KAPPA ALPHA THETA
charity: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Colors: Black & Gold
Flower: Black and Gold Pansy
Founded at uF: 1962
involvement: Kappa Alpha Thetas are involved across campus in organizations such as Florida Blue Key, Florida Cicerones, Dance Marathon, Student Government, Dream Team, Strike Magazine, Gator Growl and many more.
#leanonme when you’re not strong, and we’ll be your friend….Kappa Alpha Theta is our home away from home. No matter what comes your way, we strive for a home of comfort and positivity. Being a Theta means honoring an individual's unique abilities and cheering each other on to be their best self.
My name is Julia Matalon and I am so excited to be the president of Kappa Alpha Theta. I am honored to lead a chapter with women as amazing as ours. I have had the opportunity to watch myself and every member of the chapter grow into incredible individuals and it has been so empowering. I truly believe that every woman in this chapter has distinctive qualities that will drive their success no matter which path they chose. What makes Kappa Alpha Theta so special is that we support one another on that journey. Women uplifting other women. Kappa Alpha Theta is filled with trust, love, and sisterhood that will last a lifetime. We find ourselves through the differences in one another. Kappa Alpha Theta does not strive for perfection, we strive to be the best version of ourselves each and every day.
As an out of state student, coming to a prestigious university far from home was intimidating and filled with uncertainty. When I ran home to Kappa Alpha Theta, I instantly felt a sense of relief that I was home. I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to lead all of these outstanding women. I am sure that every woman going through recruitment will find their home just like I did. It is a privilege to be part of the Kappa Alpha Theta family. No matter where you find your home here at the University of Florida, enjoy every minute because your four years of college will be done before you know it!
-Julia Matalon, Kappa Alpha Theta President