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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.


In 1918, for the first time women were admitted to the College of William and Mary and no time was wasted before Kappa Kappa Gamma was on their minds. On September 24, 1920, four collegians formed the local sorority Upsilon Delta Beta with the goal of becoming affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma, and their dream came true. In the spring of 1923, twelve members were initiated and the Gamma Kappa Chapter was born.

Since its founding, the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma has greatly impacted the lives of countless women at William and Mary, giving them the unique opportunity to be a part of a sisterhood with unprecedented values and traditions. William and Mary Kappas support each other in every endeavor, and with origins from all over the world and from a variety of diverse backgrounds, we are bonded by the shared values of Kappa Kappa Gamma. We are a fiercely ambitious, intelligent and compassionate group of women who balance the rigorous academics that William and Mary is known for with the exciting opportunities that our campus has to offer, in and outside the classroom. Serving as a vital support system and community for each other, the Gamma Kappa Chapter is our springboard for endless success.

And while Kappa is similar to other sororities, we strongly believe that our unwavering devotion to sisterhood and hands-on philanthropy makes us stand out above the rest. We look forward to the life-long friendship that is Kappa Kappa Gamma.