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Board Service

One of the greatest ways a member can give back to the organization is through board service. There are three opportunities to serve on a Theta board. Grand Council is the governing body of the Fraternity, Fraternity Housing Corporation board of directors oversee Kappa Alpha Theta’s college chapter housing strategy, and Foundation Trustees support Theta Foundation’s mission and needs. While each board has a unique election process and term limits, all are organized by two-year terms beginning in even years.

Nomination Form

Nominate either yourself or another Theta to serve on one of Kappa Alpha Theta’s three boards for the 2020-2022 biennium.

Nominate a Theta

Interest Indicator

A completed interest indicator is required in order to be considered for any of the three board service opportunities.

Complete the Interest Indicator

Important Nominating Committee Dates

By March 31: Grand Convention delegates informed of Fraternity nominating committee responsibilities and process to elect the nominating committee

April 5: Nomination form closes

April 6-26: Virtual district meetings held to elect Fraternity nominating committee members from among delegates

District I – April 7, 8:00pm Eastern

District II – April 16, 8:00pm Eastern

District III – April 14, 8:00pm Eastern

District IV – April 14, 9:00pm Eastern

District V – April 7, 8:00pm Eastern

District VI – April 21, 9:00pm Eastern

District VII - April 21, 7:00pm Pacific

District VIII – April 14, 7:00pm Pacific

District IX – April 16, 8:00pm Central 

April 26: Interest indicator closes

By April 30: Chapter delegates elected to Fraternity nominating committee

May 30: Nominating committee meetings at Theta headquarters in Indianapolis

June 15: Trustees and FHC directors elected (Trustees take office July 1)

By July 1: Trustee and FHC director election results announced; Council slate announced

July 9: Council elected by Grand Convention

A Note on Board Service

Every two years, the legislative body of the Fraternity convenes at Grand Convention to conduct important business, including the election of the members of Grand Council as defined in the Constitution, Article V, Section 1. B. 1. Prior to Grand Convention, the elected nominating committee composed of both college and alumnae chapter delegates meets in person to review candidates’ applications for board service for both Council and the Fraternity Housing Corporation.

Serving on Grand Council—our governing board—is a rewarding volunteer experience that gives Thetas the opportunity for a high level of involvement. Council members are women who lead and make a difference in the lives of Thetas and others everywhere while being responsible for all aspects of Fraternity operations.

Fraternity Housing Corporation board members focus on all the housing needs of college chapters.

Foundation Trustees are charged with helping secure and manage resources for Fraternity programs and supporting members to reach their full potential.

If you’re interested in serving on any governing board, please check this page often for information and updates. This is where you will find governing board job descriptions, a board slating timeline, a map showing nominating committee districts, an interest indicator, and an application that can be filled out for any one of the three governing boards—Council, Fraternity Housing Corporation and Foundation.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a governing board member. You will not only have created your own legacy but enhanced the legacy of Kappa Alpha Theta for women of today and tomorrow.

Carryl Wischmeyer Krohne, Nu/Hanover
Fraternity and FHC Nominating Committee Chairman

Lisa Davis Olney, Delta Epsilon/Arizona State
Foundation Nominating Committee Chairman


Have questions about the nominations process or serving on the Council, Fraternity Housing Corporation and Foundation boards? All correspondence is welcomed and confidential. 

Supporting Documents

2018 Grand Convention Nominating Resolutions

Log in to Theta Portal to view the resolutions (Documents > Miscellaneous Forms).

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2020 Nominating Committee District Map

Log in to Theta Portal to view the resolutions (Documents > Miscellaneous Forms).

Download the District Map

Board Responsibilities/Job Descriptions

Grand Council

Grand Council is the governing body of the Fraternity in the interim between Grand Conventions and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the policies of the Fraternity.

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Theta Foundation

The board of trustees advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation to support the Foundation’s mission and needs.

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Fraternity Housing Corporation

The Fraternity Housing Corporation board is comprised of at least three and no more than five directors who set policy and approve plans for Kappa Alpha Theta housing.

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Our Leadership

See the list of current board members and the workforce of volunteers and staff who support them.