Kappa Kappa Gamma to open three new collegiate chapters in 2018
Oct. 25, 2017 — Kappa Kappa Gamma announced today that it has accepted invitations from Binghamton University, Illinois State University (ISU), and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) to join their respective Greek-letter communities.
“We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with these three universities,” says Beth Black, Fraternity President. “With strong academics, positively spirited campus communities, and a focus on educational programming, each institution complements Kappa Kappa Gamma’s growth initiatives.”
The new Kappa chapter at Binghamton will be the first of the three to be established. Recruitment is slated to take place in February 2018. Located in Vestal, New York, the university enrolls 13,600 undergraduates. Kappa will be the sixth National Panhellenic Conference organization on the campus.
“The students at Binghamton are impressive,” says Black. “Over the past few years, they’ve worked diligently with the university to enhance their Greek-letter community. We look forward to being a part of this continual transformation by sharing educational programming and expect to make a positive impact.”
In fall 2018, Kappa will install chapters at Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the eighth and ninth Kappa chapters in Illinois.
Illinois State University — Illinois’ first public university — is located in Normal, Illinois, and currently enrolls over 21,000 students. The new Kappa chapter will be ISU’s 12th National Panhellenic Conference organization.
Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, about 25 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, SIUE is part of the Southern Illinois University system and has more than 14,000 students. Kappa will join four other National Panhellenic Conference groups at SIUE.
“ISU has a great reputation for serving the Bloomington-Normal community,” continues Black. “With our national philanthropic partnership through Reading Is Fundamental and ISU’s community-based educational initiatives, connecting with local organizations to benefit the area was a natural fit. At SIUE, we found a campus that continues to grow and attract top talent in the region with a great university spirit. As such, we look forward to collaborating with SIUE on community relations through philanthropic and issue-based partnerships.”
This is the latest extension news from Kappa. The Fraternity announced in September it would also be establishing the first Greek-letter organization at Pfeiffer University. Planning for the unique needs of each institution is already underway in collaboration with each respective Panhellenic community.