Originally founded in 1870 at Depauw University by Bettie Locke Hamilton, Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek letter fraternity known among women. To be a Theta means to be a leading woman; to uphold the values of leadership, scholarship, service, and most importantly, sisterhood.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumna experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.
Membership in Kappa Alpha Theta leads women into a life of friends, experiences, and goals that they might not have had otherwise. Being a Theta leads a woman to personal excellence, offering her ways to become her best self. Our ritual, in fact, commands us to be nobler women, to lead ourselves to personal excellence and to lead others there as well. It commands us to set the bar high. When Thetas model personal excellence, we not only have the chance to lead on our campuses, in our communities, and in our professions, but we also have the chance to effect real change, just as our founders, Bettie, Hannah, Alice, and Bettie did.
Symbols: Kite & Twin Stars
Colors: Black & Gold
Flower: Black & Gold Pansy
Philanthropies: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Year Founded: 1870
Notable Alumnae: Tory Burch, Laura Bush, Sheryl Crow, Melinda Gates, and many more!
Learn more about who we are at: http://www.kappaalphatheta.org