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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.


In 1918 members of the Alpha Gamma chapter formally petitioned for a Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter here at UNM. At the time there were 339 students enrolled at the college of those 16 were initiated into Kappa Kappa Gamma. They were initiated at the Sigma Chi house and the banquets were held at the Alvarado Hotel. The Grand President and members of the Beta Mu chapter installed the Gamma Beta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma on April 5th, 1918.

 For the next few years the Gamma Beta chapter lived in a rental house but because of financial hardship in the 1920’s it became custom for women’s fraternities to rent a dorm room in a residential hall and use this as a chapter room. In 1934, our first chapter house was built. In 1966 our current house was built where we reside now.