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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.

KKΓ at Loyola University of Chicago

Founded in 1870, Kappa Kappa Gamma is one of the oldest women's fraternities, and represents, at its core, friendship, leadership, and scholarship. Kappa values are regarded with high respect in each chapter across the country: truth, connection, respect, trailblazing, and knowledge. Kappa promotes a broad college experience in terms of scholarship, intellectual development, and self-growth, all of which our Loyola Kappas truly exemplify within our chapter and the larger Loyola community.  

Presence on Campus 

Founded in 2007 at Loyola, Eta Lambda Chapter has grown quickly into the largest Greek organization on campus. Chapter members are vibrant, energetic, and well-rounded women. Kappas at Loyola continue to excel academically, athletically, professionally, and in all other realms of the Loyola community. 

During the 2020 Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards, Eta Lambda was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Community Involvement and the Most Outstanding Philanthropy Program. 

Award Recognition

2013: At the 41st Biennial Epsilon Province Meeting, Loyola took home two of the eight awards, in excellent Risk Management and Greatest Improvement. 

2014: Eta Lambda is so excited to have received the Most Outstanding Chapter Award at Kappa's 70th Biennial Convention this year in Houston, TX! 

2016: Eta Lambda won the Best National Academic Excellence Award at our 71st Biennial Convention this summer in San Diego, CA! We also received honorable mention for the following: Recruitment, New Member, and Standards.

2018: Eta Lambda won the House Board Award and the Gracious Living Award at our 72nd Biennial Convention in Denver, CO! We also received honorable mention for the following: Academic Excellence, Recruitment, Panhellenic, and Finance.

2020: Sadly, the Biennial Convention was canceled due to COVID-19. We look forward to the opportunity to congregate safely with our sisters across the country.