The Alumna Initiation Process
We are so excited that you are interested in membership within our organization. If you are genuine, uplifting and determined to make positive change in your community, we want to meet you!
Meet the qualifications:
To be considered for Alumna Initiation, you must be an alumna of a four-year collegiate institution and not be an initiated member of another National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organization.
You will need to provide:
- The names of two references. These must be members of Kappa Kappa Gamma in good standing. At least one must be an alumna member (i.e., someone who is not currently a collegian).
- The name of your sponsor. This Kappa will be your guide throughout the process. This member can be one of your references or another Kappa.
- Your resume.
Participate in an interview:
You will meet (in person or virtually) with Fraternity volunteers to provide more information once your application is received. These volunteers will provide a recommendation to Fraternity Council — our organization's governing body — and Kappa Kappa Gamma Headquarters will notify you of the decision.
Learn more about Kappa membership:
If accepted, the educational period begins leading up to Initiation! You will be provided with human and written resources during this experience to familiarize yourself with Fraternity life and our organizational values. Your sponsor will act as a guide, mentoring you through the educational procedure and preparing your for Initiation.
Fraternity volunteers will also be there to facilitate the process and provide additional support for you and your sponsor.
Become an initiated member of Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Before Initiation, you must fulfill your financial obligations, which includes a one-time initiation fee of $175 and the annual per capita fee of $25.
Upon completion of the educational period and fulfillment of financial obligations, you have the option to be initiated at a collegiate chapter of your choosing or at Convention, which occurs during even years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to join through Alumna Initiation?
Examples of members who join as alumna initiates include relatives and friends of Kappas who did not previously have the opportunity to join Kappa. University staff and active people within our communities are also great candidates for Alumna Initiation. Anyone who believes in our ideals of friendship, mutual support and lifelong learning are also encourage to apply!
I pledged a different Greek-letter organization when I was in college. Can I still apply?
As long as you did not initiate into another Greek-letter organization under the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) umbrella, you are eligible to apply for Kappa's Alumna Initiation.
I attended a four-year university, but I left before I graduated. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes! Kappa does not require graduation as a prerequisite for membership. Alumna initiates are required to have attended a four-year institution, just as is practice for our collegiate members. Candidates for initiation must be at least five years out of college.
I attended a two-year institution that didn't have Greek-letter organizations. Am I still eligible to apply for Alumna Initiation?
No. Currently, the National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements specifies members must be (or have been) matriculated at a four-year institution. In order to remain in compliance with the Unanimous Agreements, Kappa cannot consider women who are not alumnae of four-year colleges or universities.
I know you have a GPA requirement for collegians, is a college transcript required for the application?
No. Although we do like to recruit academically successful collegians, we select our alumna initiates based on qualities not listed on a transcript. No need to submit anything related to GPA!
Where will I be initiated?
If accepted, you may choose to be initiated at a chapter of your choosing. Initiates who do not live close to a chapter or who have no direct connection with a chapter can choose to be initiated at the next Convention. This location changes every two years.
There is a Kappa chapter at my alma mater, but I never joined while I was enrolled. Can I affiliate with that particular chapter?
Yes. If you have a connection with a particular chapter and are willing to provide your own transportation, you may choose the location of your Initiation should an invitation to membership be extended.
An educational period was mentioned. What does that education entail?
The education process provides instructions on Kappa's history, values and procedures, just like the instruction our collegiate new members receive. It's modeled following Dream: A Guide for New Members, the keepsake book that is currently given to collegiate new members.