Hello, and welcome to mit!
Congratulations on your acceptance and on choosing to attend such a challenging, rewarding, and fun university. For me, MIT has been the experience of a lifetime, and choosing to join a sorority has truly enhanced my time here.
During recruitment as a freshman, there were a few sororities that I really liked, but my gut was telling me that Theta was the place for me. After almost three years in Theta, I've realized what this gut feeling is. It's being surrounded by women that inspire me to be my best and to make an impact. It's knowing that the women I call my sisters are brilliant and impressive but also down-to-earth, funny, and kind. I saw in the Theta recruitment room women like the person I aspired to be, but also women with whom I wanted to be best friends. Theta has been such a significant part of my MIT experience- from upperclassmen who can give me advice and help with classes, to underclassmen to whom I can pass on my own advice, and sisters my own year, with whom I have made some amazing friendships, shared meaningful conversations, and had some of the most fun times at MIT.
Theta sisters 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.
Chief Recruiting Officer
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!
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."
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."
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."