New Member Program
Kappa Beta Gamma educates new members on the history of the organization and the responsibilities of membership. The topics of the education program include:
History and Foundation
Loyalty and Fidelity
Charity and Service
We want each sister to finish the program with an understanding of the importance of membership as well as an understanding that Kappa Beta Gamma gives them a new place to call home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Freshmen join?
Caldwell University Greek Life Council Policy states that Incoming Freshmen or First Semester Freshmen can not be inducted into any Greek Life organization on campus. However, this does not stop you from joining us for all recruitment and public events and getting to know us. We would love to keep in touch with you throughout the fall semester and we hope you come back in the spring with the intention of rushing.
Are there any financial obligations?
All New Member Candidates, once pinned, are expected to pay $200 within their first week of education. This money goes to our international insurance and chapter expenses, and is non-refundable, even if you decide to leave the process at a later point.
What does it mean to be a New Member Candidate?
As a New Member Candidate you will go through a 6-8 week process that consists of education and trust building exercises. New Member Candidates will learn about Kappa history and be quizzed on this information every week.
How does recruitment work? Does everyone get a bid?
Recruitment is a week long, filled with events in which you can attend to better acquaint yourself with the sorority. During these events you will be interviewed by the President and New Member Educator. At the end of the week the sisters will meet to deliberate as to who will receive bids. Not everyone will receive a bid and a bid does not mean you are obligated to accept. If you do not receive a bid this semester, you are always welcome to come back the following semester and try again.
What are the requirements to become a New Member Candidate?
You must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at Caldwell University and you must be able to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.4. This is not only the sororities standards, but the universities as well.
Will I be hazed during the process?
Both Kappa Beta Gamma International Sorority and Caldwell University agree that hazing is unacceptable in the Greek community. You are strongly encouraged to partake in the New Member Candidate activities, but you are not forced to partake in anything you are not comfortable doing.