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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 at Kappapedia.

In early 1992, invitations went out to all of the National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Headquarters asking them if they had interest in making chapter expansion presentations at Furman University. In the spring of 1993, ten groups were selected to present at the university, with Kappa Kappa Gamma being one of those groups. Seven groups were selected and charted in 1994. The Furman Social Club for Women called the "Kappa Society" then became the Eta Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Kappa Kappa Gamma established Eta Alpha Colony at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Fifty-one members were pledged to Fraternity membership on January 9, 1994. Eta Alpha Chapter was installed on March 19, 1994, becoming the Fraternity’s 125th chapter. Epsilon Kappa, South Carolina, and Epsilon Mu, Clemson, served as big sister chapters.


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Eta Alpha Chapter Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613