Why Kappa Kappa Gamma?
Hometown - Fort Mill, SC
"Kappa gave me everything I didn’t know I needed... When I was lonely, it gave me loyal and true sisters. When I was slipping, it gave me endless support. When I was lost, Kappa gave me a place to forever call my home. Going Greek and going Kappa are easily two of the best decisions I could have ever made here at Furman! I have never experienced such an outpouring of love and genuine friendship! My new sisters accepted me immediately and have loved me greatly, and for that, I am immensely grateful. In short, when I ran to Kappa on Bid Day, I never looked back.”
Hometown - Asheville, NC
"My freshman year of high school, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that essentially destroyed any chance I had of a social life. Because of this, when I got to college, I was terrified that I would struggle just as much with making friends. However, I was ecstatic to have people I could count on after the first week of school - and I knew that these people would be there to help and understand me. When it came time for sorority recruitment, I was skeptical because I had honestly given in to the Hollywood perception of sororities. As the days went on, I began to realize how wrong that perception was. Bid Day ended up being one of the happiest days of my life. I had been content with my friends from before recruitment, but having dozens of people wanting to get to know me for me, not caring that I was sick or had a million dietary restrictions. These women of Kappa made me feel so blessed and wanted. When five of my best friends from the first semester also ended up getting bids from Kappa, I knew that this had to be fate. Kappa has given me so much in the short time that I have been part of it, and I don't think that I could've gained the same experience from any other sorority. It has given me everything and more that my illness took from me in high school - it has given me friends who I now see as family. I love Kappa because they accept me for who I am, and supports me when I cannot support myself. Kappas are friendly, accepting, kind, passionate, and truthful and I am forever proud to call myself a Kappa."
Hometown - Mount Pleasant, SC
"I went Kappa because it’s where I felt the most comfortable during recruitment, and it was the place where I thought I could be my most authentic self. I stayed Kappa ultimately because of my family in the sisterhood. From the very first day of Big/Little week and onward, I have been constantly overwhelmed with unconditional love. My GGBig who has shown me that I can achieve anything I want, if I work hard enough (and stay in Plyler long enough), a GBig who has been there for me through some of my worst days, and still manages to make them fun, and a Big who never fails to remind me of the strength within myself. Before joining Kappa, I sometimes felt as if my dreams were too big. In Kappa, I found sisters who support me unconditionally. The overwhelming love, loyalty, and encouragement that I found in Kappa is beyond words. I have sisters who will dance fiercely with me at functions, run a 10k for me when I just need to go home for the weekend, bake eight layer cakes with me, or just sit and talk if that’s what I need. It’s funny - last year I wasn’t even planning to rush (some would say I’m the last person they expected to go Greek), but I’m so glad that I did because Kappa has changed my life."
Hometown - Spartanburg, SC
"I went Kappa because I could tell it was a genuine sisterhood while I was going through recruitment and on bid day. Before recruitment began, Kappa wasn't actually my first choice, but I am SO glad Kappa chose me because I fell in love with this sorority and cherish the friendships I have made through it. I wouldn't want it any other way now. Kappa lets me be a leader when I can be and a follower went I want to be - I have learned through this organization how to use my strengths and improve in areas I strive to grow in. I have so many amazing women to look up here, to and many more to set an example for. I joined Kappa my junior year, but I know that a year and a half in this chapter will give me friends for life. My favorite memories from Kappa so far are dressing as a crocodile for Kappa Crush, eating at least 4 whole grilled cheeses at our philanthropy event, and screaming the Kappa Rap as loud as I could at the end of formal. I stayed Kappa because it lets me be part of something bigger on Furman's campus and gives me the opportunity to have a blast, serve others, and make amazing relationships."
Hometown - Grand Rapids, MI
“After being in Kappa for almost a year now, I can confidently say joining this sisterhood was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Like many women in this organization, I never considered myself a stereotypical "sorority girl”. Instead of limiting who I am, KKG has allowed me to grow and discover more about myself. The diversity throughout Kappa gives each and every girl the opportunity to be herself, and embrace whatever she loves. Our sisterhood is not defined by one certain look or characteristic, but rather made up of each individual, unique personalities, and traits. The diversity of KKG is what made me want to wear the blue on blue - and what made me stay. I know that my sisters will always have my back and support me no matter what. I like to think that Kappa doesn't define who I am overall, but my sisters and I make up what Kappa Kappa Gamma is.”
Hometown - Charlotte, NC
"I went Kappa because I connected with the sisters before rounds even started. I could tell almost instantly that they each sister was so caring and genuine in their interactions with me. In recruitment, things can sometimes feel fake, but nothing felt forced when I was talking to any Kappa. In KKG, I’ve found a true family that I cherish and love; I’ve found my best friends in Kappa and I wouldn’t change that for the world. Being a Kappa sister is something special and makes me a better person. My sisters have taught me compassion, love, and friendship. There’s nothing I love more than just being with my sisters, wherever and however that may be. I know that this sisterhood is one of the best things that happened to me.” Elizabeth Mangone