|Many of your questions about Recruitment are answered here. If after reading the following information you still have questions, please contact the Recruitment Chairman via our Contacts page!
Additional information may be found on the Members Only section of our website under the Recruitment tab (login is required).
Membership Reference Forms are also available at our national website at www.kappakappagamma.org.
|What is Recruitment?
|Formal Recruitment, formerly called “rush”, is held in either the fall
(fall recruitment) or spring (spring recruitment), depending on the
university. Recruitment is a mutual selection process and typically
includes a series of structured events that Potential New Members (PNM)
attend in order to meet and get to know active members. It is a mutual
During the entire formal recruitment process the PNM’s are guided by
Recruitment Guides, undergraduate sorority members who are temporarily
disaffiliated from their chapters during the recruitment period, meaning
they have no input in the recruitment process of their sorority.
Each spring, the Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic Association holds a
Recruitment Information Forum to educate young women about the
fraternity system and the recruitment process. For information about
this meeting, please go to their website.
|Who may participate?
Any undergraduate female student enrolled full time at that university may participate in recruitment.
|Do I need a recommendation of some kind?
Any initiated member of Kappa Kappa Gamma may write a reference. It is a
Kappa Kappa Gamma National requirement that anyone accepting a formal
invitation to join have a reference written by any initiated alumna or
active. If you do not know a Kappa, the Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic
Association may help you locate women in your area that may be able to
submit a reference on your/your daughter’s behalf.
Each young woman who wishes to participate in Recruitment must register with Panhellenic at her college or university.
|Why join a sorority?
Sororities are rooted in principles that foster academic achievement,
student involvement, community service and life-long friendships. They
are groups of unique women who come together to form a close-knit
community of individuals with similar ideas, interest, and a mutual
pursuit of a well-rounded education.
Advantages of joining a sorority include:
- A support network to help make the adjustment to college easier.
- Academic resources and mentorship to help students achieve their academic goals.
- Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experience.
- Opportunities for active community service and philanthropy.
- Internship and job networking.
Sororities are a great scholastic resource for students, offering the
mentorship of older girls as well as the opportunity for study groups
and tutoring programs. Most chapters require a high grade point average
for initial membership.
Kappa Kappa Gamma has taken great strides toward creating a responsible
and safe environment for its members. All chapters have strict policies
regulating the consumption of alcohol for underage members.
|Is there a cost associated with joining a sorority?
Like any opportunity for involvement in college, there is a financial
commitment associated with a joining any sorority. The costs go towards
National Fees, chapter operating expenses, and social functions.
|Who oversees these organizations?
Individual chapters elect officers to manage the day-to-day operations
of the organization. These officers are assisted by alumni who act as
advisors. Each chapter is also responsible to the National organization
of Kappa Kappa Gamma which offers support, advice, and direction through
professional staff members and regional volunteers. Every campus will
have a Panhellenic Council, the umbrella organization that unites and
oversees the chapters’ collegiate level activities.
|More about Kappa!
||Ten Good Reasons to Join Kappa
FAQ's For Potential New Members