Volleyball player Karissa Ciliento ’14 Kappa Kappa Gamma (Mahwah, N.J.) talks about finding balance between her economics major and her creativity, Lafayette as a tight-knit community, and the importance of being a role model for her teammates. Read the Full Story………………
Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) (“Aspire to Be”) a collegiate women’s fraternity, founded at Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois, USA. Kappa Kappa Gamma one of the oldest women’s Greek-letter societies in existence today. Kappa Kappa Gamma is a women’s fraternity, because it was founded before the term “sorority” came into use. However, because it admits only women, it is usually referred to as a sorority. Lafayette College hosts the Zeta Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, which was founded in February of 1980.
Kappa Kappa Gamma supports a three-part Philanthropy program, often referred to as “Philanthropy 1-2-3”.
- The first branch of philanthropy supports the “Kappa family” through the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, which provides funding for Kappa museums, members-only scholarships, educational and leadership programming, and the Rose McGill fund, which provides emergency financial aid to sisters in need.
- The second branch supports the local community by encouraging chapters and alumnae associations to volunteer and raise money for charities in their regions.
- The third branch encompasses the entire Fraternity through its national Philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental (RIF). The fraternity officially adopted RIF, which works to promote literacy in children, as the national philanthropy in 2004.