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Joining a College Chapter

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. The recruitment process can be overwhelming, and it often generates questions not only for potential new members and their parents but also alumnae and undergraduate members of the Fraternity.

The following is intended to provide information on recruitment and membership in Kappa Alpha Theta.

How Do I Join Kappa Alpha Theta?

Every college or university has different policies and procedures for joining women’s fraternities and sororities, which is why we recommend contacting the Panhellenic, Greek Affairs, or Student Activities office on your respective campus. You can generally locate contact information for the office associated with fraternity/sorority life on the website of the university you are attending. Often, there will be information on how to register for recruitment. If the website does not contain this information, we can assist you by putting you in contact with a Panhellenic officer.

You are eligible to participate in recruitment if you:

  • Are a regularly matriculated student on campus
  • Have never been an initiated member of another NPC group
  • Have not been a new member of an NPC group on your campus since the last primary recruitment

Kappa Alpha Theta welcomes as members, in accordance with the laws of the Fraternity, college women, without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. As some of the earliest women to attend college, Kappa Alpha Theta’s founders fought for inclusion in a frequently hostile educational and social environment. Our mission is to offer women lifelong opportunities for social, intellectual, and moral growth. Those who identify as women are eligible for membership in Kappa Alpha Theta.

For College Freshmen

If you are a freshman attending a college that has fall primary recruitment, it is most likely that you will receive information during the summer prior to the start of school. Be certain to note the deadlines for recruitment registration. If you do not receive anything from the Panhellenic/Greek Affairs/Student Activities office, be sure to contact the university by following the procedure listed above. For a list of campuses with Theta chapters, go to our Find a College Chapter or Alumnae Group page. You can view chapters by state or school.

We wish you the very best in recruitment, and thank you for exploring what the fraternity/sorority experience can offer you!