By Guest Blogger Ella, Epsilon Pi, Regional Director of Chapters
Speaking for the Kappa volunteers in California, we are all lucky to have so many outstanding Kappa chapters nearby. We had wonderful experiences during extension visits at Chapman University and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. We’re excited that the Kappa family continues to grow!
The Panhellenic organizations on both campuses have voted to invite Kappa to colonize during spring 2013. I was so flattered to be a part of the team that presented at Chapman, and my best friend (and Kappa sister from chapter days!), Yvonne, joined the team that visited Cal Poly just a few days later. As anyone can imagine, we had lots of stories to tell! What struck me the most from our conversation was how impressed we both were with the Panhellenic communities on each of these campuses. The collegians we met in both organizations were real friends, and it was clear that the groups are infinitely supportive of each other. There was little air of competition or strife between them … just laughs, support and optimism about the future of each respective Greek system.
Each visit also included the involvement of active members from local chapters, with our University of San Diego and University of Southern California Kappas visiting Chapman, and the UC Santa Cruz Kappas visiting Cal Poly. The presence of collegiate Kappa women was so valuable, and gave the two Panhellenic organizations a sense of what it might be like to have the Kappa blue and blue represented on their campus.
Neither visit would have been nearly as successful without the support of our amazing local alumnae. So many Kappa women showed up to these presentations with incredible amounts of enthusiasm and support of these new colonies.
The collegians and campus officials we met during both visits were so inspiring and supportive. Having the opportunity to tell a new group of people about how amazing my Kappa experience has been was such a privilege, and I look forward to hearing about the wonderful experiences the future Chapman and Cal Poly Kappas will have!
We’re so excited that Kappa will be colonizing two new chapters at Chapman (Orange, Calif.) and Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) in spring 2013! For more information and to learn how you can assist these new chapters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.