UCSB Theta
UCSB Theta
The Gamma Rho chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of California, Santa Barbara

"Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. We value our history and our long tradition of leading the way for women's groups and women in higher education. 

Theta is a sisterhood of unique, confident, ambitious, and determined women. Our tag line—Leading Women—personifies those values and reflects the way we influence positive change on campuses and communities around the world."

-Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity


fraternity history.

Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. It was founded by four women at DePauw University. These women desired "full membership in an organization offering friendship and support," and on January 27, 1870, the first official meeting of Kappa Alpha Theta was held. 


theta today.

Since its birth, Theta has grown into over 130 chapters in the United States and Canada. "Membership in Kappa Alpha Theta leads women into a life of friends, experiences, and goals that they might not have had otherwise. Being a Theta leads a woman to personal excellence, offering her ways to become her best self. Our ritual, in fact, commands us to be nobler women, to lead ourselves to personal excellence and to lead others there as well. It commands us to set the bar high."