New Member Program
The whirlwind of going through Recruitment, being extended a bid and then joining Kappa for life can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Kappa gives our new sisters a warm welcome by extending friendship and mutual support through our new member program.
The new member period is a time to learn about the Fraternity and educate women on the expectations and requirements of being a Kappa. Each new member is given a Big Sister to guide her through this new stage of her life. New members also attend a retreat to foster and develop the new friendships and connections within the chapter.
Our chapter places a big emphasis on the first few weeks of the new member experience. This includes an absolute zero tolerance for hazing and multiple initiatives for safe and healthy relationships to form outside of social events.
This year we had two new member sleepovers at the Kappa House where our New Member Chair took people bowling and to dinner as well as finished off the night with popcorn and a movie in the "backroom" of the house. Each week there was a check-in meeting with the new members to ensure that joining the sisterhood was still each girl's intention.
Previous to initiation our Marshal planned a super successful Inpiration Period where our new members had goodie bags from the juniors complete with quote reflections on their time in Kappa, bracelet making with the Sophomores, a study night with snacks, and a pre-fireside s' mores night with hot chocolate and cider to wrap up the week with reverse Key-wees with the Seniors and their littles read around the fire.