About

27History

Founded by 27 visionary women, Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. was established on November 8th, 1998, at The University of Texas at Austin, as the Nation’s first ever South Asian Interest-Based Sorority. Although Kappa Phi Gamma was founded as a South Asian sorority, she has expanded the warmth of her sisterhood to any and all motivated young women willing to make a difference in her community and to uphold the principles that the sisterhood is based upon. The Founders envisioned a sorority built around 8 principles: Character, Leadership, Scholarship, Sisterhood, Service, Culture, Womanhood, and Self. Realizing the quality of the sisterhood could never be compromised, the Founders’ every endeavor thereafter was directed toward fostering these 8 principles and establishing a solid foundation for the future before embarking on plans for expansion.

 

Today

Each chapter and colony is engaged in programs generally selected in accordance with the following areas: professional development, philanthropic aid, Greek solidarity, education, health, the arts, and cultural awareness. Such involvement includes but is not limited to the following: Leadership retreats, South Asian Student Alliance, Relay for Life, National Conference, NAPA Conference, chapter/colony and regional formals, Be the Change, and Meet the Greeks. The topics of the workshops and forums that have been lead by Kappa Phi Gamma include but are not limited to: leadership skills, finance, cultural awareness, rape culture, women’s empowerment, business etiquette, GRE/MCAT/OAT/DAT preparation, resume building/interview preparation, risk management, hazing prevention, stress relief, healthy lifestyles, cancer awareness, social media etiquette, crafts, and self cultivation.

National Founders

Sarah Nalini Mammen

Aisha Waliany

Mita Haldar

Reema Anouska Biswas

Jalpa Sheth

Samina Chowdhury

Sumita Sheth

Anshu Sawhney

Meena Arora Gandhi

Sindhu Mariam Thomas

Bincy Jacob Puthenmadathil

Smitha Dawson

Leena Vasant Chaphekar

Anshu Agrawal Motwani

Hirva Doshi

Mitzi Chamakala

Gopi Patel

Jamie Sunny

Miloni Kothari

Teena Mathew

Yogita Mathur

Bella Desai

Rekha Reddy

Jaya K. George

Priscilla James

Roseleen Malhi

Divya Agrawal