Our Heritage

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Founded by Bettie Locke, Alice Allen, Bettie Tipton, and Hannah Fitch, Kappa Alpha Theta has provided support for women while in college and as alumnae throughout the United States and Canada since 1870.

College Chapters

Explore the history of our chapters, including establishments, awards, and members who have been notable in their professions and communities or served Theta as international officers.

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Our Founders

Learn about our four founders, Bettie, Alice, Bettie, and Hannah, not only as the creators of our Fraternity but also as women of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Step through each of their lives via personal timelines.

Learn about our founders

Our Badge

Our badge is a beloved symbol of Theta; discover its fascinating history and learn about proper badge disposition.

Discover Theta's badge

Our Symbols

Over the years, Kappa Alpha Theta has been visually identified by the Coat of Arms, the pansy, and the colors of black and gold.

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Reach Out to Theta

We welcome questions from both members and non-members about Kappa Alpha Theta, the history of women's Greek-letter organizations, and Theta’s influence on college campuses and in the lives of college-educated women after graduation.