Kappa Alpha Theta
University of North Florida
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, our history is a true inspiration to its members. Bettie Locke was among the first female students to attend Indiana Asbury College, now known as DePauw University. Bettie turned to her brother, a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, to find social support while away from home. Her brother’s fraternity asked Bettie to be their mascot, but was denied the rights to learning their secrets and being a true member of their organization. Upset at this notion, she declined her position as mascot and sought a group for women. When she found a group of no such thing, she started her own. Joined by Alice Allen, Hannah Fitch and Bettie Tipton, the four women developed the values and purpose of Kappa Alpha Theta that still stands strong today.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.
Scholarship, service, leadership, personal excellence, friendship, and sisterhood.
Our Open Motto
"Faith, Hope and Love"
The kite-shaped badge
The black and gold pansy
Black and gold
Sasha Alexander, Laura Bush, Tory Burch, Lynne Cheney, Sheryl Crow, Melinda Gates, Amy Grant, Dylan Lauren, Kerri Strug, Kate Voegele
The official philanthropies of Kappa Alpha Theta are CASA–Court Appointed Special Advocates – Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and the Friendship Fund. CASA is a national organization that provides volunteers for children going through the court system, whether from abuse, neglect, or foster care proceedings. A CASA volunteer, also known as a Guardian Ad Litem, serves as the eyes and ears for the judge, advocating for the child. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation provides annual grants to National CASA, scholarships and leadership grants for collegians and alumnae and funding for educational programs for the Fraternity.
President: Ashley Saldana
Hey there! My name is Ashley Saldana, I am so proud to serve as Kappa Alpha Thetas president! I'm originally from Maryland but moved to Jacksonville to pursue my Bachelors in Photography with a minor in Art History! Once I graduate I plan to attend graduate school to pursue my Masters in photography and eventually receive my doctorate in Archival Studies. My dream is to teach photography and art history to college students and to work as an archivist in an accredited museum or gallery! Joining Greek Life has given me more opportunities that I could have ever imagined, it's showed me how much I value philanthropy and serving others! My favorite part about greek life is raising money for not only my chapters national philanthropy but for the other Panhellenic organizations we have here at UNF! I'm so excited to see how large our Panhellenic Community grows this fall and can't wait for you to experience recruitment by going Greek!
Recruitment Chair: Brenna St Pierre
Hi y’all! My name is Brenna St Pierre and I serve Kappa Alpha Theta as the Chief Recruiting Officer. I am majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Leadership, in the hopes that one day I will be able to work directly with Theta’s national philanthropy, CASA. It is my goal to eventually go back to school and earn my Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration and become a Fraternity/Sorority Advisor. Being a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta has changed my life in so many ways and I am so excited to watch a new group of amazing women find their homes in our Panhellenic community!!
The Eta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta is the second newest chapter to join UNF. Established in April 2007, 87 women were initiated as the founding members of the chapter. Later that year, after Theta's first formal recruitment, 38 women joined the noble organization and helped to develop the chapter into what it is today. The chapter takes pride in focusing on one of the organization’s main values–scholarship. Kappa Alpha Theta supports their national philanthropy by hosting events on and off campus to raise money. The chapter is actively involved at UNF and in the Jacksonville community. Eta Omicron supports the community through the Angels For Allison Foundation, Relay for Life, MS Walk, Girls Inc., Daddy Daughter Dance and beach clean-ups.
Greek Awards, Top 10 Greek - Gina White
Greek Awards, Panhellenic President of the Year - Sarah Tolbert
2015 Guardian Ad Litem Community Advocated of the Year for the State of Florida
Greek Awards, Volunteer of the Year - Brenna St Pierre
Greek Awards, Top 10 Greek - Brenna St Pierre
Greek Awards, Top 10 Greek - Sara Gaver
Greek Awards, 2015 Continual Improvement Award
Greek Awards, 2015 Case Study Award
Greek Week 2015 Champions
Greek Awards, 2016 Chapter of the Year
Greek Awards, 2016 Excellence in Integrity
Greek Awards, 2016 Excellence in Personal Growth
Greek Awards, Top 10 Greek - Disaffiliated Sister
Greek Awards, Panhellenic President of the Year - Disaffiliated Sister
Homecoming 2016 Champions
Lipsync 2016 Champions
- Raised over $10,000 for Guardian Ad Litem
- Founded the Love Yourself Campaign
- Founded Guardian Ad Litem “Carnival” to benefit local CASA kids
- Greek Week Champions
- Raised $1,000 in 2 hours for Circle of Sisterhood at our bi-annual Love Yourself event
- Won Homecoming for the first time
- Won LipSync for the first time
- 1st Place in KD’s Philanthropy Week - Spring
- 3rd Place at Zeta Round-Up
- Won LipSync for the second year in a row
- 1st Place in Alpha Phi’s Philanthropy Week
- 1st Place in Delta Gamma’s Deck Dance & Philanthropy Week
- 1st Place in Zeta Tau Alpha’s Crown Classic
- 2nd Place in Alpha Chi Omega’s Bubble Ball
- 3rd Place in KD’s Philanthropy Week
- 2nd Place in Theta Chi’s Philanthropy Week