Ritual and History

When Kappas Gather: Conventions Then and Now


The first Kappa Convention was held in 1876 and, at the time, there were only six active chapters. Fast forward to 2024, when nearly 1,000 Kappas from 140 chapters and 227 alumnae associations will gather in the desert oasis of Phoenix, Arizona, next month to celebrate Kappa’s 75th Biennial Convention.

Join Ritual and History Director Denise Rugani, UC Davis, and Archivist/Museums Director Kylie Smith, Simpson, on Tuesday, May 21, at 8 p.m. ET to explore how Kappa’s Conventions have changed throughout the years and discover what time-honored traditions have continued at these incredible events.