The Hillsdale chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will send out the first edition of their digital newsletter later this month in order to connect with their alumnae and campus.
Junior Taylor Dickerson, Kappa Kappa Gamma president, said the newsletter will come out monthly and be named “Katch up with Kappa.” Dickerson said she plans to link the newsletter in the bi-weekly Student Activities Office email as well as send it out directly to their alumnae.
Claire Froman, Kappa’s alumni relations chair, said that the newsletter will help keep alumnae more involved in the sorority. According to Froman, alumnae had expressed interest in finding a way to keep up to date with events and happenings in the house.
“We have so many awesome alumnae and they love Kappa so much,” Froman said. “We want them to have some sort of connection and be able to return and feel like they still have a part in the house.”
Chi Omega also has a quarterly alumni newsletter called the “Rho Gamma Recap.”
Connecting with alumnae has recently been a priority in Kappa Kappa Gamma. Dickerson created the position of alumni relations chair last year while she was treasurer and filled both roles before becoming president.
While maintaining contact with alumnae is one purpose of the newsletter, Dickerson said she also wants to use the newsletter to connect with campus.
“It’s a good way to get the campus involved in Kappa because I think that’s something we have struggled with. Opening our house to campus, that’s what we’re focusing on during my Presidency,” Dickerson said.
Natalie Kent, public relations chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be in charge of collecting pictures for the newsletter. Kent said that the newsletter will highlight the work the chapter does for the children’s literary nonprofit “Reading is Fundamental.”
“A big part of why I joined Kappa was because of the philanthropy, and I think that’s a really great way that Hillsdale is involved in the community around us,” Kent said.