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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 Kappa Kappa Gamma (Westport, Conn.), an art major presented research with a team of students at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students from colleges and universities across the nation participated. Isabel’s paper was written as a part of the Byzantine Art course taught by Ida Sinkevic, associate professor of art and chair of Russian and East European Studies. The class explores the art and architecture of Asian, Balkan, Eastern European, and Mediterranean countries during the period of Byzantine rule from 343-1453. 


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 Purpose:
Significant elements emerge as integral to the statements, and they are the essence of the ideals of Kappa: Friendship, Love and helpfulness, Intellectual excellence, and Moral and social integrity

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.