruction on their chapter house. In addition to the physical improvements of the house, the ... Read More

    The Addition Comes Down: Construction Update for Week of September 21, 2009

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 09/21/09 03:02:00 PM

    By T.J. Blakeman

    Men of Gamma,

    Another week in the books and another series of remarkable photos. I have been assured that not every week will have such a drastically different view but these four weeks have been amazing. The biggest change of all has been the complete demolition of the 1969 Addition. It was a remarkable sight to see as each bit of concrete falling resulted in small tremors, reminding you just how sturdy our old house was. It is ... Read More

    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 09/16/09 09:35:00 AM

    ’Tis the season! Not for carols and presents or stockings and snow, but for football of course. And there’s no better time to be an Illinois alum! Ready the coolers and inventory the tailgate gear…another Illini football season is here!

    Those Saturdays between Labor Day and Thanksgiving are our best opportunity to spend time with some of our best friends - including our AKL brothers. Take advantage of the chance to reconnect with ... Read More

    Class of '88 Reunion Checks Out the Site: Construction Update for September 14, 2009

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 09/14/09 05:17:00 PM

    By T.J. Blakeman

    Men of Gamma,

    Last week was another big week for our chapter house that was capped off with one of the best Alumni gatherings we have had since our initial campaign kick-off in 2007. We were thrilled to have the graduating class of 1988 back on campus to celebrate with us. The men were able to tour the house and enjoy our pregame tent on the front lawn. Their attendance made all of the difference and I hope you will think about ... Read More

    Construction Is Now Under Way: Construction Update for the Week of August 23, 2009

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 08/23/09 03:46:00 PM

    By T.J. Blakeman

    Men of Gamma,

    This week marks a historic event for our fraternity. For the first time since its dedication on October 27, 1928, the Gamma Chapter at 401 East Daniel is starting anew. I am excited to bring you the first photos in what will be a weekly publication on the progress of our restoration. I want to first take this opportunity to introduce a few of the key players. I am T.J. Blakeman ‘99 and I will be your eyes and ... Read More

    Actives Gear Up for Move to 606 W. Ohio

    Submitted by Kristin Williamson on 05/20/09 09:47:00 AM

    By Tom Seewald, Active President

    The men of Gamma are wrapping up another eventful year.  Activities this past semester include numerous philanthropy and service events, including a Habitat for Humanity spring break trip by some of our members.  Active members also supported the “Hand Wall”, benefiting Alpha Kappa Lambda’s “These Hands Don’t Hurt” campaign, which raises support and awareness for women ... Read More