KAPPA ALPHA THETA (KAΘ)
Kappa Alpha Theta is the newest sorority on Mines’s campus. Our chapter was established at Mines in 2016, but we are proud to come from a national organization that was established in 1870 as the first Greek-letter Fraternity known among women. We have founded many traditions that we love and are still able to create new ones for the chapter to cherish forever. Our highest values are intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service, and personal excellence. Our national slogan is “Leading Women”, and our sorority demonstrates this to the highest. Since our chapter establishment in 2016, we have made a strong impact on campus and within the FSL community.Thewomen of Kappa Alpha Theta are extremely involved on campus as resident advisors, peer mentors, and TAs as well as members of club sports teams, campus clubs, the Panhellenic Council, the Order of Omega Greek honor society, and many professional engineering societies. We hold several sisterhood events, socials with other campus chapters, formal events, and we attend different events within the FSL community. Overall, our chapter is full of loving, genuine, and hard-working women who love our sisterhood and our sorority.
DEIA Position statement
The Theta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta is a warm, loving, understanding, and open-minded chapter. Kappa Alpha Theta welcomes as members, in accordance with the laws of the Fraternity, college women, without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. As some of the earliest women to attend college, Kappa Alpha Theta’s founders fought for inclusion in a frequently hostile educational and social environment. Our mission is to offer women lifelong opportunities for intellectual, and personal growth. Those who identify as women are eligible for membership in Kappa Alpha Theta. We at Theta Mu fully accept people who are non-binary and transgender. We accept people with open arms and are always willing and ready to become more educated on how to be more inclusive!
For more, you can visit: https://www.kappaalphatheta.org/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion
In the fall, our chapter supports the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) with a coffeehouse talent show and bake sale called Coffeehouse for CASA Children. Students from all across campus sign up to show off their skills while supporting a great cause. CASA helps children who have been abused or neglected get through the court system with a constant person to guide them and be there for them.
In the spring, we support the Theta Foundation. This is a national program that gives scholarships and grants to Theta members around the nation who apply. Some of these reasons include financial aid, study abroad, tuition, etc. We have supported this foundation in the past by selling corndogs in an event called getting Korny with KATs. In the future, we are thinking of doing a different spring philanthropy event as we continue to grow as a chapter and shape our own traditions.
Outstanding Leadership 2019
Outstanding New Member 2019 – Audrey Bradford
Most Spirited Greek Member 2018 – Erin Clark
Chapter of the Year 2016