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Posted On: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:15 PM, by Sami Bahu
ELCs Sami & Courtney on JHU's Campus!
"I dream of the endless possibilities for the good and close friendship that this fraternity makes possible through the years, and it awes me a little to think that I had a part in starting it. Just think. If it grows and multiplies, it may someday bring together into sisterly relationship women from all parts of the country who have never seen each other before, who are all friends, because of Theta..."
-Bettie Locke Hamilton

These words, from our founder, Bettie Locke have always held a special place in my heart since joining the organization. Over the past seven months, I have had the pleasure of serving as the second year support consultant for the Zeta Chi/Johns Hopkins University chapter. During this time, I have frequently thought of the words above while watching this chapter grow during their second year of re-establishment.

Throughout my time with this amazing group of women, I have witnessed more accomplishments than I could have ever imagined. Without a doubt, the most memorable moment thus far was when the current executive recruitment board (ERB) submitted the chapter's bid list on preference night. While to some the evening may have seemed like it was just another ERB meeting, another list submitted and another late night, to me, it was much more. It was the moment I knew these women had truly transformed into the leading women Kappa Alpha Theta pushes us to be. The officers successfully lead the chapter through a long and tireless week of recruitment and were ready to welcome the next new member class.

Going back to Bettie Locke's words ". If it grows and multiplies, it may someday bring together into sisterly relationship women... who are all friends, because of Theta". This recruitment helped the chapter grow and nearly double in size. As I watched all the new members walk into Zeta Chi's bid day celebration, I knew wholeheartedly, these words were ringing true. From this moment on, these women would be welcomed into sisterly bonds and friendships with those who were previously strangers.

Just two and a half short months later, I am in awe each and every day witnessing the close friendships that have been formed. I am forever grateful to the Fraternity for allowing me to work directly with a college chapter during their second year. Being able to see this chapter further develop, I am able to continuously watch the Fraternity grow and multiply, just as Bettie Locke hoped it would.


How have you seen Kappa Alpha Theta grow?

Sami Bahu, Educational Leadership Consultant, Eta Theta/Central Florida

Posted On: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 PM, by Sarah Glasser
Theta Iota and Zeta Chi charter members (click to enlarge)
As leading women, we Thetas always seem to have busy schedules, always wanting to be a part of another activity or event and always saying "yes" when it means lending a helping hand to a sister or a friend. My busiest weekend, by far, as an educational leadership consultant was when I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of not one, but two installations in the same weekend - Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University!

Playing a role in both Initiation Services and seeing each charter class sign its respective charter was such a moving and historical moment. Knowing that I was present for and contributed to, even if only in a small way, the great legacy that these chapters are certain to create reminded me, once again, of why I am so proud to be a member of our Fraternity and honored to be serving as an educational leadership consultant (ELC). Although these women may not remember my name or my face in the years to come, the mark that they have left on me is permanent. I saw the determination, the passion, the excitement in their eyes this weekend and I know that they will continue to make the Fraternity and their new 250,000+ sisters proud.

The long nights, exciting days and the time that I spent with the other ELCs, Fraternity staff and volunteers during this busy weekend will forever remain a top memory of my time as an ELC. Seeing the Fraternity grow and being able to welcome new members into our sisterhood has been a highlight of this two-year experience. Through these installations, I have also developed stronger relationships with the leading women who I've called my co-workers and sisters but whom I am also privileged to call my friends.

While we want to be mindful of spreading ourselves too thin and becoming overwhelmed with the number of commitments we make as undergraduates and alumnae, I want to encourage each of you to be as involved in Theta as possible. Remember that "there is no receiving without also giving." In other words, you will get as much out of your experience as you give. And I, for one, am so very thankful for the opportunity that I have been given to serve the Fraternity as an educational leadership consultant. Because of it, I have received so much! It might not be tangible but it's invaluable and will be a part of me for a lifetime.

So fill up your schedules! Take advantage of the opportunities presented to you! Not only will you make meaningful memories with wonderful sisters along the way, but you will also have the ability to leave a lasting and positive impression upon your chapter and the women within it. What has been your most exciting and Theta-filled weekend?

Sarah Glasser, Beta Iota/Colorado, is an educational leadership consultant for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.

Posted On: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 01:18 PM, by Corey Burnett
The ELC Installation Team with Eta Chi's Charter
This past week, myself and four other ELCs had the pleasure of assisting with the Initiation and Installation of the Eta Chi chapter. Having helped with the establishment of a chapter last year, it was especially nice to be reunited with fellow ELCs for this special time in the chapter's history.

Take a look at one of the fun inspiration week events Elizabeth and Madison planned: Twin Star Reveal!

Posted On: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 09:44 PM, by Elizabeth Mundy
Eta Chi Bid Day
"I dream of the endless possibilities for the good and close friendship that this fraternity makes possible through the years, and it awes me a little to think that I had a part in starting it. Just think. If it grows and multiplies, it may someday bring together into sisterly relationship women from all parts of the country who have never seen each other before, who are all friends, because of Theta..."
-Bettie Locke Hamilton

The above words have always been one of my favorite messages by our founder, Bettie Locke. But these words were never truer as they were this past weekend. On Sunday, October 14th, 123 incredible women of Boston University accepted bids to be charter members of the Eta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. As I watched women trickle into the event space for the bid day celebration with excited and nervous smiles on their faces, I smiled to myself knowing, even before they did, how close they would become with these now strangers over the next few years. Two days later, and I am in awe over the close friendships that have already developed.

Theta is truly growing and multiplying each year, and not just in the form of how many members are initiated each year. What I love most about our organization is that our Theta love is not restricted for our own community. It is spread among other Greek men and women, college campuses, charitable causes, neighborhoods, foreign countries, and complete strangers on a daily basis. While our members and chapters grow and multiply, perhaps more importantly, the Theta love that others see and receive grows and multiplies. I cannot wait to see how Eta Chi, along with our other 129 collegiate chapters, spread Theta love between one another and far beyond.

How have you spread Theta love?