kappa kappa gamma

delta gamma CHAPTER

FOLLOW KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA:

Chapter website: http://www.msu.kappa.org/index

National website: www.kappakappagamma.org/

Twitter: @KKGMSU

Tumblr: msukkg.tumblr.com

Instagram: @kkgmsu
 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA:

Nickname: Kappa 

Chapter house address: 605 M.A.C.
Date founded: October 13, 1870
Color(s): Dark Blue & Light Blue
Mascot/Symbol: Golden Key and Fleur-de-lis

ABOUT KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA AT MICHIGAN STATE:

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women, which seeks for every memberthroughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self growth,respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance topositive ethical principles. Founded in 1870, Kappa is one of the oldest women's fraternities. Kappa has atotal membership of more than 200,000 women, with 131 collegiate chapters inthe United States and Canada and more than 300 alumnae associationsworldwide. Kappa’s golden key, fleur-de-lis and coat-of-arms represent friendship rootedin a tradition of high standards. Kappa promotes, through its standards, a broad college experience. Scholarship or intellectual development is our first priority, and the impressiveachievements of our members attest to this. In Kappa, scholarship programsprovide an atmosphere for academic accomplishment emphasizing that eachmember attain her personal academic best. accomplishments have provided a better life for others. Kappa Kappa Gamma at its core is friendship, leadership and scholarship…anopportunity and experience for a lifetime.

GPA REQUIREMENT: 2.75


PHILANTHROPY EVENT: THE ROSE MCGILL FOUNDATION

Philanthropy plays a large role in many of Kappa’s activities and is a big passion for its members. Kappa Kappa Gamma’s national philanthropy is Reading Is Fundamental, an association that focuses on providing young children with books. Throughout the school year, Kappa hosts two main events aimed to raise money and support for RIF.

In the fall, we have The Very Hungry Kappapillar, a charity pie-eating contest based on the famous children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Teams of 5 sign up to race against the clock to finish their slice of pie. The team with the lowest combined total combined time wins a large engraved trophy, proof of their pie-eating superiority. The pies are donated from MSU Bakers, Grand Traverse Pie Company, and Meijer and we have a DJ for the event to pump up both the crowd and participants. The final catch? Throughout the event, spectators donated money toward jars labeled with certain Kappa names and the top 4 highest fundraising jars were the fan-selected Kappas to compete in the final pie-eating round against each other! The majority of the proceeds benefit Reading is Fundamental, with a small portion donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, our chapter’s local organization that we work with to encourage literacy and reading.

In the spring, Kappa Kappa Gamma hosts a “Reading Party” at the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing to incorporate RIF with a local organization. In preparation for the event, we host a community-wide children’s book drive throughout the month of March and the chapter that donates the most books wins Insomnia Cookies. Then, as an entire chapter, we take those books and travel to the Boys and Girls Club for the morning where we have several fun stations set up to celebrate the fun of reading! At the end of the event, the kids are allowed to select three books to take home with them to make their own to inspire their passion for reading.

On top of our own events, members of the Delta Gamma Chapter strive to get involved in other charities that we are passionate about, as well as participating in the philanthropies of other Greek and non-Greek organizations. Philanthropy is an important part of our organization and we are very proud of our involvement in the community.

CONTACTS:

President:

Isabella Giacobone

Recruitment Chair:

Frannie Birkmeier

birkme16@msu.edu

Philanthropy Chairs:

Hannah Smith

smithh56@msu.edu

Cammi Paladino

paladi16@msu.edu

AWARDS:

2017 CALENDAR YEAR:

Community Involvement Award

Individual Service Award

 

2016 CALENDAR YEAR:

Scholastic Excellence Award

Service & Philanthropy Award

Greek Woman of the Year Award- Haley Kluge

2015 CALENDAR YEAR:                                                

President of the Year

Risk Management & Judicial Affairs

Service & Philanthropy

Bronze Chapter Award 

2014 CALENDAR YEAR:

Chapter Operations

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