In the nearly 90 years that the Gamma-Kappa Zeta has been affiliated with Lambda Chi Alpha, more than 1800 men have experienced the initiation ritual, developed bonds of brotherhood and had innumerable growing experiences as college students. We’ve worked hard and had fun. We’ve held leadership positions at the university and put on philanthropy events. Attended Mizzou sporting events and hosted socials.
These shared experiences are what tie us together as brothers. Every year, a new class of young men joins the chapter to experience all of these things just like the alumni that preceded them. When you get to meet the undergraduate who holds the same office you did, or to talk to an undergrad about your experiences during initiation week — these are the types of mutually enjoyable experiences that alumni and newer members can share and that help forge those brotherly bonds across generations of Lambda Chis.
All of us have made a lifetime commitment to the organization in order to help the newer members have those shared experiences, to develop more leadership skills, to make important career and educational connections, and to gain insight into how to live their lives by moral and just principles. That sense of stewardship is what keeps a healthy organization going on for decades.
As the chapter moves past its centennial and into its second century, now is the perfect time to seize the moment and renew your commitment to help the organization grow and flourish. Mizzou is changing in new and exciting ways, and the chapter has many opportunitities to build and develop with it. Our alumni can help that process in a variety of ways.
Below, you’ll find a list of suggestions of ways to engage with the chapter in new ways. It’s by no means exhaustive — we welcome any alumnus who wants to help in any way. But the suggestions are also listed along with the appropriate person to contact if you’re interested in taking something on.
We encourage you to take a look and do what you can. The list includes a diverse group of activities that range from just keeping your contact information up-to-date to sponsoring activites or helping pay for capital improvements. They are all ways you can uphold your ritualistic duty to advance the chapter and foster the principles and goals that have kept Gamma-Kappa Zeta going for 100 years.
Thank you for your consideration, and please don’t hesitate to contact the Gamma-Kappa Alumni Association with any questions or concerns.
Suggested Alumni Activites
Each of the following activities has a contact associated with it who can help you go about getting involved. The contact information for these people is linked at the bottom of this page.
• Update your information with the GKAA — online form
• Join the GKAA as an annual or lifetime member — Information in eVisions, contact the GKAA president
• Send in class notes for the eVisions newsletter or volunteer to be the featured alumnus in an edition — online form or contact the GKAA communications chairman
• Contribute names of possible rushees to the chapter — contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• Encourage your friends/classmates to keep their information and dues up-to-date and to stay involved with the chapter
• Host or sponsor a GK alumni event for alumni in your area (barbeque, happy hour, etc.) — contact the GKAA president
• Attend GKAA/Housing Corp. board meetings — Spring/fall, information in eVisions or by contacting the GKAA or Housing Corporation president
• Come to Homecoming in Columbia and visit House Decorations and the tailgate at the chapter house — October, information in eVisions or by contacting the GKAA president
• Attend the initiation ritual — Generally held in September and February, information in eVisions or by contacting the chapter ritualist
• Attend a meeting of the associate member class or a ZAX session and share memories and ways the values of Lambda Chi Alpha have affected you in your life — Contact the chapter ritualist or president
• Sponsor a brotherhood event (movie night, bowling, etc.) — contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• Volunteer to mentor or advise an undergraduate who is looking to enter your career field after graduation — contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• If you’ve taken professional exams, graduate school entrance exams, applied for post-undergraduate graduate or professional programs, or done any other of these types of activities, advise and guide an undergraduate who is looking to do the same (this could be a particularly helpful way for young alumni to get involved) — contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• Volunteer to advise a chapter officer on his role in the chapter, programming he can facilitate, and ways being an officer can help him after college — Contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• Volunteer to help facilitate leadership development and goal-setting programming at officer transition retreats — December/January, contact the chapter adviser or chapter president
• Become a sponsor of Watermelon Fest, the chapter’s philanthropy event — Held in the fall, contact the chapter philanthropy chairman or president
• Sponsor the entry fee for the chapter to send a team to a sorority philanthropy — Contact the chapter adviser or philanthropy chairman
• Sponsor a capital improvement project within or around the chapter house — Contact the Housing Corporation president
• Donate, sponsor or build a furnishing for the chapter house — Contact the Housing Corporation president or chapter president
• Donate or sponsor holiday decor for the chapter house — Contact the Housing Corporation president, chapter adviser or chapter president
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