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About Us

There are many organizations we can join as collegians and alumnae. But Theta isn’t like other organizations. Our members are different: we aren’t afraid to stand out, to make a difference together. We are women supporting women, and we inspire one another to be our best selves.


Kappa Alpha Theta nurtures each member throughout her lifetime, offering opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.


Leading every member to personal excellence through lifelong sisterhood.


Scholarship, service, leadership, personal excellence, and friendship/sisterhood.


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As some of the earliest women to attend college, Kappa Alpha Theta’s founders fought to be recognized and accepted in a frequently hostile educational and social environment. Today, we strive to provide an inclusive environment throughout the membership experience. Our mission is to offer women lifelong opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.

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Theta Heritage

In establishing Kappa Alpha Theta in 1870, our founders created a women’s fraternity in which they could learn, grow, and be part of something larger than themselves. Explore Theta's history through its founders, notable Theta members, college chapters, virtual exhibits, and other resources.

In her later years, Bettie Locke Hamilton, one of our founders, wrote, “We realized somehow that we weren’t going to college just for ourselves, but for all the girls who would follow after us, if we could just win out.”

The Heritage Museum

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    The Heritage Museum

    The Heritage Museum at Theta headquarters reflects sorority and fraternity history in the US and Canada as demonstrated by resources and artifacts from our archives. Visitors’ exploration begins with a timeline that shows how groups like Theta are created within the context of North American history.

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    The Heritage Museum

    Other exhibits illustrate how women’s groups like Theta aided the development of women in higher education and shaped members’ experiences on college campuses.

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    The Heritage Museum

    Examples of clothing from our archives reflect women’s changing experience over the years, while photos and documents show how philanthropic activities by Theta Foundation and individual collegians and alumnae have been a part of the Greek life experience.

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    The Heritage Museum

    The museum is now open for tours; please contact us to schedule a visit.

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National Panhellenic Conference

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) was founded in 1902 as an umbrella organization for 26 national and international women's fraternities and sororities. Kappa Alpha Theta, along with Alpha Phi, Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Chi Omega, was a founding member group and is the only organization to have held the chairmanship of NPC three times.

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Campus Partners

Our website isn't just a valuable go-to spot for members of Theta and their families and friends; we aim for it to be a valuable resource for our higher-ed professional partners, too.

Please contact us if you need to view Kappa Alpha Theta's Constitution & Bylaws or Risk Management Handbook.

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Memorial Service

This service is available to the families of deceased members of Kappa Alpha Theta. Should the family so desire, it can be incorporated by an officiant of the funeral or memorial service. A family member of the deceased or a Theta sister can also lead it.