Welcome to the Zeta Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at MIT!

Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter fraternity for women when it was founded nearly 150 years ago at DePauw University.  Today, Theta has grown to encompass more than 130 college chapters and more than 250,000 initiated members.  The national Theta network creates an opportunity for women to work towards our fraternity’s goals of social, intellectual, and moral growth. 

On February 9th, 1991, the Zeta Mu chapter was installed at MIT, and we’ve grown tremendously since then.  Our sisters are an impressive group of women even by MIT’s standards.  If you look, you’ll see Theta’s presence in many activities.  We are team captains, undergraduate researchers, and talented musicians.  We are Rhodes scholars, entrepreneurs and surgeons. 

To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure that sorority life was the right choice for me here at MIT but I can wholeheartedly say that I have made the right decision.  Everyday, I am impressed by the motivation, talent, and respect that my sisters demonstrate.  From doing problem sets in the basement late at night, to reviewing lacrosse plays in the kitchen on a daily basis, I am consistently inspired by Thetas who put all of their hearts into everything they do.  In the last year, Zeta Mu won the Kappa Alpha Theta Founder’s Award, an honor given biennially to recognize the most accomplished college chapter in the nation.

Thetas also spend time outside of the classroom.  We bond through service activities, formals, a variety of mixers as well as many informal hangouts and fun times.  Our centrally located house provides a wonderful space for sisters to live and relax.

At MIT, Theta is part of a vibrant Panhellenic community of six (soon to be seven) national Panhellenic sororities that comprise almost 40% of the undergraduate female student body. You can find Greek women succeeding across campus and influencing many aspects of the unique community that exists here at MIT.

I am beyond proud to call so many incredible women my sisters and so happy that Theta provides a wonderful community on MIT’s campus.  Please explore our website to learn more about Kappa Alpha Theta and feel free to reach out to me with questions or comments!

Theta love and mine,                                                               Emily Shorin                                                                           Chief Executive Officer                                                       theta-pres@mit.edu


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