Belmont’s Panhellenic system has opened its doors to welcome a fourth sorority to campus as Kappa Alpha Theta recruits new members and prepares for the installation of the organization’s Eta Phi chapter. The organization, known as Theta, has three international aims – scholarship, social influence for good and a moral code of love.
“Belmont always looks to enrich the lives of our students through co-curricular experiences,” said Coordinator of Student Activities Sara Rochford. “As our chapters have been growing larger we wanted to ensure that all female students would be able to have an opportunity for involvement in sorority life, if they so wished. So we needed to grow our community to ensure access. ”
The organization is excited to welcome a new round of 120 women, both upper and underclassmen, who will be the first to “think Theta” on campus and has plans to instantly become a viable member of Belmont’s Greek system. The recruitment process began this week with Theta’s PR Blitz, consisting of informational tables and five sessions held during both evenings and convocation hours.
The colonization kick-off event will be Sept. 22, an evening devoted to allowing interested women to meet members of the organization’s Grand Council, local alumnae and college women from assisting universities.
Bid Day, scheduled for Sept. 25, will kick off a six-week period where colony members will be educated about the fraternity and will learn what it means to be a Theta. The colony will become a chapter on Nov. 6 at Theta’s Installation Celebration where members will sign and receive their charter.