Cinematic Artists of Character


Delta Kappa Alpha?

The mission of Delta Kappa Alpha is to foster lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.


The vision of Delta Kappa Alpha is to be recognized as the premier institute of upstanding entertainment industry leaders.

Delta Kappa Alpha was founded March 16th, 1936 at USC as a professional cinematographer's fraternity. Today, it is a National, Coeducational Professional Cinema Fraternity to foster cinematic artists of character.


Our rich history continues today with numerous chapters and colonies across the United States.


Zeta Chapter at Chapman University began in Spring 2013, and chartered May 3rd, 2014.


We are dedicated individuals from a variety of majors with a passion for the cinematic arts. Working with various organizations on campus, we have put on fun events and helped spread awareness through various philanthropic efforts.


At the National Convention in August 2014, Zeta Chapter was recognized as one of the three torches, outstanding chapters at the national level. Zeta Chapter received recognition for community service, administrative excellence, and academic excellence.

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The national service partner of Delta Kappa Alpha is the SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman, which offers healthy and active camps and programs for families and children facing serious illnesses. Our local chapter of SeriousFun is The Painted Turtle Camp located in Lake Hughes, CA.

Zeta Chapter works not only with the Painted Turtle, but also with local organizations around Chapman. In recent years, we have engaged in service opportunities with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Orange and continue to hold close relationships with these organizations. Zeta Chapter has also worked with the Aviva Center, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk emotionally neglected and abused girls.


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Join the nation's oldest cinematic fraternity

DKA is gender-inclusive, open and welcoming to those of all majors!

Membership is extended by a professional application process that invites  those who are actively engaged in the cinematic arts and have demonstrated outstanding ability and character.


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