Our mission is to foster intellectual, cultural, ethical, and social development; to instill a commitment to lifelong leadership; to develop women to enrich the lives of others; to promote an environment of shared understanding and respect for values, expectations, and goals; and to sustain relationships that transcend the collegiate experience. Above all else, we value intellect, the pursuit of excellence, graciousness, respect, and the building and maintaining of lasting connections within the sisterhood and the Kenyon community.
Nickname: Alpha Tau
Founded at Kenyon: 2014
Colors: Emerald green and gold
Symbol: Anchor, yellow rose and white pearl
Member Dues: $334.50 for the first semester
Philanthropy: Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Pine Mountain Settlement School
Traditional Events: Fall and spring formals, dessert & discussions
The sorority is based on the Greek philosophy of eudaimonia - the idea that a good life is based on friendship, happiness, knowledge, and virtue. Through these four ideas, we plan to enrich ourselves, our sisters, and the community as a whole. Our sisterhood places a strong emphasis on the ideals of a service-oriented community through volunteer work and philanthropy. We welcome women of different backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs.
Founded at Kenyon: 2000
Colors: Cranberry, silver and white
Member Dues: $120/semester (payment plans are available)
Philanthropy: CROP Hunger Walk, Relay For Life, Humane Society, New Directions
Traditional Events: America Party, Apple Picking, Halloween Party, Parents' Night Out (community service), Fall and Spring Formals, Spring Picnic
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Theta Delta Phi fosters growth of its members by upholding the ideals of academic excellence, community involvement, visionary leadership, and social responsibility. Our core values, unity, honor, wisdom, courage, and sincerity are embraced and exemplified by our members. As the oldest sorority at Kenyon, Theta is committed to building upon the tradition of our past as we continue to grow. There is no stereotypical Theta - each sister is incredibly different, but we are all connected by the fact that we love to be together and have a good time.
Founded at Kenyon: 1987
Colors: Purple, black and gold
Member Dues: $110/semester
Philanthropy: Relay For Life, Earth Day, Wiggin St. Elementary, Harvest Festival, Holiday Card making for the elderly
Through a core foundation of sisterhood, Zeta Alpha Pi advocates the cultivation of the intellect and leadership; the fostering of positive relationships, individual and societal, through service to the College and the community; the embodiment of Kenyon College's values and beliefs, such as academic excellence; and the formation of interminable bonds which enrich the college and post-college experience and will be carried throughout our lifetimes.
Founded at Kenyon: 2001
Colors: Navy, blue and white
Symbol: Tulip, rabbit and opal
Member Dues: $200/semester
Philanthropy: Raise funds and awareness for Stop the Clot!, an organization dedicated to research of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Traditional Events: Highlighter Party, Zeta Formal each semester, Sorority Dinner at the end of each semester