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Kappa Alpha Theta Headquarters

Kappa Alpha Theta headquarters is staffed by approximately 40 women and men who manage administrative aspects of the Fraternity, Theta Foundation, Fraternity Housing Corporation, and Housing Trust.

8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone 317-876-1870
Fax 317-876-1925

History of Theta Headquarters

The first salaried position established by Kappa Alpha Theta was that of editor in 1891. In 1909, the editor and grand secretary positions were combined. L. Pearle Green, Grand Secretary from 1909 to 1939 and editor from 1911 to 1949, worked out of her sister's home in Ithaca, New York, and for many years this early home office served as the defacto central office of Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1922, Grand Council allocated funds for a central executive office with a secretary, clerical assistant, office rent, and equipment.

Evanston, Illinois

A report by efficiency experts in 1938 led to a complete reorganization of the administration of Kappa Alpha Theta, including its central office. Miss Green stepped down from her position as executive secretary in 1939. Helen Sackett became the executive secretary, and Dorothea Jacobs joined her as bookkeeper. The central office was moved to Evanston, Illinois. Between 1939 and 1983, the Evanston office moved three times. Dorothy Vaaler served as executive secretary from 1960 to 1972, Rosemary Nilson from 1972 to 1974, Marge Beebe McAdams from 1974 to 1977, and Nancy Dorman Weese from 1977 to 1983.

Indianapolis, Indiana

As early as 1974, Grand Council discussed the possibility of the Fraternity having its own building. Discussion centered on Indianapolis as the possible location for such an office. In 1979, a committee and funds were dedicated to the process. In 1982, ground was broken for the new home, and it was dedicated in 1983. Since coming to Indianapolis, there have been two executive directors, Marcia Bond, 1983 to 1997 and Elizabeth Sierk Corridan, since 1997. Fraternity headquarters, as it is called today, is located in northwest Indianapolis in the College Park business area. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Eastern Time. Tours are given, as requested, with two weeks' notice.