How can the sorority help my daughter?
Kappa Kappa Gamma empowers women to change the world, first through a focus on scholarship, leadership, and service. Through a variety of events and programs, members will develop leadership and other professional skills; learn to effectively manage their time and conflicts; and have the opportunity to build their personal and professional networks. Not only can members benefit from their collegiate experience, but they also have the ability to remain involved beyond their college years as alumnae.
What is required of my daughter to join the sorority?
Each chapter has specific scholarship, financial, and participation expectations of its members. Your daughter will need to meet the required GPA, pay all dues and fees on time, and attend the minimum amount of chapter events and activities in order to remain a member in good standing. If you or your daughter has questions about these requirements, please contact our chapter's Vice President of Standards.
My daughter is a new member; what happens now?
A woman is considered a new member after going through the campus recruitment process and receiving a bid from a chapter. Each sorority has a new member period prior to initiating them as an active member. Kappa Kappa Gamma has a 6-8 week New Member Period that each woman must complete before being initiated. Over the course of these 8 weeks, new members are expected to attend weekly New Member meetings and weekly chapter meetings where they are taught about Kappa's history and chapter operations as well as what it means to be a member of Kappa. This year we will also be leading new members through an online training program called "Not Anymore" which educates women on gender-based violence prevention. By the end of this 8 week period new members should be prepared to commit to membership in Kapp and understand what all that entails.
What is your Anti-Hazing policy?
Kappa Kappa Gamma has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against hazing. Any woman (new members, actives, or alumnae) found accountable for hazing will no longer have the privilege of membership. Both our campus and our national Fraternity take hazing allegations very seriously. We all hold the best interest of our members and their health and safety as the highest priority.
If you have any concerns, contact National Headquarters at 866.554.1870 and ask to speak with the Director of Chapters. As a common practice, we do not disclose the name or information about a caller reporting concerns. We do hope to obtain the caller’s name and number in case we have additional questions for clarification which might help us address concerns.
How can I be involved with my daughter’s experience?
We encourage parents and guardians to be a part of this exciting time in their daughter’s life, and recommend the ideas below as just some of the ways you can get involved with her sorority experience:
- Ask questions, look through pictures, and sift through the website and social media.
- Discuss time management; juggling classes, homework, and new experiences can be difficult.
- Attend Parent's Weekend or other planned events for families and friends.
- Consider looking at the merchandise page for a shirt or cup (new members are allowed to wear all insignia except items with our greek lettering, the crest, or the badge. These are reserved for initiated members) to celebrate her accepting a bid to Kappa, jewelry to mark her initiation, contributing to the Foundation in honor of your daughter’s initiation/birthday/election to a leadership position.
- Make a contribution to the chapter’s Philanthropic events.
- Ask questions about recruitment, big sister, weekly meetings, and upcoming events.
- Learn about other opportunities by getting in touch with the President, Chapter Advisor, or the House Corporation. New members should receive this information in the form of a contact list within their first week as a member. There are also parent newsletters you can request to receive.
- Be mindful of conflict. Create an open dialog with your daughter about the relationships she has and help her learn how to resolve conflict effectively.
- Pay your daughter’s lifetime alumnae dues as graduation gift.
What does an ideal sorority experience look like?
An Ideal Experience is when your daughter is …
Excited about going to chapter meetings.
Focused on academics and her scholarship goals.
Communicating positive messages instead of those indicating being scared, intimidated, or stressed.
Feeling that the chapter communicates a message that academics come first.
Being held accountable for actions and appropriate behavior.
Learning new things about herself through her Kappa experiences.
Enhancing leadership and personal development skills.
Serving her local and campus community.
Supported by the members and new members in her chapter.