About Theta

Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek-letter fraternity among women, was founded in 1870 by Bettie Locke Hamilton, Alice Allen Brant, Bettie Tipton Lindsey, and Hannah Fitch Shaw. Theta is over 170 chapters strong with houses throughout the United States and Canada. Over 170,000 women have been initiated into Theta, forming strong friendships in chapters from all over, holding the fraternity together. Omicron, or the 13th Chapter of Theta, was founded at USC on March 3, 1870 and was the very first sorority at USC!

Mission Statement

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumna experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.

Fraternity Purpose

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.

 

Symbol

Colors

Flower

Kite Shaped Badge

Black and Gold

Black and Gold Pansy