What is an Interest Group?

Kappa Phi Gamma has expanded to many schools but we are not yet at every school! If you are interested in becoming a sister you must join either through an existing chapter or colony OR by first creating an interest group! An interest group (IG) consists of members who are interested in chartering Kappa Phi Gamma at their school. Members of the IG must be collegiate students and be willing to go through a more extensive NMEP. 

Steps of the Interest Group
  • Learn About Kappa Phi Gamma! There are many sororities and Greek organizations. Take time to learn about our sorority and be sure this is the organization you are interested in starting!

 

  • Generate Interest in Kappa Phi Gamma! You cannot start Kappa Phi Gamma on your own. This is because once the sorority is chartered at your school you will be expected to do things such as hosting events which will be difficult to do by yourself. Talk to people who you think may be interested in starting Kappa Phi Gamma at your school. Create a group of interested members: this is the interest group. An interest group should have at least seven members. We highly encourage you to have more members because some people may not stay in the interest group. 

 

  • Contact the Executive Director of Expansion for Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc! Once you have established an interest group then you should email our Executive Director of Expansion at expansion@kappaphigamma.com Our E.D.E. will provide you more information about the sorority and the process of chartering Kappa Phi Gamma at your school. The E.D.E. will discuss your interest with the National Board and the sorority will determine if we are able to expand to your school. 

 

  • The Expansion Process! There are a lot of things which need to take place before expansion begins! The interest group must provide a dossier or formal application of intent and reason to start Kappa Phi Gamma at their school. Our E.D.E. will provide the interest group with the necessary documents and steps for expansion. The National Board will also contact your school administration to see if your school is open to the addition of Kappa Phi Gamma in fraternity and sorority affairs. This part of the expansion process can be time-consuming and requires patience. 

 

  • Approval and Mini-Rush! The sorority will host a mini-rush in your area once approval has been given by your school and all the necessary documentations are complete. The mini-rush will include a few events which gives the interest group an opportunity to meet sisters and for sisters to meet the interest group as well. Prior to mini-rush we strongly encourage members of an interest group to meet sisters by attending Kappa Phi Gamma events near your school!

 

  • Interviews and Bids! At the conclusion of mini-rush the interest group members will be invited to individual interviews for the sorority. The interview is an opportunity for sisters to get to know the group and further assess the potential of chartering Kappa Phi Gamma at your school. After the interview you may be extended a bid or official invitation to join our NMEP as a member of the potential charter line.

 

  • Potential Charter Line and Colony! Members of the interest group who accept their bids will then be referred to as the potential charter line of a potential colony. The potential colony will have a potential Greek letter affiliated with their NMEP. Upon completion of the NMEP the potential charter line will be recognized as a charter line. A colony will be established with the consecutive Greek letter that follows after our already established chapters and colonies. You may refer to our chapters and colonies link to see what your potential colony may be! 

 

  • Charter Line It is an honor to be a charter of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. The process of chartering is not easy and charters are required to put more work into the sorority than any other line which may follow. The charter line must cultivate relationships with other Greek and student organizations on campus. The charter line must also grow their colony through recruitment and the addition the colony's next line- the Beta Line! This line would be followed by the Gamma line and so on. The charter line is critical for the success and sustenance of a colony!