Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women, which seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles. - Mission Statement of Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma, at its core, is friendship, leadership and scholarship... an opportunity and experience for a lifetime.
Founded in 1870 by six young women at Monmouth College in Monmouth Illinois, Kappa Kappa Gamma has grown to 135 collegiate chapters, a total membership of over 225,000 women, and almost 300 alumnae associations worldwide. Kappa promotes scholarship and intellectual development, encouraging each member to attain her personal academic best and to seek opportunities for self-growth, and promotes involvement in philanthropic endeavors.
Kappa's Golden Key, Fleur-de-Lis, and Coat-of-Arms represent friendship rooted in a tradition of high standards.
Symbols of Our Fraternity
Golden Key Selected by the Founders as the badge of Kappa Kappa Gamma, worn as an emblem of membership.
Fleur-de-Lis Chosen as the Fraternity flower because of its general dignity, stateliness and grace, and because it combines the two blues of the Fraternity in one flower.
Owl The bird of wisdom as well as the bird of Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom.
Dark Blue, Light Blue Fraternity colors, described as those shades which in light and dark tones reproduce the “soft velvety blue approaching the cornflower in shade,” also a description of the sapphire, the Fraternity jewel.
Sapphire Recognized as a symbol of truth, sincerity and constancy.
Reading Is Fundamental as its national philanthropy.
Rose McGill Aid and Rose McGill Holiday Giving, funds established to benefit an undergraduate or alumnae, providing financial assistance to Kappas in need throughout the year, and during the holidays.
Donations to support these philanthropies may be made in the Kappa Store.
For additional details or to apply to become Rose McGill Confidential Aid recipient, go to kappakappagamma.org.
National Panhellenic Conference
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, an organization which encourages and promotes membership in NPC sororities on college campuses. Visit the NPC website
for more information on the organization and its mission.