In honor of 90 years of Panhellenic on Auburn University’s campus, each week Panhellenic will be spotlighting one chapter of our 18 sororities.
This week we will be featuring Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Kappa Kappa Gamma’s colors are light blue and dark blue. Their symbols are the Fleur de Lis, owl and key.Their motto is “Dream body. Live fully”. Kappa Kappa Gamma was chartered on Auburn’s campus on March 23, 1963.
Kappa Kappa Gamma hosts Mac 'N Keys, an event featuring a mac and cheese bar, complete with topping and cheese biscuits, in their chapter room. This was their first year hosting this event and they hope to continue its success in the future!
Kappa Kappa Gamma also hosts Kappa Cappuccino. This event has a coffee house feel with coffee, desserts and live music in our chapter room. All funds raised from the event are donated to Reading Is Fundamental and The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
Kappa Kappa Gamma has been awarded numerous awards throughout their chapter’s history.
Kappa Kappa Gamma was awarded the Reading is Fundamental Award in 2014. The Epsilon Eta members support RIF with a balance of service and fundraising. Members volunteer at a local RIF warehouse, boxing books for a local pre-school. In addition, they lead reading activities at a local pre-school each week. In the fall, Epsilon Eta hosted a Reading Is Key event, ending with each child being able to take home a book of their choice. In the spring, the chapter hosts a Color Run 5K benefiting RIF. Epsilon Eta works hard to spread the joy of reading in many different ways.
Unhoused Gracious Living Award: 2016 - This award goes to a chapter that best exemplify chapter graciousness and hospitality at the chapter facility and on campus, and whose members have best acquired the art of living and working harmoniously together.
Panhellenic Award: 2016 - Awarded to the chapters that best exemplify true Panhellenic spirit. This chapter accepts leadership opportunities in the CPH, participates in and supports the CPH through Panhellenic-sponsored events. The chapter displays a cooperative, collaborative and responsible attitude in working with the administration, and other Greek groups as the representatives of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Chapter members respect and interact in a positive manner with other NPC chapters on the campus. The chapter communicates with its designated Kappa NPC delegation member and keeps her informed of CPH actions, votes and requested submissions.
The Laverne Taylor Flanagan Volunteerism Award: 2017 - This award is presented to a servant-hearted young woman within the Panhellenic system who gives of her time and energy to lend a hand in her community, University, and Chapter.
The Ann Martin Ideal Sister Award: 2017 - This award is presented to a sister who is representative of high values and deep love for Auburn University. She is an ideal sister because of her commitment to her chapter, campus, and community, and her strengths include being considerate of others, being humble, and thinking of others before herself.
Unhoused Finance Award (Celebration of Excellence Award): 2018 - Throughout the year, the Treasurer of Epsilon Eta Chapter reviews officer spending and makes note of where the budget has a surplus or there is not enough allotted. To prepare the chapter budget for the next year, theTreasurer speaks with each officer and opens the floor during chapter meetings for feedback from members in regard to new events or activities they think would be beneficial to add to the budget. Using Fraternity resources, the Treasurer creates programming regarding personal finances for members and specific post-grad budgeting for senior members.
Bettie Locke Award for Outstanding Panhellenic Participation: 2017, 2019 - This award seeks to recognize a collegiate chapter that exemplifies the true spirit of belonging to the National Panhellenic Council, upholding the traditions, fine standards, and values long held by Auburn women.
This fall, Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted a new event called Girls Academy! Girls Academy is a two-day event where they were able to partner alongside local middle schools. During this retreat, middle-school girls discussed the challenges they face, journaled about their dreams and participated in a community service project while being mentored by the sisters of Epsilon Eta and some of our alumnae.