Kappa Kappa Gamma Clothing by Adam Block Design
In 1869, two Monmouth College students, Mary Louise Bennett and Hannah Jeannette Boyd began preparing to create a women's fraternity, dissatisfied with the fact that, while men enjoyed membership in fraternities, women had few equivalent organizations for companionship, support, and advancement, and were instead limited to literary societies. Bennett and Boyd began to seek "the choicest spirits among the girls, not only for literary work, but also for social development", beginning with their friend Mary Moore Stewart. Stewart, Boyd, and Bennett met around 1869 in the Amateurs des Belles Lettres Hall, a literary society of which the women were active members when they first decided to form a new society. Soon after, they recruited three additional women, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Martha Louisa Stevenson, and Susan Burley Walker, to join in founding the fraternity.
The six founders met at the home of Anna Willits to lay the groundwork for the formation of the first chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, later known as the Alpha Chapter. They chose a golden key as their badge and ordered their badges from Lou Bennett's family jeweler for their official debut. A formal charter was also drawn up by Minnie Stewart's father, who was an attorney in the state of Illinois. On October 13, 1870, the founders publicized their intention to organize as a women's fraternity when they marched into the Monmouth chapel, a public campus venue, wearing their golden key badges in their hair. Although the groundwork of the organization was developed as early as 1869, the 1876 Convention voted for October 13, 1870 to be recognized as the official Founders Day as no earlier charter date could be determined.
In 1871, the young fraternity expanded by chartering their Beta Chapter at nearby St. Mary's Seminary. The next year, the fraternity expanded again to Gamma Chapter at Smithson College and Delta Chapter at Indiana University. Though the Beta and Gamma chapters failed to survive more than a few years, the Delta chapter became the fraternity's oldest continuously active chapter (Alpha was closed in 1874 but later re-established) and contributed a great deal to the organization of the fraternity in its early years.
In 1882 Kappa Kappa Gamma was the first women's fraternity to publish a quarterly journal – The Key. Today, it is published triannually and printed through Watkins Printing Company.
In 1890, the Beta Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma became the first sorority at the University of Pennsylvania.
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We’ve been printing awesome custom designs for Kappa Kappa Gamma and shipping them all over the US and Canada since 2008. We’re never going to stop! Our Officially Greek Licensed Greek designs are of the highest quality, because Kappas deserve it. Every chapter we serve and each new member we meet makes us believe that ΚΚΓ truly aspires to be the best. These sorority letters always set an excellent example throughout the Greek community. If you need Greek gifts for that stellar Kappa in your life, be sure to check out BlockBuy! From sorority shirts to Greek accessories, we’re always adding new options to give you more variety. You can also request new designs and request to bring them back if they’ve already closed! Join the Kappa Kappa Gamma swap groups (here and here) to keep up with new limited edition links.
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