New Member Program
The whirlwind of going through Recruitment, being extended a bid and then joining Kappa for life can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Kappa gives our new sisters a warm welcome by extending friendship and mutual support through our new member program.
The new member period is a time to learn about the Fraternity and educate women on the expectations and requirements of being a Kappa. Each new member is given a Big Sister to guide her through this new stage of her life. New members also attend a retreat to foster and develop the new friendships and connections within the chapter.
At Cornell’s Kappa Kappa Gamma, we teach the new members about the history of Kappa as an international organization and the history of how it came to be such a great chapter at Cornell University. We have different presentations from the officers during the new member period, teaching them how much Kappa Kappa Gamma means to them and what the organization is about. It is important for the members who are leaders in the organization to share what they have learned during their time as Kappa’s and to encourage the new members to get involved and understand how important Kappa’s sisterhood is to the chapter. We made sure to emphasize the importance of working together as a group and the values of sisterhood, which was addressed through bonding activities with other new members and current members of the organization. Although the new member period is a learning experience, we make sure that there are many fun events planned so that everyone gets to know each other, while having a great time.