Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

The UT Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma national sorority was established February 25, 1967. The national organization was established October 30, 1870, at Monmouth College. The colors of Kappa Kappa Delta are dark blue and light blue, and the jewel is the sapphire. The fleur-de-lis is the flower, and the owl is the mascot.  Their philanthropies are March of Dimes and Reading is Fundamental. Kappa raises money for the March of Dimes by hosting Blue Jeans for Babies, a designer jean sale, twice a year. It also hosts KappaLympics, a day of competition with field game competitions between sororities and fraternities. Among distinguished alumnae of the national organization are Mary Thomas Brooks, director of the US Mint; Sarah Lee Lippincott, astronaut; Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic; Doris Hart, tennis champion; Jane Swift, the first female governor of Massachusetts; Margaret Hillis, conductor of the Chicago Symphony; and Patty Berg, golf champion.

The architectural firm for the 10,000-square-foot residential Kappa Kappa Gamma house in Sorority Village was Red Chair Architects.

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  • Title Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
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  • Keywords Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
  • Website Name Volopedia
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  • Access Date October 25, 2021
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  • Date of Last Update October 10, 2018