This fall, Belmont welcomes a new group of women. Kappa Alpha Theta is opening a new chapter, making it the fourth women’s Greek organization on campus.
Founded in 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek letter women’s fraternity. Their mission statement supports their philosophy of sisterhood and 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.”
Theta has a history of community service and philanthropic involvement. Currently, they support Court Appointed Special Advocates by “volunteering their time in local CASA offices, making toys or items for CASA children, hosting events for CASA children, or assisting with CASA fundraisers.”
“The Greek community couldn’t be more excited about Kappa Alpha Theta becoming a part of Belmont’s campus,” panhellenic president Amanda Short said. “Their strong values, standards and commitment to excellence make Theta a perfect fit for the Belmont community. Our chapters are eager to help them grow as an organization and see the lasting impact they will make on this campus.”
Joni Jameson and Katie Wilkerson are in charge of creating this new chapter of Theta at Belmont. They have been at Belmont for a month and are “amazed by the love and support [they] have already received from the students and faculty”. They commend Belmont for having a “great sense of community that is unmatched among any college campus”.
Jameson and Wilkerson hope the new members of Theta join with the knowledge that they have the power to make this organization into something that will affect their life during college and beyond.
“From the day that our new members receive their bids, we hope they feel empowered to create positive change on Belmont’s campus and to move forward with the progress of the Greek movement, while bettering themselves at the same time,” they said.
Theta will be holding information sessions on Monday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. in McWhorter 109, Tuesday, Sept 20 at 6:00 p.m. in McWhorter 108, Wednesday, Sept 21 at 10:00 a.m. in McWhorter 108 and at 7:00 p.m. in McWhorter 108.