New Member Program
The whirlwind of going through Recruitment, being extended a bid and then joining Kappa for life can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Kappa gives our new sisters a warm welcome by extending friendship and mutual support through our new member program.
The new member period is a time to learn about the Fraternity and educate women on the expectations and requirements of being a Kappa. Each new member is given a Big Sister to guide her through this new stage of her life. New members also attend a retreat to foster and develop the new friendships and connections within the chapter.
Our new member program is an 8 week long program that educates our new members on chapter history, ritual, chapter standards, chapter offices, and allows for them to form relationships with on another. They participate in sisterhoods, pledge class sleepovers, philanthropy events, and ritual events with one another.
Throughout this process our new members are granted to opportunity to get to know the older members and participate in a process to select their "big sister" or mentor. A week before our members dictate their "big sister" preference, they are paired with 3 different sisters throughout that week who are in charge of interacting with them on their determined day.
The new member program introduces our new members to our sisterhood, ritual, fun, and all of the opportunities our organization has to offer! We help our new members become acquainted with our college campus and provide them with a support system, while forming new friendships with one another!