As the first Greek letter fraternity known among women, Kappa Alpha Theta has instilled within its members the values of personal excellence, strong sisterhood, scholarship, service, and leadership. Founded in 2007, the Eta Pi chapter is a small but mighty force within the grander legacy of our international fraternity. In Eta Pi we pride ourselves for living Theta values to the fullest, but also for establishing ourselves as a brand of Theta which is uniquely our own. With a chapter of just over 100 members, we are an eclectic group of individuals, “diverse” in every sense of the word, but find common ground in the values and ritual that Thetas across the country share so dearly.
In the university setting, scholarship, of course, is the highest aim. Eta Pi members continually strive for excellence in this regard. Our members’ intellectual backgrounds range across the board, from engineering, chemistry, and nursing to business, education, and international studies, just to name a few. Members serve as Supplemental Instructors, tutors, and representatives on the Academic Integrity Board, encouraging the highest academic pursuits of our peers as well. Additionally, Theta’s cumulative grade point average consistently falls above the All Sorority Average, ranking us second in overall grades for the past 8 semesters.
Kappa Alpha Theta also focuses on fostering positive relationships with other organizations on campus. Hosting mixers with other chapters and attending various philanthropy events allows our chapter to be involved in all aspects of the Greek community, both socially and with regards to service. Service and philanthropy are especially important to Eta Pi, as illustrated by our fall signature philanthropy event, KATwalk, a fun but competitive fashion show intended to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
And last, but surely not least, our sisterhood is what really ties us all together for a lifetime. We are each other’s family and home away from home. From girl's nights, to late night study sessions, we are a constant presence in each other’s lives, sharing in laughter and in tears. Our chapter is comprised of over 100 individuals with each member bringing something unique to Theta. Our ability to stand together, and constantly encourage one another to be our best selves, is exactly what makes us Kappa Alpha Theta.
I am truly honored to serve as the Eta Pi chapter’s president for the 2017 year. These women are strong, genuine, and inspiring, representing the epitome of what Bettie Locke must have envisioned for Kappa Alpha Theta when she boldly founded the first chapter at Indiana Asbury College in 1870, paving the way for generations of women to come.
President, Eta Pi Chapter