Joining a sorority in college is a life-changing experience, but garnering an education is the top priority for Kappa. This is why each chapter is expected to maintain academic standards equal to or higher than their university’s or college’s all-sorority GPA. We don’t ask individual members to maintain a certain GPA due to the variances in course loads, but each member is expected to contribute to the overall GPA of the chapter.
If a Kappa struggles academically, we help her through it. The Academic Excellence Committee meets with her to craft an improvement plan using study tactics and time management. We want each sister to leave college with what they came for: a degree.
Acadmics are very important to Kappa Kappa Gamma. Strong academics are promoted through Academic Excellence Month, academic conferences, and weekly study hours. Hardwork and achievement are celebrated in chapter each week with "Wise Owls of the Week" awards. Furthermore, every month the Academic Excellence Committee puts together a workshop where members receive instruction on important skills such as time management, note taking techniques, study tips, and stress reduction.
Every Kappa is bright, talented, and capable. Multiple members of Eta Beta graduated as valedictorians of their high school, several are on scholarship here at Pepperdine, many have skipped grades, and the majority maintain above a "B+" average. Quite a few Kappas go on to graduate and law school, but all go on to be successful in their careers and future endeavors.