Reference Form & Legacy Introduction
Kappa Alpha Theta appreciates the efforts of its members who recommend outstanding young women for membership. The process of identifying qualified potential new members (PNMs) is a responsibility and a privilege that is shared by collegians and alumnae. Therefore, both are welcome and encouraged to write a reference form (also known as a recommendation letter) for qualified PNMs.
You may complete a form if you are an alumna member of the Fraternity in good standing or an active college member of a chapter different than the one that a potential new member is seeking to join.
After submitting the completed form, it will be sent to the college chapter's chief recruiting officer (CRO) of the school where the potential new member (PNM) is attending.
What Is a "Legacy"?
A Theta legacy is defined as a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or sister of a Kappa Alpha Theta member. Stepdaughters, step-granddaughters, step-great-granddaughters, and stepsisters are considered legacies if their family considers them as such and if the family asks that they be considered as such on the Reference Form and Legacy Introduction. These women deserve special consideration due to their existing connection to Kappa Alpha Theta and the values that define our organization.
There is no such thing as an indirect legacy (i.e., cousin, niece), and such persons are not given special consideration. However, because they may have special knowledge of and interest in Kappa Alpha Theta, they will be warmly welcomed and recruited.
To advise a chapter of a legacy, a Theta mother, sister, grandmother, or great-grandmother of a PNM can complete the Reference Form and Legacy Introduction. Please make sure to fill out Section II that specifically asks for legacy information.
While Kappa Alpha Theta provides special consideration to legacies participating in the recruitment process, legacies are not guaranteed an invitation to membership, and a legacy may be released from Kappa Alpha Theta.