Kappa Alpha Theta - Gamma Pi

2239 Knapp St.
Ames, IA 50014

Theta’s founders—Bettie Locke, Alice Allen, Hannah Fitch, and Bettie Tipton—were among the first women admitted to Indiana Asbury College (now DePauw University). Being first required courage! They were taunted by male students and endured discrimination from faculty and townspeople. Each year the women had to overcome new challenges, yet they persevered. In establishing Kappa Alpha Theta, our founders created a women’s fraternity in which they could learn, grow, support one another, and be part of something larger than themselves. We, the members of the Gamma Pi Chapter, are proud to follow in their footsteps. Our members are athletes and artists, musicians and mathematicians, dreamers and doers; we play an active role in campus life.

Nickname Theta
Philanthropy CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. Today, there are more than 77,000 advocates serving in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates and Voices for Children. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped almost 240,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive. CASA programs can help a displaced child find the security needed to grow and reach full potential. "I am a Theta. I am for the child."
Colors Black & Gold
Symbols Kite
Chapter Founded May 8, 1948
Chapter Website
Chapter Phone 515-292-4872
National Founded January 27, 1870
National Website http://www.kappaalphatheta.org/
National Phone 800-526-1870
Kappa Alpha Theta - Gamma Pi
2239 Knapp St.

Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Dues: ~$3,000/Semester (Live-in Members)
  • Style of living: 1-3 person rooms
  • Maximum capacity: 56
  • Internet: Wireless available in all areas
  • Cable: Yes
  • Other Information: -A bed available in every room
    -Housekeeper and house mom
    -24-hour kitchenette
    -24/7 hour access to a full kitchen.
    -24-hour quiet study room complete with Mac and PC computers, free printing and copying
    -Free in-house laundry facility
    -Central air in all areas of the facility
    -Storage available for all out-of-state members
    -Bike rack
    -Parking spaces available to in-house members
    -Recently remodeled basement with a flat-screen TV, popcorn machine, and pop machine
    -Recently remodeled landscaping
    -Recently remodeled first floor
    -Out-of-house members welcome in all public spaces at any time
  • Freshmen: Can live in house if space is available