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 association of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today and continuing the Kappa tradition beyond college.
Delta Zeta Chapter and the Colorado Springs Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
In 1932 alumnae of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity living in Colorado Springs petitioned and successfully established Delta Zeta Chapter at The Colorado College. Delta Zeta's predecessor was the Hypatia Literary Society and alumnae of that group were invited to join the national one. The Colorado Springs Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, created then as well, has focused on supporting the collegians ever since.
The original Hypatia and Kappa House was located on campus adjacent to the quad of dorms at 1100 Wood Avenue. Expanded to include a great room, housemother's quarters and a kitchen, it was referred to as the Pink Castle as it was painted that color. In 1999, when the dorm area was to be expanded, the College moved the Kappa House in 3 pieces to its present location at 1023 North Nevada Avenue.
Supporting a Chapter takes many forms: a House Board to maintain the building; an Advisory Board to direct collegians in academic excellence and leadership roles; and an Executive Board to keep contact with the national organization and the chapter and the local alumnae members. Over these 85 years Kappas have held luncheons, style shows, teas, house tours, compiled cook books, photographed doors, sold candles, pointsettias, butter braids, French baskets, bedding plants and bricks, and redecorated the House more than once, all in an effort of support. That continues today. The alum group is very sociable; we like one another! We play Bridge and we Lunch out and we entertain with and for Delta Zeta.