OUR FRATERNITY HISTORY
Founded in 1870 at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University), Kappa Alpha Theta maintains a long tradition of excellence. Our founders organized the sorority around the values of love, leadership, excellence, and charity.
The Beta Psi chapter was installed at McGill University in 1932 and has grown in so many ways over the years. Despite our growth, we have stayed true to our values, and to this day, continue to embody scholarship, sisterhood, social strength, and service. Kappa Alpha Theta provides an intimate community and support group within McGill. Beyond University, Theta’s network connects many influential and inspirational women across North America who have made an enduring commitment to Kappa Alpha Theta. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture its members throughout their college and alumnae experience and to offer them an opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth.
Our chapter is filled with a diverse group of members who embody the values of Kappa Alpha Theta and contribute a great deal of time and energy to the University community. The sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta strive for excellence in all areas of campus life. Membership in Theta provides an opportunity for making your years at McGill meaningful and memorable. No matter your style, you’ll find that the girls of Theta will welcome you with open arms.
We cannot wait to share a glimpse of what makes Theta so special to each of us and to extend the bonds of friendship, family, and love. With the hope that our chapter’s values may inspire you, the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta look forward to hopefully getting to know each of our potential new members during Recruitment in the Fall.
OFFICIAL COAT OF ARMS
OFFICIAL COLOURS : BLACK & GOLD
FLOWER : BLACK & GOLD PANSY
SYMBOLS : KITE & TWIN STARS
WHY THINK THETA?
Thetas strive to exemplify our core values of scholarship, leadership, service, personal excellence and friendship/sisterhood. Theta women lead the way in the classroom, in campus organizations, and in our local community.
The intellectual ambition of the Fraternity shall be the attainment of highest scholarship. The social aim of the Fraternity shall be to exercise the widest influence for good. The moral aim of the Fraternity shall be the standard of love.
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.
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter college fraternity for women and currently has over 130 chapters across the United States and Canada. The Beta Psi chapter was installed at McGill University in 1932.