Joining a sorority in college is a life-changing experience, but garnering an education is the top priority for Kappa. This is why each chapter is expected to maintain academic standards equal to or higher than their university’s or college’s all-sorority GPA. We don’t ask individual members to maintain a certain GPA due to the variances in course loads, but each member is expected to contribute to the overall GPA of the chapter.
If a Kappa struggles academically, we help her through it. The Academic Excellence Committee meets with her to craft an improvement plan using study tactics and time management. We want each sister to leave college with what they came for: a degree.
History of Academics:
In the 1800s, it was nearly impossible for women to attend any type of higher education, and those who could were often ignored in the classroom. People thought curriculum would have to be "dumbed down" for women in the classroom. Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded in 1870 at Monmouth College as a coalition of women who bound together to fight the oppression they experienced in their collegiate lives. Kappa was founded on the basis of academic support and achievement in scholarly pursuits. The goal of the founders was to continuously prove that women were and are just as capable as anyone in academia. To this day, Kappa Kappa Gamma strives for academic excellence and enrichment of collegiate life.
Kappa Kappa Gamma understands that while academics are a crucial part of college life, a perfect GPA does not define the person behind it. For these and various other reasons, Kappa does not have a required minimum GPA in order to continue to participate our organization. During formal recruitment we do require a 3.3 GPA for students straight out of high school, and a 2.7 GPA for current college students. Members are expected to contribute to the chapter's overall GPA in the best way they are able. Beta Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma works to support our members in every way possible in order to achieve academic excellence.