Dear Potential New Member,
For 2018, I am humble to represent an outstanding group of leading women throughout the recruitment process. My sisters are women who inspire me on a daily basis, so it is a privilege to serve them through this position. Entering college, I had an underlying love for the University of Texas at Dallas, but it truly became my home away from home when I “Thought Theta.”
Originally, I never planned on joining a sorority, and honestly judged the entire concept. After my first few weeks at UT Dallas I missed having a core group of girls to turn to for anything. I grew up having strong friendships where I would be encouraged to chase after my goals, yet have them to nap with while watching Netflix all at the same time. So I decided to give recruitment a try, after my roommates pushed me. Since joining, I have been given the chance to develop leadership skills within the chapter as well as on campus, the opportunity to succeed academically, and serve the widest influence for good. Most importantly, Theta has given me lasting bonds that will no doubt extend beyond my college years at UT Dallas. Now, it is crazy to think I even thought for a second the stereotypes that tied into a sorority were true.
Here is a little background information about our fraternity. Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Thetas strive to exemplify our core values of scholarship, leadership, service, personal excellence and friendship/sisterhood. Our tag line is “Leading Women” and the ultimate goal is to nurture each collegiate woman’s experience to become a leader in her own way. We understand that leadership is not an office held or a title conferred. We know that every Theta has the capacity to create positive change in herself, in her chapter, in her Fraternity ... in fact, in the world.
Membership in Kappa Alpha Theta leads women into a life of friends, experiences, and goals that they might not have had otherwise. Being a Theta leads a woman to personal excellence, offering her ways to become her best self. Our ritual, in fact, commands us to be nobler women, to lead ourselves to personal excellence and to lead others there as well. It commands us to set the bar high. And when Thetas model personal excellence, we not only have the chance to lead on our campuses, in our communities, and in our professions, but we also have the chance to effect real change. As an organization of women we are also committed to spreading the widest influence for good. Our national philanthropy is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the past 25 years Thetas have stood to impact the lives of foster children. The Zeta Upsilon chapter supports National CASA and the local chapters of Collin County and Dallas CASA by assisting in fundraising efforts and volunteering. We are Kappa Alpha Theta. We are leading women.
On behalf of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, we are so excited to open our doors to young women looking to enrich their college experience! Joining Greek Life provides the opportunity to become a part of a community that builds lifelong relationships and prepares you for life after college. I encourage anyone who is interested to participate. UT Dallas has four exceptional organizations, and I know that you will find your home!
Theta Love & Mine,
Chief Recruitment Officer