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 sorority "Big Sister" from the pledge class above, weekly chapter meetings, new member meetings, and a general education program about Greek Life.
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.