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.
As students at Whitman College, Kappa places incredible emphasis on our members' academic pursuits. We support our sisters' academic goals through weekly study hours and other events where our chapter can come together, ask questions, and give advice to others who are interested in similar subjects. We support our sisters' academic achievements through semesterly scholarship luncheons/desserts with our professors. At this event, we can foster relationships with our faculty and also recognize our members unique academic accomplishments from acing a really hard class to hands on research opportunities. Additionally we have weekly nominations for KKGenius where sisters can highlight academic triumphs from the week.