Kappa Kappa Gamma
With 134 collegiate chapters and 300 alumnae associations, Kappa Kappa Gamma’s membership includes thousands of women, all of whom embrace Kappa’s values of goodness, truth, and beauty. Founded at Monmouth College in 1870, Kappa has expanded to be one of the largest women’s fraternities in the country and includes an impressive alumnae network of notable women including actress Ashley Judd and designer Kate Spade. At Vanderbilt, Kappa Kappa Gamma is the home away from home for members from over twenty states and four countries, all bonded together in friendship, leadership, and scholarship.
Kappa also demonstrates a strong commitment to philanthropy and awareness of the needs of others through our weekly trips to local elementary schools in the Nashville community, our work with The Afterschool Program (TAP), and our annual philanthropy event, Kappa Kappa Gala. One of Kappa’s main cornerstones is our belief in philanthropy, demonstrated by our Philanthropy 1-2-3 program; Philanthropy 1 supports our national Kappa Kappa Gamma foundation, Philanthropy 2 focuses on our Nashville community, and Philanthropy 3 supports Kappa’s national Philanthropy, Reading Is Fundamental. Kappas participate in numerous events throughout the year that support each pillar of our Philanthropy program and help to increase our presence throughout the Nashville community. On campus, our members are diverse in interest and ability and are represented across campus in an array of organizations including Vanderbilt Student Government, VUCept, Tour Guides, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Track and Field, Relay for Life, Manna Project International, and many more. The members’ commitment to sisterhood and campus involvement is lived out through several events during the year that include sisterhood events, working with our respective philanthropies, and Faculty Relations programming. Membership in Kappa Kappa Gamma lasts much longer than just one’s collegiate years and remains an integral part of each Kappa woman for a lifetime.