Holding the position of President allows me to work with all of our other 17 positions within Kappa, and even all of the members in our organization. I am able to help brainstorm things like making our chapter more inclusive, elevating leadership opportunities, and creating fun events for our community and chapter. Not only do I get the chance to collaborate with our chapter council, but holding this position also gives me a chance to communicate with our local community in Des Moines including our campus, other fraternity and sorority chapters on our campus, and Kappa Headquarters. I am able to grow our chapters connections and make my own along the way! (Majors: Law, Politics, and Society, and English)
Vice President- Standards
As Vice President of Standards, I help ensure that all of our Standing Rules and Bylaws are followed. I work closely with my committee, consisting of members voted on by their pledge class, to converse with members. Standards also serves as a confidential resource for Kappas to come to with any concerns, questions, or situations they might be going through - in and outside of our chapter. My favorite part of being VPS is planning Sisterhoods. During these, members of Gamma Theta are able to connect with one another while doing some exciting activities. My most memorable Sisterhood would have to be when Christi Lukasiak from Dance Moms virtually talked with our chapter! (Majors: Public Relations, Strategic Political Communication; Concentration: Women and Gender Studies
Vice President- Academic Excellence
As VP of Academic Excellence I help everyone achieve academic success through providing resources and support. The chapter has owl pals, which are upperclass man and underclass man paired together for mentorship. I am excited to see Kappas members grow! ( Major: Pharmacy, minor: Spanish)
As Chapter Marshal, I preserve the deep history and rituals of the fraternity. It is my job to uphold the values and traditions of our founders as well as facilitate any voting matters. Marshal serves as the chapter historian and keeps other Kappa Kappa Gamma chapters up to date with Gamma Theta happenings. I love to educate our chapter on the rituals and ceremonies created by our founders that keep all Kappa chapters connected. These practices serve as a reminder for how sacred and important traditions are while maintaining excitement and curiosity throughout the chapter. I love being able to understand what makes Kappa, Kappa through our unique history. (Majors: Law, Politics, and Society, and Spanish)
As treasurer I work to ensure that our chapter and its members are up to date with any payments that are required of us. I help officers create their budgets, members keep track of their payments, and try to keep our finances as transparent as possible to our members. I also work with members on payment plans and scholarships so that finances can be less of a barrier for members. I love being able to be a resource to our members and I love getting to work with all officers and getting a little taste of what each position does for our chapter. (Majors: Finance and Accounting, minor: Economics)
Risk Management Chairman
As Risk Chairman ensure that the chapter follows protocols involving health and safety. I also work with the other positions to make sure the events the chapter holds run smoothly. I am eager to have the opportunity to get together with everyone this semester and take part to ensure that it is done safely matter. ( Major: clinical and applied health sciences, minor: music.)
Public Relations Chairman
As PR chairman, I run all of our chapter social media, stay connected with alumnae, and plan our Parent's Weekend events! Kappa has given me one of the best support systems I could ever ask for and I cannot wait to continue growing these connections! ( Majors: News Journalism and Magazine Media, Minor: Graphic Design.
As philanthropy chairman, I primarily plan various events and fundraisers to support our chapter’s National and Local philanthropy organizations. These are great ways to involve our members with our philanthropies, while also supporting alongside the FSL and Drake communities. I also work to ensure that members are giving back beyond Kappa Kappa Gamma. By providing helpful lists of opportunities and incorporating mini challenges along the way, I encourage our members to help out and engage in the community all around us. I love this position because I get to watch our members take little gestures to make the world around us a kinder place, while also seeing them become even better leaders and individuals. (Major: Secondary Education with endorsements in Biology and Chemistry; Minor: Music - piano)
New Member Chairman
New Membership’s role is to direct the acclimation of our new members to Kappa! I welcome them home on bid day, educate them on all things Gamma Theta, facilitate the big/little process, and help initiate them. My favorite part about this position is becoming friends with the new members and watching them leave positive impacts within our chapter and the world :) (Major: Health Sciences, Clinical and Applied; Concentrations: Women’s & Gender Studies and Global & Comparative Public Health)
As Membership Chair, I help facilitate our recruitment events! I lead the chapter through preparation for events, encourage PNMs to sign up for formal recruitment, and communicate with other Kappa chapters about how to make the Kappa experience the best it can be for our members. In our preparation for recruitment, we make it our goal to create a welcoming, empowering environment to help PNMs find their best home away from home in our Panhellenic community!
As the education chairman I put on program for the chapter and run senior programming. I am excited to put on founders day this year as we celebrate 100 years of Kappa Kappa Gamma. This chapter has given me the opportunity to meet like minded women who share Kappas values, and has provided me with leadership experience that will follow me in years after. ( Major: Public Relations).