Delta Kappa Alpha is the national co-ed cinema fraternity that was originally formed at USC in 1936 as a cinematography fraternity. It expanded to an all encompassing cinema fraternity and spread to other prestigious film schools across the United States as well as South America. However, in the midst of the 20th century the fraternity faded from the schools leaving only the original chapter at USC. In the mid 1980′s the alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha was too, disbanded
In 2009 at the University of Southern California, Delta Kappa Alpha was revived. Soon after learning about the fraternity, San Francisco State University cinema student Jason Zavaleta set out to create the Beta Chapter at San Francisco State. In Fall 2010 the 20 founding members of the SFSU Beta Chapter were selected and they started on the journey of Delta Kappa Alpha’s first semester in the Bay Area.
This is the second (Beta) chapter established at San Francisco State University. DKA engages the community through philanthropic, social, and professional events. The goal of this co-ed fraternity is to establish meaningful relationships and camaraderie between students highly committed and interested in the film industry and in the cinematic arts.