Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek letter fraternity for women, was founded in 1870 at DePauw University. Our four founders, Bettie Locke Hamilton, Alice Allen Brant, Bettie Tipton Lindsey, and Hannah Fitch Shaw, were quite the forward-thinking women when creating the first all-women fraternity modeled after male fraternities. Kappa Alpha Theta was founded at Brown University in 1897 as the Alpha Epsilon chapter. We have many sisterhood events and study breaks throughout the year, which increase our campus presence as well as bring us closer together as sisters! Our various activities each semester include Ratty dinners, study breaks, social events, attending sporting events, gym classes, community service activities, going out for ice cream, and movie nights. Study breaks include pumpkin carving, apple picking, picnics, ice-skating, BBQs, ballroom and swing dancing lessons, making s’mores, and cookie decorating!
In joining Theta, you are choosing to be a part of a sisterhood that values friendship, scholarship, and leadership. On campus at Brown, Thetas stand out in academics, sports, clubs, volunteer organizations, and other extra-curricular activities such as SPEC, varsity and club athletics, and Meiklejohn advising. Each fall we host two campus-wide philanthropy events. This year the two events were a Charity Denim sale and a "Hoops for CASA" basketball tournament; in the past our events have included “ROCK the CASA” and a KATWalk fashion show.
In striving to succeed intellectually, our chapter has consistently achieved the highest all-sorority GPA average on campus. One of our sisters was even named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2008! Our chapter has been recognized nationally for our achievements by being awarded a “Bronze Kite” as well as a Risk Management award. Alumnae from our chapter have gone on to programs such as Teach for America, Harvard Law School, Americorps, Brown Medical School, the 2+2 Harvard Business School program, and other successful job opportunities.