Recruitment 2018-03-26T17:37:08+00:00

Below, find our most helpful resources for a wonderful recruitment experience – whether you’re a potential new member, a mother or an alumna.  Click each box to learn more.

If you’re a Potential New Member preparing for recruitment, download our guide using the button below for helpful information on this exciting process.

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Kappa Alpha Theta appreciates the efforts of its members who recommend outstanding young women for membership. The process of identifying qualified potential new members (PNMs) is a responsibility and a privilege that is shared by collegians and alumnae. Though a letter of reference is not required for membership in Kappa Alpha Theta, college chapters appreciate the introductions of qualified PNMs that references provide.

You may write a letter of reference if you are…

  • An alumna member of the Fraternity in good standing
  • An initiated college member of the Fraternity in good standing who is a member of another chapter
  • An inactive college member of another chapter
  • An affiliated college member submitting a letter of reference to her original chapter
  • An unaffiliated college member submitting a letter of reference to a chapter other than her original chapter or to the chapter on her present campus
There are two ways one may submit a reference form on behalf of a PNM.

  1. Electronically
    Some college chapters prefer that references be submitted online through Advantages are the timely, ensured delivery of the reference and the ability of the chapter officer to access the reference quickly and remotely. To submit online, follow these instructions:

    • Log in to
    • Click on the Alumnae tab on the left side of the screen.
    • On the right side of the page: locate the sidebar entitled Related Links.
    • Click on Recommend a Potential New Member.
    • On the right side of the page: locate the sidebar entitled Online Form.
    • Click on Letter of Reference and Legacy Introduction.
    • Fill out the form online, making sure to upload the PNM’s photo and resume. Click on the RRBC for the Nashville area, Alice Whitson ( Alice will receive an electronic notification that the reference was sent.
  2. Hard Copy
A Theta legacy is a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or sister of an initiated member. Step-relatives will be considered as legacies at the discretion of the Theta member. Collegiate Theta chapters are obligated to give special consideration to legacies, however legacy status does not guarantee a PNM membership in a college chapter.
Recruitment reference boards (RRBs) are in place to assist chapters in obtaining letters of reference. They are located in cities with alumnae chapters. The purpose of the RRB is to serve as a clearinghouse for all membership reference forms in the area. The board is responsible for seeking out and identifying PNMs who meet the qualifications for Fraternity membership and providing information to the college chapter by urging alumnae and collegians to submit references.

If a PNM resides in an area that does not have an RRB but she has a letter of reference written by a member in good standing, then the letter shall be sent directly to the college chapter where the membership advisor will certify that the information provided on the letter of reference is sufficient.

For additional information please contact Alice Whitson (