boldly challenging ourselves to pursue our potential

The voyage of discovery that began in 1870 continues as we live generously and inspire positive change in our communities. Because, after all, Kappa Kappa Gamma is ours to shape for the future.

150 years

Founders Day 2020

It’s a journey we’re still on today. Only 150 years of Kappa history has been written. The story of Kappa is still young. As we reflect on where we began, what we have done with all that was given to us - most important is how we, together, intend to build a bridge to Kappa’s next 150 years of empowering women.

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Follow our timeline to see how Kappa has changed over the decades.

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Our Story

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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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Honoring our History and Envisioning our Future

10/13/2019

Since its founding in 1870, Kappa Kappa Gamma has inspired women to dream boldly and live fully. From October 13, 2019, until October 13, 2020, Kappa Kappa Gamma will mark 150 years with a global celebration for all Kappas. Join us as we honor and explore our history, celebrate who we are today, and envision and embrace our future.

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Your Impact

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Joining Kappa is unlike joining any other group or club. Our members dream boldly and live fully as they carve their own paths in the world around them. In Kappa, you’ll find a lifelong network of loyal women who can’t wait to meet you!

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The Stewart House

Learn more about the birthplace of Kappa Kappa Gamma

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