Kappa Alpha Theta
Founded in 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek letter fraternity known among women. The Theta Theta chapter at NC State was established in 2013.
Founded: January 27, 1870 at DePauw University
Colors: Black and Gold
Flower: Black and Gold Pansy
Motto: "Leading Women"
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Sisterhood is extremely important to Kappa Alpha Theta. We believe that Theta is for a lifetime and we love fostering closer relationships with both current collegiate members and local alumnae chapters in the area. We have many sisterhood events throughout the year including an overnight Sisterhood Retreat in the fall and a day-long retreat in the spring. Last year our Sisterhood Retreat took place at Camp Kanata providing us an awesome opportunity to relax and bond with our sisters. In the past, our sisterhood events have also included movie nights at our house, after hours shopping at several boutiques in the area, ice skating, and Defy Gravity.
One of our favorite things to do is support our amazing philanthropy, CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) aims to provide foster children with a mentor who can make their wants and desires known in court. These CASA volunteers play a crucial role in the lives of the children they represent in what can be a very difficult and scary time. As a chapter we have the great privilege of working directly with our local CASA affiliate in Wake County known as Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem. We have had great success raising money to support this organization with our annual philanthropy event Stars and Kites. In the past years, Stars and Kites has raised a total of $20,000 for this amazing organization. The event consists of delicious barbecue, live entertainment provided by NC State groups such as Grains of Time, and a silent auction. In addition to our own philanthropy, Kappa Alpha Theta is very passionate about helping out wherever we can.
This past year we were honored to win the NCSU Dance Marathon Miracle Cup by raising over $6,000 for Duke Children’s Hospital. In the Fall, we placed 3rd in Homecoming. We had such a blast to show off our school spirit with our sisters. It was an amazing experience to see Theta and our fraternity partner recognized down on the field at halftime of the Homecoming game.
In addition, we also host several social events each semester such as date functions and mixers. In the past this has included themes such as Hometown Throwdown, Rhyme without Reason, 90’s Are All That, and many more. During the Fall semester we host our annual Semi-Formal; the Founder’s Ball, at venues such as The Union and Cobblestone Hall. Our most anticipated event is our formal in the spring, the Black and Gold Gala.