Editorial: Fraternity Symbols


This editorial addresses the controversial Kappa policy of withholding from public occasions all symbols except the kappa badge and colors. The editor notes that it is important for a secret fraternity to be consistent in its symbols. This is not to use them as "flimsy decoration," but rather to transmit sentiments of fraternity. Public symbols, however, serve no purpose other than "to show off," and to degrade the fraternity "by the claptrap of mystery." The author concludes, "our symbols ought to concern nobody but ourselves."


Date

06/1886

Digital Asset Reference

THE_KEY_VOL_3_NO_4_JUN_1886 page 13.jpg; THE_KEY_VOL_3_NO_4_JUN_1886 page 14.jpg

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