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.
Kappa strongly promotes scholarship as an integral component of sorority life. Kappas create strong, close relationships with the university's faculty and administration and celebrate their academic accomplishments at our biannual Scholarship Dinner. In the past, we have been honored to welcome Dr. Steven B. Sample, the former President of USC; Pat Haden, former USC Athletic Director; Nancy O'Dell, Kappa alum, author and co-host of Entertainment Tonight; and Dr. Steven Lamy, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Dornsife College, as our keynote speakers.
In 2009 and 2011, Kappa Kappa Gamma was awarded the Dean Joan Schaefer Scholarship Programming Award at the University's annual Greek Awards hosted by Order of Omega!
In 2013, the Delta Tau chapter was awarded the Excellence in Scholarship Award at the Kappa Regional Conference for having the highest Chapter GPA of any chapter in our province.
In addition, each year approximately 40 Kappas study abroad in amazing places like Hong Kong, Australia, London, and Israel- just to name a few!