DELTA KAPPA ALPHA
UC Berkeley - Eta Chapter
It all started when...
Our Eta Chapter was established at UC Berkeley in Fall 2013!
Officially chartered in Spring 2014, Delta Kappa Alpha continues to grow each semester, recruiting and fostering students with creative talent and a passion for cinema.
We are proud of our film community and continue to partner with organizations and host social and fundraising events to share our passion with the larger Berkeley community.
The vision of Delta Kappa Alpha is to be recognized as the premier institute of upstanding entertainment industry leaders. Not exclusive to film studies majors, DKA welcomes men and women, undergraduates and graduates, who are dedicated to fostering lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.
Established on March 16, 1936, Delta Kappa Alpha is a National, Co-Educational, Professional Cinema Fraternity for cinematic arts students of character. DKA is named after Allen K. Dallas, the leading Founder and first President. His initials were reversed, and it was determined that each letter would stand for a basic art of cinema: Dramatic (Delta), Kinematic (Kappa), and Aesthetic (Alpha). Starting out as a Cinematography Fraternity for men at the University of Southern California, it slowly started to expand to other universities. Now, as a National organization with over 75 years of history and alumni, members are connected to the top cinema students at universities such as NYU, UCLA, Chapman, LMU, Columbia University, and many others. On top of this, DKA prides itself in emphasizing timeless personal and professional values and principles in its members.
SELFLESSNESS & LOYALTY
CONSTANT LEARNING & ADAPTABILITY
“DO-IT-YOURSELF” INVENTIVENESS & PROBLEM SOLVING
Our 10 DKA Jewels
These are the values we live and film by, expecting the same qualities in our future members as we do in ourselves.