New Member Program
The whirlwind of going through Recruitment, being extended a bid and then joining Kappa for life can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Kappa gives our new sisters a warm welcome by extending friendship and mutual support through our new member program.
The new member period is a time to learn about the Fraternity and educate women on the expectations and requirements of being a Kappa. Each new member is given a Big Sister to guide her through this new stage of her life. New members also attend a retreat to foster and develop the new friendships and connections within the chapter.
After Recruitment, women who have been extended a bid to Kappa will go through a six-week long new member period. This consists of receiving a Big Sister, weekly chapter meetings, new member meetings and Inspiration Period.
We use this time to help each new member adapt to sorority life and understand what it means to be a Kappa at Washington and Lee University. We want our new members to feel ready for the commitment they are making before Initiation.