Rho Gamma: a recruitment guide who helps prospective new members through the Formal Recruitment process. These individuals are initiated members of recognized chapters who have disaffiliated from their particular organization for the period of recruitment. The membership of these individuals shall remain unrevealed until after the recruitment process is completed.
Potential New Member (PNM): someone participating in recruitment.
Legacy: a person whose parent or sibling is an alumna or active member of a national sorority. A legacy should be open-minded while going through recruitment, giving herself an opportunity to meet the members of all the groups before making a decision. A sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to a legacy; a legacy is accepted on her own merits.
Philanthropy: a service project or charity undertaken by sorority or fraternity chapters on the campus, community or international level.
Bid: a formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity.
New Member: a person who has accepted a bid to join a sorority, but has not been formally initiated.
Initiation: the formal ceremony at which the ritual is revealed to the new members and they become a full member of their fraternity/sorority.
What is Formal Membership Recruitment? Formal Membership Recruitment is the process through which potential new members consider sororities, and sororities choose new sisters. The Formal Recruitment period is comprised of multiple rounds (Values Night, Sisterhood Night, Preference Night, and Bid Day) where potential new members visit each of the chapters. Through a process of mutual selections, students narrow their choices until they finally select a sorority following the last round.
Do you accept letters of recommendation? Although not necessary, we welcome and accept letters of reference. Alumnae members of Kappa Kappa Gamma can find more information about membership reference forms here.
Who is a Kappa Kappa Gamma legacy? A Kappa legacy is defined as a sister, daughter, granddaughter, or great-granddaughter of an initiated member. While step-relatives, cousins, and nieces are not legacies, we recognize they may have special knowledge of and interest in Kappa Kappa Gamma and our chapter will put forth effort to get to know these women who have a connection to the Fraternity.
I'm concerned that I won't be able to afford being a member. Are there any financial aid or scholarship funds to help? Yes! As a chapter we offer payment plans to our members to help alleviate the stress of paying off dues. Kappa headquarters provides the Rose McGill Aid, which offers confidential assistance to deserving Kappas in need. To learn more about Rose McGill Aid, click here.
What is Kappa's policy on hazing? Kappa, Drake, and the Panhellenic Council have a strict zero-tolerance policy to hazing. Our chapter does not haze and we take this matter very seriously. We believe every new member should always feel apart of the chapter. They should never be hazed in order to feel included.