Headquartered in Washington DC, "The Chosen Few", otherwise known as Kappa Gamma, is the world's first deaf fraternity. Its formation came from an 1863 secret society before becoming a fraternity in 1901; just like its parent, Kappa Gamma is also a secret society, thus, many aspects of the fraternity are not publicly known. However, it is known that the criteria of admittance into the society are strict and selective, as they welcome only men of demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and fellowship who also exert a high quality in their character. With an average active number ranging in the late teens and early twenties, overall membership throughout the course of the society's existence numbers under two-thousand members.
The overall purpose of Kappa Gamma is to strengthen the deaf community, as well as raising the standard of Gallaudet students. It is a society that is very active in various aspects of the campus community, varying from being sport team captains to serving on campus activity committees, as well as being active in the deaf community as a whole. Many prominent leaders within the deaf community are members of the society.
- Joel Barish - Co-founder of DeafNation
- Andrew Bonheyo - Was featured on ABC as Person of the Week in 2009 for his outstanding contributions in Deaf schools' football programs
- Bernard Bragg - A famous actor and mimer of the DeafWest Theater
- Harvey Corson - Former Executive Director of American School for the Deaf
- Robert R. Davila - Former President of Gallaudet University and former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services during the George H.W. Bush administration
- Edward Miner Gallaudet - First President of Gallaudet University
- Mervin Garretson - Former Executive Director of National Association of the Deaf
- Terry Giansanti - Founder of Hands On Travel
- Tyrone Giordano - Actor
- Harvey Goodstein - Vice Chair of Gallaudet University's Board of Trustees and former Board Member of the National Association of the Deaf
- Malcolm Grossinger - Current Superintendent of California School for the Deaf, Riverside
- Percival Hall - Former President of Gallaudet University and the faculty member who helped establish the Kappa Gamma Fraternity
- Olof Hanson - Prominent architect
- Greg Hlibok - Featured on ABC as Person of the Week in 1988 as one of the leaders of the Deaf President Now movement and currently is the Chief of Federal Communication Commission's Disability Rights Office
- Stephen Hlibok - A successful financial adviser who was the first deaf person to break into the field and currently works at Merrill Lynch operated by Bank of America. He has been profiled in numerous publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Business Week and on several television appearances.
- Alan Hurwitz - Current President of Gallaudet University
- Henry Klopping - Current Superintendent of California School for the Deaf, Fremont
- Jack Lamberton - Current President of USA Deaf Sports Federation and former Chief de Mission of the USA Deaflympics team
- Andrew Lange - Former President of the National Association of the Deaf
- Gary Malkowski - Canadian Politician
- Eric Malzkuhn - A legendary character in Gallaudet University's lore
- Tim Rarus - One of the four leaders of Deaf President Now movement
- Benjamin Soukup - Chief Executive Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf and Chair of Gallaudet University's Board of Trustees
- Ronald Stern - Current Superintendent of New Mexico School for the Deaf
- James Tucker - Current Superintendent of Maryland School for the Deaf
- Frank Turk - Longtime deaf youth leadership activist. Founded the Youth Leadership Camp in 1969
- George Veditz - Former President of the National Association of the Deaf
- Stephen Weiner - Current Provost of Gallaudet University
- Jeffrey White - Three-time Deaflympics wrestler (Los Angeles 1985, Christchurch 1989 & Sofia 1993) and two-time Deaflympics coach for the USA wrestling team (Rome 2001 & Melbourne 2005).
- John Yeh - 2008 Deaf Person of the Year by Deaf Life magazine
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