KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA
aspire to be.
"Dream Boldly. Live Fully"
charity: Mental Health and Wellness
Philanthropy: Kappa Kickball Tournament
Colors: Light Blue & Dark Blue
founded at uf: 1978
involvement: This year was a year filled with accomplishments for many of our sisters. Our Philanthropy Director took 2nd place in the Delt Miss Greek Pageant, four sisters who were tapped into Florida Blue Key, twelve Kappas were chosen to be Pi Chis - including one who was selected onto the Recruitment Executive Board as Head Pi Chi, and two of our sisters became Assistant Directors on the Panhellenic Activities Board. In the fall, our Risk Manager earned Outstanding Chapter Risk Manager of the Year at Greek Awards. Kappa Kappa Gamma received an Outstanding Scholarship Program Award. Along with these outstanding accomplishments, the Kappa sisters have shined in their leadership roles and involvement in all of their other organizations including, Student Government, the Florida Blue Key Speech & Debate Tournament, Order of Omega, Florida’s Future Leadership Program, UF LitiGators, Florida Cicerones, Preview Staff, The Agency, PSO, Warrington Goes Green, Dance Marathon, and more.
#westicktogether because our sisters are our biggest supporters. Our sisters always have our backs and are the people we turn to not only on our during the difficult days, but also the best days of our lives. We know that we always have someone to look out for us and put a smile on our face. This sisterhood has brought us lifelong friendships and people that are forever.
When I started at the University of Florida three years ago, I was a shy, nervous freshman unaware of the life-changing experiences that Greek Life would bring me. Sorority recruitment gives you a glimpse into all of the incredible opportunities waiting for you at the University of Florida, and the wonderful community that creates our Greek experience. I signed up for recruitment thinking that I would give sorority life a chance, not knowing if it would be the right fit for me. Through my experience at Kappa, I realized that sorority life is not meant for one type of person, but for every woman who seeks a community and sisterhood.
I truly underestimated the impact that Kappa would have on who I am today. I quickly learned that Kappa embraces who you are, for what you are, and forms you into the best version of yourself. Surrounded by a group of like-minded women, I found empowerment that I have never felt before. From this empowerment, I gained the confidence to transform into a woman who seeks the highest ideals of sisterhood, stands firm in her values, and loves unconditionally. The loyalty, constancy, and joy that Kappa has brought me bleeds into every aspect of my life.
Truly, it is the people in this chapter that make Kappa feel like home. It is these same people who turned a once dauntingly large school into a close-knit family, a living room into my favorite place in the world, and a sorority into a second home that more often feels like my first. Without these people, I don’t know who I would have become, but it would not be the person writing you this letter.
As you walk into your recruitment experience, trust your Pi Chis when they tell you to “have faith in the process” - it really does work. On Bid Day, I hope you run home to a chapter that makes you feel just as special as you are. Sorority life is so much more than the letters you wear and the hand signs you throw, it is about learning more about yourself and what you value.
We are so excited to welcome you into the UF Greek Community!
-sarah bartolomei, Kappa Kappa Gamma President