Joining a sorority in college is a life-changing experience, but garnering an education is the top priority for Kappa. This is why each chapter is expected to maintain academic standards equal to or higher than their university’s or college’s all-sorority GPA. We don’t ask individual members to maintain a certain GPA due to the variances in course loads, but each member is expected to contribute to the overall GPA of the chapter.
If a Kappa struggles academically, we help her through it. The Academic Excellence Committee meets with her to craft an improvement plan using study tactics and time management. We want each sister to leave college with what they came for: a degree.
Our Vice President of Academic Excellence, Lauren Stone, works daily to ensure that our chapter is getting the most out of the academics that Washington and Lee has to offer. We have recently instituted a study hall for the freshmen that takes place from 7-9 in the house. We also have pizza parties in the library during exam week to encourage everyone to study hard and rent out study rooms in case anyone needs a quiet place to work.