Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact our Chief Recruiting Officer, Margaret Trautner, or our Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Sanchez, with any questions!
For answers to commonly asked questions about sororities in general, visit MIT Panhel's website.
How can I become a Theta?
Every fall, MIT Panhel holds a series of events that constitute formal recruitment. During formal recruitment, you meet each of the sororities on campus, and learn a little about their history, their values, and their members. At the end of formal recruitment, you receive the opportunity to accept a bid of membership to a chapter! For more information and FAQs, see the MIT Panhel website.
What types of activities do Thetas participate in?
As Thetas, we pride ourselves in being involved in a wide variety of activities all across campus. You can find Thetas breaking it down in an MIT DanceTroupe performance, rowing varsity crew on the Charles, volunteering for Alternative Spring Break and Habitat for Humanity and everything in between. Theta sisters are members of the MIT Chorallaries, executive members of Sloan Business Club, and have founded clubs like MIT's Global Poverty Initiative. Thetas not only are involved in extracurriculars, many members are also involved in academic activities, like AIChE, UROPs, and associate advising. For a more complete listing, check out our activities page!
Theta sisters are everywhere on campus. Odds are, if you're looking for something to do on a Friday night, a sister has already emailed out about something she's involved in that she would love to share with her sisters.
How will being in a sorority affect my academics?
Sororities at MIT, and especially Theta, greatly enhance the MIT academic experience. The average GPA of sorority women at MIT is 4.3/5.0 compared to the campus average of 3.9/5.0. Many of our upperclassmen sisters are Teaching Assistants, Tutors, of Lab Assistants for classes and hold review sessions prior to major exams.
Does Theta haze new members?
Absolutely not. Hazing, in any form, is against local, state, and federal laws, and against the standards of Kappa Alpha Theta. Furthermore, our chapter has worked very hard to create a values based new member education program centered on learning about the Fraternity's history, and the history of our chapter.
Visit Kappa Alpha Theta's hazing statement for more information.