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Founders Day

On January 27, 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta was founded as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Every year, we commemorate that date as Founders Day, celebrating the vision and perseverance of Bettie Locke Hamilton, Alice Allen Brant, Bettie Tipton Lindsay, and Hannah Fitch Shaw.

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"'We realized somehow that we weren't going to college for ourselves, but for all the women who would follow after." - Bettie Locke Hamilton

The story of Theta's founding has been an inspiration to Thetas everywhere—how four remarkable young women went against the grain to do something that had never been done before. And on January 27, we will rewind the clock to take you back to that fateful moment. "The Kite" will premiere on Founders Day!

Founders Day Resources

Download materials to help you plan a successful Founders Day event, such as a planning toolkit and college chapter roll. Also find the Fraternity president's annual Founders Day and Friendship Fund message.