Hello, and welcome to mit! 

Congratulations on your acceptance and on choosing to attend such a challenging and rewarding college. MIT has given me invaluable experiences and opportunities, but the most important part of my time here has been building relationships with incredible people. After three years, I know that choosing to join a sorority has truly elevated my MIT experience by connecting me to a group of incredible individuals who have given me a new home.

During recruitment as a freshman, I enjoyed meeting women from every sorority, but I was especially impressed with the easy confidence, brilliance, and poise of the women in Theta. I’ve always believed in the value of surrounding myself with people whose traits I want to emulate, and I was thrilled to have found such strong female role models in Theta. After joining Theta, I found that these women were not only brilliant and impressive but also down-to-earth, funny, and kind. I love the fact that the people with whom I am best friends are also people I aspire to be. Theta has been such a significant part of my MIT experience; I cannot count the number of times I’ve tried something new or set my goals even higher simply because other Thetas made me believe in limitless possibilities. Even beyond that, at every stage in my journey through MIT, I have shared both meaningful conversations and blissfully fun times with these women I call my sisters.

Thetas constantly surprise and inspire me with their kindness, generosity, and support. I hope that you choose to participate in Formal Recruitment this fall and that you have the chance to find a community which you can call home throughout your time at MIT and beyond.

We, the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta, hope we have the chance to meet you and help you find your home.

With Love, 
Margaret Trautner
Chief Recruiting Officer

To recommend a potential a new member, please contact Margaret Trautner, our Chief Recruiting Officer, at theta-recruiting@mit.edu and complete the form found here


Chloe Thacker

Class of 2019

“When I came to MIT, I was looking for a group of women who could help bring out the best in me. In Theta, I found that group and so much more. Theta women make me a better person every single day, but they’re also my closest and most trusted friends. They’ve taught me to embrace failure, get back up and keep going. They’ve made sure that in the midst of stress and obstacles, I always remember to take a step back and reserve time for myself. They’ve helped me find the good in every situation. Theta women truly embody what it means to be a sister.“

Casey Crownhart

Class of 2017

“Theta for me means having a home away from home. I'm really close to my family, and coming to college by myself was tough; however, I soon found a new home in Theta. It means the world to me to have such a supportive community all around me to help me get through MIT, and I'm glad to return the favor for my sisters. I look up to the classes above me; surrounding myself with such amazing women is inspiring. I wish I could be half as cool as some of the women I've had the honor of meeting in Theta!”


Anastassia Bobokalanova

Class of 2016

"From the very first day of recruitment, there was something different about Theta's atmosphere. There was the sound of laughter, sense of comfort, and feeling of warmth lingering after every sister I spoke to. Even during the first conversations I found myself cracking up with some of the most animated people I've met yet, while having more grounded, serious discussion with some of the most thoughtful. Theta sisters appeared to me as confident and inspirational, while maintaining time for one another and for laughs. The unbiased friendliness I encountered at the beginning is now growing into sisterly love. I respect and love all the unique Thetas, and am proud to be a sister."


Noalee Harel

Class of 2015

"I chose Theta because I was inspired by all the well-rounded, high-achieving, yet down-to-earth sisters I met during recruitment. It was so easy to talk to the sisters in the recruitment room, and I never felt that I was given forced or rehearsed answers—I was pleasantly surprised by how "real" the Thetas who I spoke to were. I went into recruitment caring most about sisters' honesty, passion, and leadership; I found most Thetas had these values too based on our conversations about classes and extra-curricular activities. The sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta devote time to their passions, care about being role models and leaders across campus, and have also proven to be some of the most thoughtful, considerate, and loving friends I have at MIT. Most importantly, as a Theta I'm never trying to be anyone but me—my Theta role models inspire me to be the best version of myself while upholding my own personal goals throughout my time at MIT." 


Lindsey Osimiri

Class of 2014

"When I went through recruitment, I was looking for a new support group to help me through the transition from life at home to college. What I didn’t realize was how much I would get out of joining Theta! Sisterhood has meant that my 3 years at MIT have left me with glowing memories, even despite the psets and all-nighters. The relationships I’ve made have brought me so much joy and helped me mature into a better, more confident woman since I came to MIT. In Theta, I have found a home, a family, 140 different girls who make me smile, and friends that I will cherish until the end of time."