Information for Families
We’re so excited to welcome your daughter to Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta! We are also happy to welcome you to our “home away from home” while we’re in school. Please take a few moments to explore our website and learn more about who we are and what we do at Gamma Upsilon.
Statement on Hazing
Kappa Alpha Theta seeks to promote a high standard of excellence in all aspects of Fraternity life and prides itself on leading within the fraternity/sorority community. Risk prevention policies are in place because we are women supporting women, and the well-being of our sisters is of prime importance. Kappa Alpha Theta does not tolerate any acts that may be construed as hazing.
Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293)
For more information on Kappa Alpha Theta’s stance on hazing, visit the Kappa Alpha Theta website.
Academic Achievement Policy
Kappa Alpha Theta expects each member to achieve high scholarship and to develop to the fullest her intellectual, cultural, and social potential. Chapters are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average above the All-Sorority Average (ASA) on their respective campus. Each chapter is required to set a definite scholarship average that members must maintain. In addition, chapter bylaws establish specific grade requirements for chapter officers.
Each college chapter of the Fraternity has an advisory board that is responsible for the supervision of the chapter and its well-being. Chapter advisors are trained by Fraternity officers and staff, as it is Kappa Alpha Theta’s priority to ensure that the advisory board is current in all Fraternity policies and procedures.
Alcohol Skills Training Program
Theta members also complete Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) at least once during their college experience ASTP is unlike most alcohol education programs because it acknowledges that college students may choose to drink. Rather than only trying to impose abstinence, it recognizes that any steps taken towards risk reduction are steps in the right direction. Through ASTP, Kappa Alpha Theta joins other interfraternal organizations in offering a program that focuses on risk prevention and educating our members through conversation and educational programming. For more information, please visit the Kappa Alpha Theta website.
Kappa Alpha Theta Risk Prevention Policies and Procedures
Kappa Alpha Theta is committed to educating our college chapters on how to minimize risk and manage risky behavior. By adhering to the Fraternity’s risk prevention policies, members ensure they are representing the Fraternity’s high ideals. Some specific policies to note are:
- No chapter funds can be used to purchase alcohol.
- No alcoholic beverages can be stored, served or consumed on Theta property, either owned or rented, or otherwise designated for regular use by members of the Fraternity.
- All recruitment activities associated with a chapter must be non-alcoholic.
- No Theta chapters can sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or bar.
- A chapter may not hold a social event across an international border.