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How It All Began

On January 26, 1870, Bettie Locke and three other founding women held the first official meeting of Kappa Alpha Theta at Indiana Asbury College (now known as DePaw University). The college had opened its doors to women only three years prior, and these women were still making a name for themselves through perseverance, academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service. Bettie Locke was originally asked to wear the badge of a male Greek Letter Fraternity. She believed she was being granted membership, but eventually found she was only welcome to support the group. Bettie declined, and formed her own group: Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek Letter Fraternity known among women.

In 1959, Kappa Alpha Theta was brought to Arizona State University. Our chapter, Delta Epsilon, has grown to be one of the largest chapters on ASU campus.We strive to embody our core values of intellectual curiosity, commitment to service, personal excellence, and leadership. We focus on sisterhood events that strengthen friendships; we hold study parties to improve our academic excellence. Every day, we uphold the standards that Bettie Locke provided for us, and we are proud to do so. 

our values

Intellectual Curiosity

Leadership Potential

Commitment to Service

Personal Excellence


  • Highest GPA out of all active Panhellenic Chapters for 33 semesters

  • Five-time Chapter of the Year winners

  • First place in Homecoming week 2016, 2017and 2018

  • Scholarship Award and Bronze Kite Award winners at the Theta National Convention

Theta Info

Colors: Black & Gold

Symbol: Kite & Twin Stars

Flower: Black & Gold Pansy

Mission Statement: "Creating Leading Women"

Founders: Bettie Locke Hamilton, Bettie Tipton Lindsey, Hannah Fitch Shaw, & Alice Allen Brant

Fast Facts

  1. ​Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek Letter Fraternity for women​​ #girlpower

  2. Kappa Alpha Theta was the first fraternity to establish a chapter in Canada & at four Ivy League colleges

  3. Tory Burch, Whitney Port, Dylan Lauren, and Sheryl Crow are all Thetas

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