Joining a sorority in college is a life-changing experience, but garnering an education is the top priority for Kappa. This is why each chapter is expected to maintain academic standards equal to or higher than their university’s or college’s all-sorority GPA. We don’t ask individual members to maintain a certain GPA due to the variances in course loads, but each member is expected to contribute to the overall GPA of the chapter.
If a Kappa struggles academically, we help her through it. The Academic Excellence Committee meets with her to craft an improvement plan using study tactics and time management. We want each sister to leave college with what they came for: a degree.
Academic and career excellence is a high priority to both the sisters and the chapter here at Carnegie Mellon University. Kappa Kappa Gamma serves as a network to complement sisters in their studies, providing various resources to help our members excel and receive any scholastic support they may need.
Through the efforts of our academic excellence committee, the values of wellness and work-life balance are emphasized in chapter initiatives. A designated scholarship room is available to work in, study hours are hosted every week for sisters to study together, each chapter meeting includes Minerva Minutes for sisters share their academic and career accomplishments, and sisters are rewarded weekly for good class attendance. A GPA goal is set for the chapter each semester, and support is provided throughout the year for sisters to meet their individual and chapter goals. During our Kappademics day and chapter meeting activities, workshops focused on topics such as resume building, interview preparation, and four-year class planning are offered.
Currently, there are Kappas in each college at Carnegie Mellon University. Within our chapter, there is a strong academic support network and community in which sisters mentor, tutor, and study together. Whatever your academic track, chances are there is a sister who can relate and help with coursework!