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“On a little wooden bridge spanning a small stream that flows through the northeastern corner of the campus, two college girls one day held a schoolgirls’ conversation out of which grew the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.” That’s how Thomas H. McMichael, president of Monmouth College from 1903–36, described Kappa’s earliest days.

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Achieves Historic Milestone

10/14/2020 Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2020) — On Oct. 13, 2020, Kappa Kappa Gamma marked its 150th Founders Day, concluding a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial.

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Bold Beginnings

1/6/2020 - Monmouth - Alpha Deuteron -

“On a little wooden bridge spanning a small stream that flows through the northeastern corner of the campus, two college girls one day held a schoolgirls’ conversation out of which grew the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.” That’s how Thomas H. McMichael, president of Monmouth College from 1903–36, described Kappa’s earliest days. It was the late 1860s and that now-famous conversation between Mary Louise “Lou” Bennett and Hannah Jennette “Jennie” Boyd was more than a passing fancy. It was the start of something big.

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key matters

Kappa Archivist and Museum Director Kylie Towers Smith, Simpson and Stewart House Director Mary Osborne, Monmouth skim all the news in Kappa Kappa Gamma's magazine The Golden Key (now called The Key) from 1882-2021.

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historically speaking

Kappa Archivist and Museum Director Kylie Towers Smith, Simpson and Stewart House Director Mary Osborne, Monmouth, and former Fraternity President Kay Larson, Washington, share more about women's history and Kappa history in this historical podcast.

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The Stewart House

Learn more about the birthplace of Kappa Kappa Gamma

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