Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. We value our history and take pride in our four founders, who were true visionaries. We also value what we offer today's women! Our vision statement—Kappa Alpha Theta is the organization that provides the finest and most rewarding membership experience—is based on our core purpose and values. Our purpose is to support members to learn, grow, and excel, and our core values are personal excellence, friendship/sisterhood, scholarship, service, and leadership.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.
The Lambda Chapter of ΚΑΘ was founded as the first women’s fraternity on the University of Vermont campus in 1881. Lambda left Vermont in 2005, but returned in 2010.
Lida Mason and Ellen Hamilton, members of Lambda chapter at UVM, were the first women ever offered membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Simpson, Hamilton, and Wright Halls were all named in honor of Lambda Thetas
Greek Letters/Nickname: ΚΑΘ/Theta
Colors: Black & Gold
Founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University (formerly Indiana Asbury)
Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter women's college fraternity.
There are more than 125 chapters at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada with a total initiated membership of nearly 210,000
Sheryl Crow [Alpha Mu/Missouri] – Grammy award-winning vocalist and songwriter
Marjorie Child Husted [Upsilon/Minnesota] – creator of Betty Crocker
Dylan Lauren [Beta Rho/Duke] – Founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest candy store in the world
Katie Snow [Iota/Cornell] – Co-anchor of Good Morning America – Weekend Edition
Marlo Thomas [Omicron/USC] – Actor
CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers research the child's background details to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future.
The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, created by Thetas for Thetas, is dedicated to raising money for scholarships, educational and leadership grants, and financial hardship grants for our Kappa Alpha Theta members.