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Kappa Theta Epsilon

Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc.
KΘE
The official crest of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority.
Founded February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)[1]
Houston, TX
Type Social
Emphasis LGBT and women's rights
Scope National
Motto Reach New Heights.[1]
Colors

     Plum Rose

     Sterling Silver[1]
Symbol The Swan[1]
Flower The Sterling Rose
Publication Beacon magazine
Headquarters Houston, Texas, US
Homepage KappaThetaEpsilon.com

Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority (KΘE) is the first

  • Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated Official Website

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority Fact Sheet" (PDF). Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated. 2011. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Sorority Overview". Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated. 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Diane; Monro, Surya (2012). Sexuality, Equality and Diversity. Palgrave  
  4. ^ "Sorority History". Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated. 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Sorority Principles". 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  6. ^ a b Edwards, K.D. (2013). Kappa Theta Epsilon: A New Dawn. Atlanta: KTES Press. 

Notes

See also

Philanthropy and Programming

Other symbols adopted in the early stages of the sorority were the founding tenets, flower and jewel. It was agreed in September 2009 that, for the first two years, development of infrastructure would take precedence over the initiation of new members.[7]

The sorority was founded on the morning of February 24, 2009 in Houston, TX. After researching existing organizations, it was decided that the group would adopt the letters Kappa Theta Epsilon (KΘE) to reflect its fundamental ideals. On February 25, the sorority's official colors and mascot were finalized.[7]

The founding tenets of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority are Sisterhood, Fidelity, Accomplishment and Service.

A New Dawn[6]

Sorority Establishment

From the year 2000 to 2009, LGBT rights took a leading role in the both politics and the justice system. Legally, the issue of marriage equality began to gain momentum, and laws criminalizing homosexuality were being overturned.[5] Kappa Theta Epsilon's founder believed that a group of young leaders could advocate for more equitable policies in both the legislative and judicial arenas.

The political climate of the early 21st century played a large role in the founding of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated.[3] Negative media portrayal of lesbians and gays, and the emergence of same-sex marriage as a recurring political issue, inspired the Sorority's Founder to consider a Sorority as a medium for creating change.[4]

Cultural Context

History

Contents

  • History 1
    • Cultural Context 1.1
    • Sorority Establishment 1.2
  • Philanthropy and Programming 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

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