Founded: October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College
Colors: Light and Dark Blue
Symbols: Key, fleur-de-lis, owl
Tagline: Aspire to Be
Philanthropy: Reading Is Fundamental and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Dream Boldly. Live Fully. "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."
Eta Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma found its home on NC State’s campus in the Fall of 2016 in a beautiful new house. Our chapter has quickly grown into a family of 160 amazing women.
Kappa emphasizes the importance of children’s literacy which is why our national philanthropy is Reading is Fundamental (RIF), a literacy program for underserved communities. Imagine a world without stories -- no happily ever afters, no fantasy, no imagination. This is the world that is the reality for many children. Kappa stands with RIF to make sure in our next chapter this world will not exist. Books can open new worlds, spark new passions, and ignite curiosities.
In support of RIF, Eta Chi hosts two semi annual events: Kappa Kickball and Mac and Keys. Kappa Kickball is a campus wide kickball tournament; Mac and Keys is also a campus wide event where everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, mac and cheese, is sold to raise money for this important cause. Eta Chi also sponsors Reading is Key events at local schools. Our sisters read and play with children, creating a positive learning environment; every family gets to leave this event with a book donated by the chapter. These are wonderful events for us to host and for children to attend.
While RIF is our core philanthropy, Eta Chi’s dedicated sisters also participate in several other campus fundraising events. We build a shack for Shack-A-Thon, a unique fundraising event that supports Habitat for Humanity. Our sisters also love creating a team for Dance Marathon, a 12 hour dance party to raise money for the Duke Children’s Hospital. We also participate in Service Raleigh, where we give back to our community by donating our time to various local projects.
Kappa is more than just an amazing organization; we are a fun-loving diverse group of talented young women. We are family. We are sisters. Our sisters are involved on campus, participating in various clubs, academic fraternities, and beyond. Eta Chi offers opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and networking, providing resources for effective communication, organizational skills, and emotional health. And yes, we know how to have fun -- backing the pack at football games, holiday parties, pumpkin decorating, work-out classes, rock climbing, movie nights, lip sync battles, and more. And as we like to say, “Kappa can only be a better way to stumble up the back steps and walk gracefully out the front door.”
Dream boldy and live fully -- that is what the sisters of Eta Chi encourage each other to do. We cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to NC State, the place we call home. Go Pack!