Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Eta Omicron
University of North Florida

Kappa Alpha Theta
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Organization Facts

Fraternity History

Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, our history is a true inspiration to its members. Bettie Locke was among the first female students to attend Indiana Asbury College, now known as DePauw University. Bettie turned to her brother, a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, to find social support while away from home. Her brother’s fraternity asked Bettie to be their mascot, but was denied the rights to learning their secrets and being a true member of their organization. Upset at this notion, she declined her position as mascot and sought a group for women. When she found a group of no such thing, she started her own. Joined by Alice Allen, Hannah Fitch and Bettie Tipton, the four women developed the values and purpose of Kappa Alpha Theta that still stands strong today.

 

Fraternity Purpose

The aim is threefold—intellectually, the highest scholarship; socially, the widest influence for good; and the Moral Code is love.

 

Mission Statement

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists 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. 

 

Our Values

Scholarship, service, leadership, personal excellence, and friendship/sisterhood.

 

Our Open Motto

Faith, Hope and Love

 

Our Symbol

The kite-shaped badge

 

Our Flower

The black and gold pansy

 

Our Colors

Black and gold

 

Notable Thetas

Sasha Alexander, Laura Bush, Tory Burch, Lynne Cheney, Sheryl Crow, Melinda Gates, Amy Grant, Dylan Lauren, Kerri Strug, Kate Voegele

 

Philanthropies

The official philanthropies of Kappa Alpha Theta are CASA–Court Appointed Special Advocates – Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and the Friendship Fund. CASA is a national organization that provides volunteers for children going through the court system, whether from abuse, neglect, or foster care proceedings. A CASA volunteer, also known as a Guardian Ad Litem, serves as the eyes and ears for the judge, advocating for the child. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation provides annual grants to National CASA, scholarships and leadership grants for collegians and alumnae and funding for educational programs for the Fraternity. 

Chapter Facts

The Eta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta is the most recent chapter to join UNF. Established in April 2007, 87 women were initiated as the founding members of the chapter. Later that year, after Theta's first formal recruitment, 38 women joined the noble organization and helped to develop the chapter into what it is today. The chapter takes pride in focusing on one of the organization’s main values­­–scholarship. Kappa Alpha Theta supports their national philanthropy by hosting events on and off campus to raise money. The chapter is actively involved at UNF and in the Jacksonville community. Eta Omicron supports the community through the Angels For Allison Foundation, Relay for Life, MS Walk, Girls Inc., Daddy Daughter Dance and beach clean ups.

 

Campus Involvement

American Sign Language Club

Catholic Ospreys

College Democrats

College Republicans

Dance Marathon Overall Team

Fish and Wildlife Club

Jewish Student Union

Mathematics Club

Mock Trial

Model United Nations

Pre-Law Student Society

Public Relations Student Society of America

Relay for Life

Resident Assistants

Rotaract Club

Sailing Club

Sigma Alpha Lambda

Sigma Alpha Pi

Spanish Club

UNF Media

Swoop Squad

Student Government Association Senators

Order of Omega

Awards

National Awards

Bronze Kite Award, 2010

 

Campus Awards

2013

  • Community Engagement- Silver  
  • Pursuit of Knowledge- Silver  
  • Membership Development- Silver  
  • Mutual Respect and Civility and Ethical Conduct- Silver  
  • Top Ten Greek – Ali Griffith  

2012

  • Outstanding Life and Leadership  
  • Power of Transformation Award- Ali Griffith  
  • Highest Chapter GPA- Spring, Fall  

2011

  • Outstanding Life and Leadership  
  • Highest Chapter GPA- Spring  
  • Greek Woman of the Year- Cherie Michaud  

2010

  • President of the Year
  • Greek Woman of the Year

Recruitment Info

Panhellenic VP Recruitment: Valerie Meyerowich

Email: unfpanhel.vprecruitment@gmail.com

Contacts

CEO: Sarah Tolbert

Email: etaomicronceo@gmail.com

 

Recruitment Chair: Caitlin Ramsey

Hi! I am so excited that you are interested in going Greek! My name is Caitlin Ramsey and I am the Chief Recruitment Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta.  I am a Senior and studying Middle School Education.  Outside of classes and Theta, I enjoy outdoor activities like lounging by the pool or playing sand volleyball!

 

As a freshman in the Fall of 2010, I decided to go Greek and participate in formal recruitment.  Joining Theta has been one of the best decisions I have ever made because so many doors have opened to academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and true sisterhood. Being a part of a sorority has given me the time of my life!