Just as Greek life consists of many aspects, sisterhood is many things as well; it is the friends that are always there when we celebrate life's joyous occasions and when we mourn life's sad ones. It is the warm feeling that we each get when we see our fellow KT sisters. Sisterhood is never having to walk life's difficult path alone. It is more than a common set of Greek letters - sisterhood is an eternity of friendship, love, and loyalty.
The KT's were founded in 1909 at the sundial behind Old Main. Since the sorority first met under the light of the crescent moon, the girls chose the moon as their official symbol. Our sorority flower is the Talisman Rose, and our colors are silver and blue.
We lost our charter in 1975 due to a lack of finances and numbers; we rechartered in 1985, again as Kappa Tau. Since we have worked hard to make the KT name a symbol of our motto: friendship, love, and loyalty. In 1993, we added Sigma to our name, but still go by the nickname of KT. We continue to wear navy blue coats with our letters.
Friendship: As KTs we are always looking to grow and make new friends, and with our small size it's easy. There are no cliques of small groups within the sorority; instead each member can create a lasting, close friendship with every other member. KTs frequently go out to dinner, the District, and shopping together as a group. It is easier to plan social events such as parties or girls' nights that everyone can attend because of fewer conflicting schedules and a smaller number to accommodate for those groups with 60 or even 80 members.
Leadership: KTs believe there is more to campus life than Greek involvement, and we encourage out members to become involved with other activities. The KTs are active in more than 30 campus groups and organizations on campus. To help take advantage of opportunities around campus, we are proud to boast that even as junior actives our members can hold significant leadership positions, openeing the door early to other leadership positions on campus.
Volunteerism: Members of the Greek community are required to do at least three hours of community service per term. On average, KTs give approximately nine hours of service per member per term back to the community; frequently working with our community partner, Habitat For Humanity. Annually, we host the "Augie's Top Voice" talent competition and fundraiser to raise money for our community partner. This year we raised $300 for Habitat through Augie's Top Voice. Thank you to the judges, participants, and everyone who made this year a success.
Academics: Choosing to be Greek does not mean sacrificing your GPA. On average, Greeks have a higher GPA than independents, or those not affiliated with a Greek group. Our close-knit group allows us to form study groups, help provide or find tutoring for a member, and make sure that each member has time to study and do schoolwork.