The Fraternity’s highest aspirations are found in the four points of the kite: intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service, and personal excellence. New members are selected because they exhibit these qualities. Member orientation seeks to continue developing these characteristics in our members.
Member orientation is a 4-6 week introduction to assist our members in learning about Kappa Alpha Theta, organizational values, responsibilities that come with membership, and tools that will assist our members in attaining their highest aspirations throughout their lifetime membership.
Understanding and living the concept of "Leading Women" begins in college, and is an ongoing educational process that ensures intellectual growth. Member orientation is just one component of Kappa Alpha Theta's continuous education program. Member education expands even after initiation and graduation to include issues relevant to the daily lives of today’s members, collegians and alumnae alike.
New members are eligible for initiation once they complete member orientation, fulfill financial requirements to the chapter, sign the loyalty pledge, and are in good standing. During orientation, new members are responsible for attending new member meetings and chapter meetings.Components of Member Orientation
- Bid Day
- Academic Mentor Program
- Weekly Modules
- Ritual Services
- Inspiration Week
Member Orientation Modules
- Theta Beginnings: Our History and Heritage
- Intellectual Curiosity: Scholarship, Our Highest Aim
- Personal Excellence: Good Moral Character
- Widest Influence for Good: Commitment to Service
- Leadership Potential: Leaders in Our Community
- Ritual: The Meaning Revealed