Kappa Alpha Theta


About Kappa Alpha Theta 

Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 by four pioneering young women at Indiana Asbury, now known as DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana. Our core purpose is to support our members to learn, grow, and excel throughout their collegiate experience and beyond. For over 147 years, Theta’s have lived the same motto – perseverance, independence, faith – created by our founders as a guiding light for the Fraternity.

Mission and Values

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life. The values at the heart of our international organization are scholarship, service, leadership, friendship/sisterhood, and personal excellence.


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) CASA was created by a juvenile court judge in 1977 to assure that the abuse and neglect suffered by some children at home does not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the judicial system. CASA volunteers are ordinary citizens recruited from the community and trained to speak for abused and neglected children in court. Volunteers then appear in court with attorneys and social workers to recommend to the judge what is best for the child’s future, thus becoming their voice in court.

Founding Date

January 27th, 1870 


Black and Gold


Black and gold pansy, representing "thought for others" 


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