Welcome to Kappa Kappa Gamma's Epsilon Chi Chapter at Dartmouth College! Kappa is one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities in North America. Founded in 1870, it now boasts 136 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 active alumnae associations. More than 230,000 Kappas have been initiated since the fraternity's founding. Kappas supports and promotes various aspects of the college experience, including scholarship, philanthropy, inter-personal relationships and self-growth. Dartmouth Kappa exemplifies commitment to these ideals both within the chapter and as members of the Dartmouth community. Our members excel in the classroom, on the playing fields, in their extracurricular pursuits, and in professional world after they leave Hanover.
Kappa Kappa Gamma at Dartmouth College was founded in 1978 as the second sorority on campus, and is located at 24 E. Wheelock Street in Hanover.
Kappa at Dartmouth has a long tradition of being a diverse and sucessful sisterhood. Our members are athletes on various college teams, leaders of campus organizations, talented artists and superb students. We are the long-time recipients of the annual Order of Omega award for Philanthropy and were recently awarded the "Gracious Living" award at the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alpha/Rho Province Meeting.
One of Kappa's top priorities is supporting its members during their time on campus and giving them the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with their sisters. We hold chapter meetings every Wednesday night as a time to go over official business but importantly, to bond and have fun as a chapter. We sponsor sisterhood activities throughout the term such as pumpkin picking, trips to paint pottery at Tip Top, and sisterhood meals including weekend brunches at the house. We give "Smart Cookies" every week at meetings to recognize our sisters' accomplishments and our VP-Academic Excellence organizes study breaks during exam periods.
Beyond the "official" Kappa events, sisters are always reaching out to house to organize trips to sports games, theater productions, campus events and other activities on campus and beyond.
As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good. Epsilon Chi has long made philanthropy a key priority of our chapter. Individual members participate in a wide variety of campus volunteer programs, including, but not limited to: LEAD, WISE @ Dartmouth, Money Smart, DREAM, North Country Weekend, OLE, as well as Alternative Spring Breaks and the Cross Cultural Education and Service Program (CCESP). As a sisterhood, we host fundraising events to support breast cancer research/Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and volunteer regularly at David's house. During Sophomore Summer, we participate in the annual Prouty to raise money for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner, has been supported through the donation of books and materials from our chapter. Most recently, we organized a bookmark-making session at the Alpha/Rho Province meeting. Our chapters also have supported the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation with financial gifts to help fund scholarships, confidential aid, education and training, and support of our two museums.
Recruitment is an exciting time of year for Kappa chapters across the country. At Epsilon Chi, Recruitment is a time for our members to bond, help organize and support the week's events, and embrace their sisterhood spirit. It is a time for us to meet new sisters and friends and for PNMs to find a welcoming sisterhood in Kappa.
Recruitment at Dartmouth takes place during the early weeks of Fall and Winter terms. Only those women who have completed three quarters on campus are eligible to enter the process. Recruitment typically spans 5-6 days with a series of "parties" at all of the sororities. PNMs will initially visit all eight of Darmouth's Panhellenic sororities and then narrow their selection with subsequent parties over three "rounds." It sounds complicated, but it is truly be a fun and exciting week! Please visit the Panhell site for more information.
Dartmouth requires PNMs to have a minimum GPA of 2.8, and Kappa Kappa Gamma requires a potential member to have attained at least a "B" average from high school or a "C+" for the previously completed term as a full-time university student.
President: Camilla Rothenberg
Vice President of Standards: Gwendolyn Tetirick
Vice President of Organization: Olivia Kent
Vice President of Academic Excellence: Elise Smith
Treasurer: Bridgette Taylor
Rush Chairs: Kelley Kugler and Sarah Wildes
Philanthropy Chair: Maceda Alemu
Public Relations Chair: Lauren Willoughby
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