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Kappa Kappa Kappa

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. 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. The fracture resulted in the formation of Psi Upsilon, by those who supported John Tyler in the contest, and Kappa Kappa Kappa, by those who supported Harrison Hobart.nvoke

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 located where the Hopkins Center for the Arts stands 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 located where the modern-day Silsby Hall stands. In 1923, the Society moved into 1 Webster Avenue, where it resides to this day.

Tri-Kap became an official social society in 1905. Since this time Tri-Kap has remained popular on the Dartmouth campus as one of Dartmouth's largest and most popular fraternities with over 60 brothers hailing from across the United States and around the world.


  • Notable alumni 1
    • Honorary alumni 1.1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3

Notable alumni

Honorary alumni

  • 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

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Kappa Kappa Kappa – Dartmouth Office of Residential Life
  • Halls, Tombs and Houses: Student Society Architecture at Dartmouth
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