Values: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Personal Excellence, and Friendship/Sisterhood

Symbol: Kite and Twin Stars

Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

 Colors: Black and Gold


Nearly 150 years ago, Kappa Alpha Theta was founded as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Our founders recognized dedication, intelligence, and commitment in one another, and they also understood the potential of the college women who would follow in their footsteps.They were leading the way for women in higher education.

In the decades since then, Theta has continued to be recognized as a leading women’s group. Our ideas and programs have often been on the cutting edge—as individual and as chapters, we are known for leading in our communities and on our campuses. We understand that leadership is not an office held or a title conferred. We know that every Theta has the capacity to create positive change in herself, in her chapter, in her Fraternity ... in fact, in the world.

Being a Theta leads women into a life of friends, experiences, and goals that she might not have had otherwise. Being a Theta leads a woman to personal excellence, offering her ways to become her best self.

We are Kappa Alpha Theta. We are leading women.


Sisters Supporting Sisters

Sisters Supporting Sisters is the Kappa Alpha Theta’s mental health and wellness initiative. Theta has worked with mental health experts to implement educational programming to address women’s mental health and wellness issues such as self-image, addictive behaviors, and healthy relationships.

Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute provides leadership education and development to undergraduate members, with an emphasis on emerging leaders. The goal of this institute is to develop leaders who will empower others to become agents of change in their chapters, on their campuses and in their communities.

CEO Leadership Academy

The CEO Leadership Academy is a leadership workshop for Theta’s chief executive officers. The curriculum is designed to help Theta CEOs apply leadership practices and learned skills that can not only be applied to their Theta position, but also to other areas of their lives.

Service Trip

Theta hosts an annual service trip for our members. Thetas from all college chapters have the opportunity to participate in this immersive experience and provide direct service to a community by building a house through Habitat for Humanity, visiting a local CASA program, and other activities to spread the widest influence for good.

Grand Convention

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Grand Convention is held every other year at the end of June. At Convention, collegians play a vital role in the policy-making of the Fraternity as they are the majority vote in determining governing laws.