As you may remember from your own experiences, the transition from collegiate member to alumna can be a challenge. Sisters scatter far and wide, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma community our collegiate members once felt may seem distant as they begin their adult lives. Although this may seem like a scary time for our graduating seniors, we encourage our alumna members to take the opportunity to welcome these young women into alumna life. Holding a graduating senior event for collegiate Kappas in your area is a chance to celebrate their accomplishments and introduce them to the community, network, and benefits of alumna membership.
To celebrate graduating seniors, alumnae associations have hosted brunches, lunches, and dessert parties. …show more content…
This ensures that they will receive their issue of The Key, official Kappa updates, and announcements about leadership and engagement opportunities through Kappa. If possible, have a laptop or iPad present for seniors to update their information on the spot.
• Discuss ways to engage with the Fraternity after graduation, including volunteering, attending Leadership Academy and Kappa Leadership Conference, and joining an alumnae association.
• Describe the activities of an alumnae association, including the benefits of membership, reasons to join and ways to stay involved.
• Share programs and scholarships available to alumnae through the Foundation, like Rose McGill Aid.
• Explain what alumna dues (i.e., per capita fee) go toward (e.g., Convention and Kappa Leadership Conference expenses, printing and mailing The Key, Colonization and Installation of new chapters, etc.). This should be an informational explanation about how dues support the Fraternity, not a request for seniors to pay their dues. Feel free to use language like, “When you are able to pay your alumnae dues,” to show understanding and support for our seniors who may be burdened with student loan debt and worried about additional fees from the