Kappa Kappa Gamma Position Statements
Kappa Kappa Gamma recognizes the value in striving for intellectual excellence and pursuing opportunities for self-growth.
Each chapter is encouraged to foster scholastic excellence, actively support its members who encounter academic challenges and provide an environment conducive to academic success for all members.
Alcohol-Free Chapter Facilities
All Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter facilities are alcohol free.
Kappa Kappa Gamma supports alcohol-free chapter facilities. The Fraternity believes in the highest quality collegiate experience, and alcohol-free chapter facilities are more conducive to scholastic excellence and individual and chapter well-being.
Alcohol is not permitted in or on any part of the chapter property.
Kappa-sponsored or co-sponsored events are limited to members and guests and must be in compliance with Kappa’s risk management procedures.
Chapter funds may not be used to purchase alcohol, and the sale of alcohol by any member representing the chapter is prohibited.
Members may be subject to dismissal or other disciplinary action for the illegal use or misuse of alcohol.
All members are expected to exercise personal responsibility for their own health and safety and show care for others. To ensure anyone at medical risk as a result of alcohol intoxication or overdose of any controlled substance — including a prescription drug — will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention, Kappa Kappa Gamma provides disciplinary amnesty in certain situations for individual members to remove any perceived barriers to calling for or seeking help.
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a private organization whose members join voluntarily and agree to uphold the governing documents of the Fraternity.
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma have the responsibility to adhere to the standards of the Fraternity. Members may be subject to dismissal or other disciplinary action if they do not adhere to the standards of conduct expected by the Fraternity.
Hazing is prohibited. Any member who participates in or permits hazing is subject to dismissal or other disciplinary action.
Kappa Kappa Gamma recognizes the value of each individual and expects its members to promote integrity, respect and regard for others, and appreciation for the worth of all individuals.
Kappa Kappa Gamma values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or other class protected by state, local or federal law. Members, undergraduates and alumnae, are encouraged to promote and demonstrate an understanding of diversity, both on the college campus and in the world community.
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a single-gender organization comprised of women and individuals who identify as women whose governing documents do not discriminate in membership selection except by requiring good scholarship and ethical character. All chapters are expected to adhere to these documents. Kappa Kappa Gamma continues to seek members who:
• Will further the mission and purpose of the Fraternity.
• Have achieved academic success.
• Have demonstrated good character.
• Will enrich the life of the group through shared congeniality.
• Are responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities.
Each chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma has the final choice of its own members.
Single Gender Organizations
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1870 for women. The single gender nature of our organization is essential to the mission and purpose of Kappa Kappa Gamma and its chapters and alumnae associations. The right to limit membership in the Fraternity to women is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
The single gender nature of Greek social organizations is also recognized by an exemption under the Educational Amendments to Title IX.
The use, sale, purchase or possession of any drugs or other controlled substance in violation of local, state or federal law is prohibited. Members not adhering to this statement may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Kappa Kappa Gamma does not tolerate violence in any form including, but not limited to, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, physical violence, mental abuse, emotional abuse or bullying.
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma are encouraged to provide survivors of violent acts with a supportive and empowering environment. Any member of Kappa Kappa Gamma who is a perpetrator of an act of violence is subject to dismissal or other disciplinary action.