We are so excited that you've taken the time to visit our website, and hope that it captures the spirit of the Beta Eta Deuteron chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma!
Our chapter is made up of diverse, passionate, sincere, and motivated women who are leaders in Kappa, on campus, and beyond. The bonds formed in this fraternity are truly unparalleled. As sisters, we support each other in all our endeavors, from athletic competitions to thesis presentations to late nights in the library, and we push one another to grow in new directions. For our members, the Beta Eta Deuteron chapter is more than just a community at Stanford, it’s a second home.
Kappa’s mission statement reads, “Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women, which seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles.” Our chapter’s purpose is driven by this mission. Kappa strives to instill values of altruism, empowerment, and inclusivity in its members. We are not afraid to step away from old customs to make positive change, especially on two issues we have identified as central to our reform and outreach: the lack of diversity and inclusion in Greek Life and the prevalence of sexual violence and relationship abuse on college campuses.
Our decision to transfer our primary philanthropic efforts to the One Love Foundation was rooted in our fervent belief in their mission. We are passionate about funneling knowledge and attention toward these issues regarding healthy relationships. In addition to making sure all of our chapter’s members are trained One Love facilitators, we also seek to spread awareness of One Love’s mission across Stanford’s campus. Kappa sends trained facilitators to visit Fraternities on campus - Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu - and educated their members on the seriousness of sexual assault and how to prevent it in their spaces. We are dedicated to organizing continued events, such as our annual concert Love-a-palooza, in order to support One Love and involve the greater Stanford Community in our mission.
Following the events of recent years, from the pandemic to heightened awareness of anti-Black racism, our organization has reflected both personally and professionally. We added an anti-discrimination clause to our revised bylaws, wrote an addendum to establish a process for reporting and appealing unsafe or uncomfortable experiences in Kappa-sponsored spaces, and formally implemented a DEI committee as part of Kappa’s leadership team. We’ve held numerous open discussions reflecting on how we can better structure our events, traditions, and recruitment to combat heteronormativity, socio-economic exclusivity, and other dynamics which may alienate rather than embrace every identity held by our members and friends. We are determined to push our members to be the leaders of positive change within Greek life, especially regarding DEI.
Furthermore, the varied academic and professional interests of our members and our eagerness to learn from one another manifests in constant, passionate intellectual exchange. Study buddies, drop-in tutoring hours, a textbook library and academic spotlights alleviate the financial strain of outside academic support, enrich our academic lives through mutual assistance and allow us to share our curiosities. However, not only does Kappa aim to create bonds through academic curiosities and altruistic passions, but also through wholesome sisterhood events. Kappa is constantly seeking to strengthen the sense of community within the organization. Events such as movie nights, organized Dish hikes, group yoga classes, picnics on the Oval and more, provide the opportunity for members to build authentic relationships that last a lifetime.
As chapter President, I have found that serving this group of women has been my most meaningful leadership position at Stanford, and I hope that this website will give you a glimpse into what it means to be a Kappa here at Stanford University!