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Posted On: Monday, August 21, 2017 07:40 AM, by Kristi Tucker

If you or your chapter is looking for Bid Day T-shirts, gifts, or just something for yourself, check out Theta's list of licensed vendors any merchandise at FindGreek. As both a website and app, you can search this Pinterest-style site for specific items, vendors, or even items that are on sale.


With more than 600 licensed vendors to from which to choose, FindGreek offers a large range of products in all price ranges. Using these vendors can benefit both your chapter and Theta. By using a licensed vendor, you can assure that you receive quality products and great customer service. In addition, a percentage of the royalties from these vendors comes back to Theta and is used to support our college and alumnae chapters.


Do you have a favorite Theta shirt or piece of jewelry? We hope you enjoy searching and shopping for all of the latest Theta gear!

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.

Posted On: Monday, February 6, 2017 07:46 AM, by Kristi Tucker
Chapter officer pendant

Check out some of Theta's newest official jewelry! We are offering a new style of badge pendant and a new legacy dangle.


The pendant has in black enamel the words "Chapter Officer" along the sides of the kite to indicate your position as either a college or alumnae chapter officer. You can pin your badge inside the pendant to wear as a necklace. The pendant is available in small and large sizes—to accommodate small and large badges—and in gold plate, 10K, or 14K gold.


The legacy dangle, represented by connecting hearts, is a great way to symbolize your heritage within Kappa Alpha Theta. The dangle comes in gold plate, 10K, or 14K gold as well.


Please visit the official jewelry website to place your order.

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity headquarters.

Posted On: Monday, November 21, 2016 08:08 AM, by Kristi Tucker
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If you've purchased a badge recently, you may have noticed a tiny gold piece attached to the stem (pin) on the back. Seeing it, you may have wondered "What is that tiny thing, and is it important?" You're not the only person to ask that question!


That tiny piece is called a bubble guard, and it is, indeed important: it can keep you from losing your badge. Here's how it should work.


When you put your badge on, put the pin through the fabric. Before you put the pin in the clasp and close it, slide the little bubble guard on the pin. Then clasp it shut. If for some reason the clasp opens, the bubble guard will catch your badge, helping it stay on your clothing.


Do you want to know more about Theta's badges? Visit History of Our Badge and Badge Disposition Guidelines on Theta's heritage website. Do you have a story about your own badge? Send it to archives@kappaalphatheta.org.

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity headquarters.

Posted On: Monday, November 7, 2016 08:23 AM, by Kristi Tucker

As I sit here writing this, I cannot believe that it is already November. The day after Halloween, I saw the first commercial for the holidays! Slowly social media posts, more holiday commercials, and even invitations to holiday parties started creeping into my life.


At this rate, I better get my shopping list in order! If your holiday shopping list includes a new Theta badge, visit the website of our official jeweler, J. Lewis Small, Inc., to place your order before November 22 (to receive your badge in time).


Also, check out our newly redesigned Greek licensed vendor website, where you can view everything our 600+ licensed vendors offer. If you're on the go and prefer to shop on your phone, download the new FindGreek app. It's free in both the App Store and on Google Play. This app has the largest and most diverse collection of Theta licensed merchandise—right at your fingertips!

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.

Posted On: Monday, October 10, 2016 07:43 AM, by Kristi Tucker
The new FindGreek app
I love autumn. Football, back-to-school, sweaters, pumpkins...and when I was in college, it also meant recruitment season for my chapter. Even before college, I loved back-to-school shopping.

If you're like me, you'll want to include Theta in your shopping, too. And, if you are finding yourself looking for fall recruitment items, bid day gifts, or initiation gifts, look no further than the Theta Marketplace page on this website. Here you'll find links to our official jeweler, J. Lewis Small, Inc., as well as links to all of our licensed vendors.

In addition, download the new FindGreek app, free in both the App Store and on Google Play. This is the largest and most diverse collection of licensed merchandise for all Greek groups - right at your fingertips.

Happy shopping!

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity headquarters.

Posted On: Monday, December 14, 2015 07:57 AM, by Kristi Tucker
75-year pin

I like to write a blog every year to recognize those Thetas who are celebrating their 25-, 50-, and 75-year anniversaries. While sitting down to write this, I realized this is my fifth blog about anniversaries! What should I write about this year?


So I went to Theta's heritage website and decided to search for a quote for inspiration. I stumbled upon the one below from Elizabeth Garrett Haselton. She was initiated at Beta Epsilon/Oregon State in 1921 and received her 50-year pansy pin in 1971.


"Thanks for my pansy pin. I suppose it's fine to have a 50th, as they say. However, this rather crept up on me! ... Theta did make a tremendous difference in my college life, as I transferred and attended three universities. ... I felt as though I always had a place to hang my hat and the possibility of making friends without too much agony. A good many of the people I knew then I still know now and it's certainly been a basic plus. And it's still a good fraternity!" Elizabeth Garrett Haselton, Beta Epsilon/Oregon State


Even though the world was a very different place when Elizabeth was initiated, her words are timeless. I'm sure many members agree that Theta has given them a place to hang their hats and helped them make friends. I'm also sure there are many Thetas who can't believe they are celebrating an anniversary, too! We definitely want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

Kristi Tucker is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity headquarters.


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