Looking for background information on Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek-letter fraternity for women? On this page, you can learn more about who we are, recent media coverage, and how to get in touch with us. Our website offers numerous other resources.
- For more about our founders and their creation of a safe, supportive space for women, visit Theta Roots.
- For more about Theta today, visit Theta Facts.
- For more about our work to spread the widest influence for good, visit Philanthropy.
- For more about Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, visit About Theta Foundation.
- For more about the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC), visit About Housing.
Who We Are
Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta is the short form) welcomes as members, in accordance with the laws of the Fraternity, college women, without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. As some of the earliest women to attend college, Kappa Alpha Theta’s founders fought for inclusion in a frequently hostile educational and social environment. Our mission is to offer women lifelong opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. Those who identify as women are eligible for membership in Kappa Alpha Theta.
Kappa Alpha Theta currently comprises 147 college chapters and more than 200 alumnae groups across North America. Membership totals more than 254,000.
Kappa Alpha Theta nurtures each member, offering lifelong opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.
Leading every member to personal excellence through lifelong sisterhood.
First published in 1885, 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, our magazine updates, educates, and entertains readers about Theta and its college and alumnae chapters and serves as an enduring link between the international organization and its members.
Benefits of Sorority Membership
The Philadelphia Inquirer thoughtfully discusses the benefits of sorority membership and how women can contribute to initiatives designed to improve campus culture.Read More
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Margaret Dunkle, Chi/Syracuse, who served as the first chairman of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, is one of the trailblazers honored by the National Women’s History Project for exemplifying this year’s Women’s History Month theme of “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”Read More