Greek Life Spotlight: Kappa Alpha Theta

My name is Channing Turner and I am the current president of the Gamma Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta here at TU. Our house is proud to be heavily involved in the TU community in a variety of ways. Our members are a part of almost sixty on-campus organizations, including TU Spirit Squad, Student Government Association, Society of Women Engineers, Asian American Student Association and Women in Business. Last semester, we had the highest GPA of all Greek organizations, with 21 of our 41 members achieving a 4.0. Theta was also recognized at the Greek Awards Banquet for having the highest attendance at TU Day of Service, and our members achieved over six hundred service hours last year.

That all might sound intimidating, but these are just the results of what happens when we are surrounded by people who care about each other. If you had told me two years ago that I would be leading a Greek life organization, I would not have believed you; however, due to the support and encouragement from my friends in Theta, I have been transformed into not only a leader but a better version of myself.

When I was looking for colleges, I was not planning on joining a sorority because I felt like I did not fit the stereotypical Greek life mold. However, when I toured TU, that attitude changed because of the smaller campus size. Going through recruitment was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It made the transition to college easier and I have created genuine friendships that are going to last beyond TU. Being part of Greek life has been one of the best parts of my college experience, and I encourage everyone to consider joining a sorority or fraternity!

Nickname: Theta
Chapter Name: Gamma Tau
Colors: Black and Gold
Symbol: Kite
Flower: Black and Gold Pansy
National Founding: Jan. 27, 1870, at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Local Founding: Feb. 23, 1951
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

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