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Collegians Lead the Way
Mental health is on our minds.
Kappas around the world are finding powerful ways to live fully in the service of others and becoming advocates for mental health and well-being. It’s inspiring to see members like you embrace these efforts with an open mind and heart.
- Beta Tau Kappas, Syracuse, hosted their annual Kappa Karwash to support our philanthropic partners and raised over $3,000.
- Pittsburgh Kappas attended the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) walk in Pittsburgh to raise awareness for those struggling with eating disorders.
- Theta Alpha Chapter, SIUE, hosted a meditation course with one of SIUE’s professors as a way to support the chapter in its Mental Health Week. Kappas got to practice breathing exercises and talk about the importance of loving and taking care of their bodies.
- Members of Epsilon Mu Chapter, Clemson, are supporting Mental Health and Well-Being. In just 86 hours, they raised over $30,000 for the Jed Foundation, one of Kappa's philanthropic partners, through its First Friday Parade, a nearly 50-year-old tradition that takes place before the first Tigers home football game.
- Delta Phi Chapter, Bucknell, hosted a Kappa Classic Golf Tournament in support of National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- Omega Chapter, Kansas, partnered with the Bert Nash Center to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and raise funds to support the cause.
- Delta Sigma Chapter, Oklahoma State hosted a self-care night amidst the craziness of finals week last semester. The chapter shared that by supporting Active Minds and learning about mental health, they are becoming better friends, better listeners and better humans.
"This time last year, I walked through the doors of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the women told me about the new philanthropy they had just been given the opportunity to serve. They didn’t know what it would look like, but they had a vision and I saw it with them. Mental health is a topic so close to my heart and I’m honored to be part of a sisterhood that acknowledges and advocates for it. I often find myself looking down at my shirt and still getting giddy that I get to wear the golden key. Kappa, you’re one of a kind. I’m proud to be yours.”