The Stanford Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter places a high value on involvement in the broader campus community. We are confident that Greek organizations are a force for positive impact and strive to demonstrate that in a variety of ways. Our commitment to the Stanford community manifests itself in the variety of extracurricular activities our members are involved in, the events we co-sponsor, and our collaboration with other Greek organizations. Our chapter plans to sustain and enhance our relationship with our broader campus family, and we look forward to finding new ways to be a leader in casting Greek Organizations in a positive light.
First, we are deeply proud of our members’ contributions to a variety of campus organizations and groups. Perhaps most prominently, one of our graduating seniors, Elizabeth Woodson, was ASSU Executive this past year. She led a campus wide initiative to re-examine Stanford’s sexual assault policies, facing a turbulent environment and holding her own with administrators, activists, and the national media alike. Elizabeth is a great example of the type of woman our chapter strives to accept and develop, and she is a role model for the rest of us in our organization. Our members also played a large role in Dance Marathon this past year, with several women serving on Exec, others as Directors, and many freshmen, who are now Kappas, were dorm captains and learned about Kappa through that event. In each grade, we have more than ten NCAA Division 1 athletes, who compete at the highest level wearing the Cardinal Red. Those are just some of the largest examples of our members’ involvement with extracurricular activities, but the list goes on. Kappas lead political organizations, create MINT fashion magazine, serve as RAs and other staff in dorms and houses, and direct Stanford Women in Business. We celebrate these contributions to our community weekly, honoring our members who have achieved amazing things outside of our organization at meetings.
Second, our chapter participates in a wide variety of events that allow us to collaborate with other organizations, both Greek and non-Greek. We were one of the co-sponsors for Take Back the Night, organized by the Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse office, as well as for a screening of ‘Mask You Live In’, hosted by the Clayman Institute. Our chapter sees these collaborations as great opportunities to interact positively with faculty and staff on the Stanford campus, as well as to engage our membership in important conversations about sexual assault, gender, identity, and media bias.
We believe that our participation on the Inter-Sorority Council positions us as leaders in the Stanford Greek community. We have a strong tradition of Kappas serving as officers on ISC Exec, and next year, two Kappas will be serving on ISC Exec- as VP of Finance and VP of Philanthropy and Programming.