Fun Facts

Our Mission Statement

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.

 

Our Badge

The golden key was selected by the Founders as the badge of Kappa Kappa Gamma. The badge is worn strictly as an emblem of membership and only by initiated members. Members may not lend their badges to anyone except other Kappas. To keep badges only in the possession of members, it is encouraged that the badges of deceased members be returned to Headquarters.

 

Our Colors and Jewel

The colors of the Fraternity are light blue and dark blue, which have been described as those shades in light and dark tones reproduce the "soft velvety blue approaching the cornflower in shade," which is also a description of the sapphire, the Fraternity jewel. The sapphire is recognized as a symbol of truth, sincerity and constancy.

 

Our Flower

The fleur-de-lis was chosen as the Fraternity flower because of its general dignity, stateliness and grace, and because it combines the two blues of the Fraternity in one flower.

 

The Owl

The owl is the bird of wisdom as well as the bird of Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom.

 

Our Coat-of-Arms

The Fraternity Coat-of-Arms combines the well-known symbols of kappa Kappa Gamma: the key, the Greek letters, the new-member pin, the fleur-de-lis, the owl and the two blues.

 

Famous Kappas

  • Jean Bartel- Miss America 1943
  • Gretchen Carlson- Miss America 1989
  • Gena Rowlands Cassavetes- Movie and TV actress (Allie Calhoun in The Notebook)
  • Laurie Hickson Smith- TLC's Trading Spaces Designer
  • Ashley Judd- Actress
  • Sophia Bush- Actress, One Tree Hill
  • Lo Bosworth- "THe Hills"
  • Michelle Lombardo- Model
  • Phyllis McGinely- Author
  • Elinor Keiss Rose- Poet
  • Donna DeVarona- Olympic Swimmer
  • Doris Hart- Famous tennis player
  • Kate Spade- Fashion Designer
  • Jane Pauley- Anchorwomen for NBC's "The Today Show"
  • Nancy Goodman Brinker- Founder, Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Mareta West- First Women Astrologist
  • Mariska Hagitay- Actress, Law and Order SVU 
  • Jamie Chung- Actress, The Real World, The Hangover part II

 

Kappa Kappa Gamma Official Website

       www.kappa.org 

 

 

National Panhellenic Conference

     www.npcwomen.org