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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

We share an inspiring re-telling of our founding to celebrate 149 years of Kappa Alpha Theta. Reflect on Theta's impact and mission as we lead into a year of celebration for #Theta150.

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.