What is Formal Membership Recruitment?
Formal Membership Recruitment is the process through which potential new members consider sororities, and sororities choose new sisters. The Formal Recruitment period is comprised of multiple rounds (Open House, House Tours, Skit & Philanthropy, Preference Ceremony, and Bid Night) where potential new members visit each of the chapters on Cornell's campus. Through a process of mutual selections, students narrow their choices until they finally select a sorority following the last round.
Who is a Kappa Kappa Gamma legacy?
A Kappa legacy is defined as a sister, daughter, granddaughter, or great-granddaughter of an initiated member. While step-relatives, cousins, and nieces are not legacies, we recognize they may have special knowledge of and interest in Kappa Kappa Gamma and our chapter will put forth effort to get to know these women who have a connection to the Fraternity.
Does Kappa have a mandatory live-in policy?
No! New members are not required to live in the house, however, it is highly encouraged. We do not have a "points system" where members must attend events to earn house points, so each member has an equal opportunity for any room in the house. Members who choose to live out are free to come to the house as often as they like and are frequently at the house as much as members who live in. Those who choose to live out are still given the option to enroll in the house meal plan.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Room (per semester): $2,600
Board (per semester): $2,050
Chapter Dues (per semester): $347
New Member Fees: $165
I'm concerned that I won't be able to afford being a member. Are there any financial aid or scholarship funds to help?
Yes! Rose McGill Aid provides confidential assistance to deserving Kappas in need. To learn more about Rose McGill Aid, click here.
What is Kappa's policy on hazing?
Kappa, Cornell, and the Panhellenic Association have a strict zero-tolerance policy to hazing. For more information about Cornell's hazing policies, click here.
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