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The Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine

"... we hope to publish a first-class fraternity magazine. It is well to aim high. We want our kite to fly near the sun."

These words were written in 1885, when Theta's Grand Convention voted to establish a magazine and place its editorship with the Kappa Chapter at Kansas. In the intervening years, Kappa Alpha Theta's magazine has undergone a change of title (from The Journal to The Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine), a change of publication schedule (from monthly to quarterly), and several changes of editors (20 Thetas have served as editor, one of them twice).

Today, The Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine is published in April, June, September, and December of each year. It is intended to update, educate, and entertain readers about the Fraternity and its college and alumnae chapters and to serve as an enduring link between the international Fraternity and its members.


The online version of our magazine debuted in 2006 and comprises all the features of the printed version. It is available to every Theta at any time!

Printing and mailing our magazine is one of the largest expenses the Fraternity incurs each year, and collegian fees have been funding it for many years. To allow the Fraternity to use its financial resources more efficiently and be a good steward of member dues, the current distribution plan for the printed version will gradually change. All four yearly issues of the printed version of The Magazine will be mailed to college members, Theta Life Loyal members,  and Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae who pay dues through an alumnae chapter or circle or directly to the Fraternity. A time line for the transition appears below (click image to enlarge):

Alumnae are encouraged join an alumnae group, pay Fraternity dues, or enroll in Theta Life Loyal,  to continue to receive all four printed issues of our magazine.

Assignments are made to alumnae and college chapters each autumn, via The Bulletin, and published the following spring.

Other brief submissions, including news about individual and group accomplishments, achievements, and activities, may be submitted at any time by filling out this form. (Online)  Although space restrictions prohibit a guarantee of publication, The Magazine staff does promise to carefully consider each submission and publish as many as possible in a timely manner.

We regret that we cannot publish notices of marriages and births, nor can we publish photographs of members "kiting," i.e., making kite shapes with hands or arms. Please review the photo guidelines (PDF)  for submitting photos to be considered for The Magazine.

Reunion notices must be received as follows:

Reunions for May - July Deadline January 31
Reunions for August - October Deadline April 11
Reunions for November - January Deadline July 11
Reunions for February - April Deadline October 23


Display advertisements are available in The Magazine. For more information on sizes, rates, and deadlines, please contact the art director at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, 8740 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.

In Memoriam
Please send notices of deaths to the membership coordinator at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, 8740 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.