Kappa Alpha Theta was founded on January 27, 1870, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. When Santa Barbara started out as a state college, Kappa Alpha Theta began as the first sorority on campus in 1942. When the school moved campuses and became a part of the UC program, Kappa Alpha Theta became the Gamma Rho Chapter and joined eight other new National Panhellenic Conference recognized groups in 1950.

our fraternity purpose:

The intellectual ambition of the Fraternity shall be the attainment of highestscholarship. The social aim of the Fraternity shall be to exercise the widest influence for good. The moral aim of the Fraternity shall be the standard of love.

our mission statement:

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumna experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for socialintellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.

letter from the president:

Welcome to Kappa Alpha Theta At UCSB! I am so honored to be serving as the current Chief Executive Officer of Theta, what is likely to be the most fulfilling and exciting year of my college experience!

As a first year student at UCSB, I was positive I wanted to get involved and join a sorority. However, I never expected what joining Theta would do for my life and my time here at UCSB. Whether it be a boost of confidence before a big interview, or hilarious moments eating leftovers and watching reruns, I will always cherish the memories shared with these women. My membership in Theta has provided me with my best friends, an inspiring, supportive, and intelligent group of women I will have by my side all my life. 

With the support of my sisters, I will lead with love and give back to Theta, in appreciation for everything I have gained from this sorority. Theta is truly the best thing that has happened to me here at UCSB. I know I will always value the lifelong friendships among these women and I will forever be grateful for the lessons Theta has taught me. 

As members of Theta, we value our fraternity's tenets: Intellectual Curiosity, Leadership Potential, Commitment to Service, and Personal Excellence. These Ideals motivate and remind us to make the most of our college experience, and I know I will graduate from UCSB a more well-rounded and happier woman looking forward to a successful future. I am extremely proud to be a Theta for a lifetime. 

I invite you to explore our website to get a better feel for our involvement at UCSB and the times we spend together! Please feel free to contact any of the officers or myself if you have questions!

Theta Love, 

Bianca Salazar, CEO