Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma was established in 1870 in Monmouth, Illinois and now has a total membership of over 260,000 women, 140 Collegiate chapters in the United States and Canada and 307 alumnae associations worldwide. The Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on March 30, 1990.
- Symbol: The Fleur-de-leis
- Flower: The Iris
- Jewel: The Sapphire
- Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
Awards and Recognition:
- The Legacy Award for GSU Homecoming
- 5 Star Award in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013
- PHA Outstanding Leadership 2016
- Kappa Kappa Gamma National Recruitment Award 2014-2016
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is their national philanthropic partner. Their mission is to encourage and motivate young children to read. Through the partnership, the Kappa’s help make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life for children who have few to no books at home and little exposure to libraries.
The Zeta Upsilon Chapter is also involved with Relay for Life, and The Girls Academy.
This year, the Zeta Upsilon chapter is a part of 1 of 16 Kappa chapters that have been selected to host The Girls Academy. They spend the weekend with about 50 girls at William James Middle School where they connect with them, teach them all about how awesome it is to be a girl, and empower them to do amazing things. After the academy ends, they graduate and every few weeks Kappa hosts an event for them to come hang out with them where they continue to learn from these sisters and grow as young women.
There is nothing better than the unconditional and lifetime bonds of friendship that we call sisterhood. Sisterhood is a common light that burns passionately in each sister. We embrace a unique relationship based on friendship, respect, and a shared vision. No matter where we go after college, no matter how far, each sister is connected through the bond we call sisterhood.
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A Letter From the President:
Upon receiving my acceptance to Georgia Southern University and the decision to move four hours away from my family and friends, I knew that I wanted to go through formal recruitment to find my home away from home.
Being the first person to go Greek in my family, I didn’t quite know what to expect – sure, I knew that I would be gaining a large group of friends with a sisterhood always there when I needed it, but I didn’t know just how much joining a sorority would mean to me. I felt very welcome and at home at Kappa during recruitment, but especially on Bid Day as I ran to a group of over 150 women cheering with open arms for their Fall 2014 pledge class.
Since that day, it’s been so rewarding to see firsthand how much this organization has flourished and allowed me to grow. I’ve watched us take one of the biggest pledge classes in Zeta Upsilon history, as well as empower fifty middle school girls through GIRLS Academy. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for Relay for Life as well as provide local, underprivileged children with their very own books to read. Through all of this, and so much more, I have really allowed myself to live out Kappa’s ideals.
I am so honored and thankful to be able to represent such a great group of women – Kappa truly is a home away from home and I will forever be thankful for all it has brought me.
Last updated: 9/14/2017