2018 Gamma Campaign
Gamma Chapter is coordinating it's first capital campaign since the house was re-opened in 2010. We have goals to ensure our long-term sustainability and need your help to be successful. Please click here to learn more!
Chris Disher Receives National Award
The Gamma Chapter Corporation Board is proud to announce that Chris Disher, '77 has been selected to receive the Alpha Kappa Lambda Alumni Distinguished Service Award at this year’s National Conclave. This award is the highest honor to an individual member of the fraternity. The award may be given not only for fraternity service, but also in recognition of extraordinary achievement by a man in his life work, and/or in service to university, country, and humanity. Very few men have received this award and it is not necessarily presented each Conclave.
Chris was selected to receive this award not only because of his service to Gamma chapter but also for his service to the Illinois Greek Community. His efforts to establish common practices, address troubling behaviors and challenge norms at one of the oldest and largest Greek systems in the country is no small feat.
Please join us in congratulating Chris on this incredible honor!
Gamma Members Meet Joe Biden
Please click here to find out how!
Alum Creates Social Media Platform
Saagar Gupta, '12, is the inventor of Hashtagr, a platform that pulls together social media info from across several sites. Click here to read more about it!
The New Gamma Chapter
Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity at the University of Illinois has a long history of cultivating men of character determined to make a difference in the world. With more than 1,000 alums, Gamma Chapter is one of the oldest fraternities with a strong alumni support network.
As a result of Alumni generosity and commitment to giving back to AKΛ, our home at the corner of 4th & Daniel Street has been restored with all new living space. With the reopening in the Fall of 2010, the men enjoy personalized suite living, the Chief Illiniwek Scholarship Room, excellent dining, a 2200 sq ft recreation room, fitness center, full-size basketball court, open terrace and private onsite parking.
To learn more about the renovation project, please click here.
Schmidt Partners with
All-Time Illini Great
Recently, Eric Schmidt, '92, joined forces with All-Time Illini Great Deon Thomas to create a podcast called "The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt". Deon is the all-time leading scorer in Illini history, does radio color commentary for Illini Men's Basketball, and can be seen on the Big Ten Network, while Eric can be seen covering sports in Chicago on Comcast. Their podcast covers Illini, hoops, sports, and life. You can listen on iTunes or Soundcloud.
New Member Program Change
There have been some questions around Alpha Kappa Lambda's New Member Program changes for the upcoming year and beyond. For those who haven't read the info, please click here. Gamma leadership is always available to share more detail on how the National Headquarters came to this decision. We know this is a significant change from how we've all joined Gamma, but are here to help ensure we continue to be a fraternal organization of choice on the U of I campus.
Hall Named a Distinguished Educator
The past year was a great one for AKL Gamma, and several of our alums were recognized for outstanding service in their fields. Professor Steve Hall, '82, was names the 2015 American Advertising Federation Distinguished Advertising Educator. This award recognizes the best advertising professors in the country and you can read more about it here. Congratulations!
Gamma Chapter brothers are active in raising money for charity, especially for The Center for Women in Transition, a local domestic violence awareness organization. Fundraising is part of our national initiative, "These Hands Don't Hurt".
Our active members have participated and won several campus philanthropic events this year, including with Thetas, Kappas and DZ's. Check out photos from these events in the photo albums. Click here to see more!