Our founder Harriet Thompson (the wife of Minister Gordon B. Thompson) felt young Christian women needed an organization that would support and encourage them in their faith while molding the women to become our future Christian leaders. While Kappa Phi originated under the Methodist faith, it was later (and remains) a non-denominational organization. Our active member chapters are located on 26 college campuses with our newest chapter was installed at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Our organization follows a yearly theme. Programming ideas are provided for chapters to explore the theme through Bible Study, Service, Worship, and Fellowship.
While we have a Greek name, we are not associated with the National Panhellenic Conference. Two differences set us apart from them: chapters are not allow to purchase/own housing property and membership bids are not issued. Membership is open to any women attending college who believe in the work of our organization. National dues are paid to Kappa Phi national organization plus local dues as set by the chapter. (Scholarships are available to assist with the national portion.) Prospective members enter a pledge period of about six weeks to learn more about Kappa Phi before becoming a full-member.
Our alumnae remain very active in our organization, which creates a unique dynamic where our regional and national functions welcome women from ages 17 to 90! Our alumnae chapters are encouraged to take the active chapters ‘under their wings’ to provide them additional support and prayer. We take pride in being Sisters in Christ, Sisters for Life!
We would love to speak to you if you are interested in starting a new Chapter! Simply fill out the New Chapter Interest Form to get started. We are excited about the possibility of working with you and welcoming you into our Christian Sisterhood!