Kappa Kappa Gamma Will Suspend Its Chapter at the University of California, Irvine in June 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 8, 2013)- It is with great sadness that Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity announces it will suspend operations of Zeta Eta Chapter at the University of California,Irvine, in June 2013.
For the past several years, members of Zeta Eta Chapter have found it challenging to maintain competitive recruitment numbers with the other women's Greek organizations on campus, and have struggled to deliver the membership experience that Kappa expects for its members.
Kappa Kappa Gamma's network of alumna member volunteers and Fraternity Headquarters staff have worked closely with Zeta Eta Chapter to provide the highest level of support, in hopes of sustaining the chapter. Unfortunately, the chapter has been unable to increase its membership in order to flourish in the campus community. The chapter facility will remain open throughout the spring, and at the end of the school year each undergraduate member will be granted alumna status.
The Zeta Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded 31 years ago on the UC Irvine campus, and has many dedicated alumna members.
"Kappa does not take the closing of any chapter lightly," said Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity President Julie Leshay. "The members of Zeta Eta Chapter embody our values and ideals, so it is a decision that our Fraternity Council arrived at with a heavy heart."
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity will monitor opportunities annually for a possible return to the UC Irvine campus when the atmosphere is deemed more favorable for growth.