Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and News Media

As a freshman, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether or not to join a Greek community and let’s face it, the options are numerous. Becoming a member of a sorority is a significant decision, as it largely dictates your schedule, activities, finances and social group over the next four years. In this article, we’ll dig a little deeper into the relation Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and News Media.

Everyone comes with different knowledge and opinions of Greek life. Some have sorority-affiliated mothers, sisters, and friends, which exposes them to vast information before ever arriving at college. However, chapters vary drastically between different schools, so this commonly creates irrelevant information and unneeded biases, which can prove detrimental during Recruitment. Others arrive knowing nothing of sororities, leading to feelings of confusion and naiveté among many people already familiar with sororities.

The freshman experience often proves overwhelming, fast-paced, and stressful. Within a short time, you have to learn to adjust to a new home, new classes, and new friends. Why add the additional stress of trying to discern what is true, what is false, and what is rumor when it comes to Greek Life?

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority maintains a policy of honesty and accuracy in its relationship with the news media. Because news media communications influence understanding and perceptions of the Sorority, it is essential that the following procedures be followed in news-media contact situations:

  • No volunteer, employee, or Director is permitted to speak with the news media on any Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority matter, either on or off the record, without prior approval from the Chairman of the Board and the Director of Public Relations.
  • All news-media contacts received directly by volunteers, employees, or Directors should be referred immediately and without comment to the Director of Public Relations. You should take the reporter’s name and number and let them know that someone from the Sorority will be getting back to them soon.
  • The Chairman of the Board and the Director of Public Relations will determine the Sorority spokesperson for handling each contact, and brief the individual, as appropriate, prior to the interview. See also this post about Kappa Kappa Gamma and the “Reading is Fundamental” project.
  • Following a media interview, the designated spokesperson will report to the Director of Public Relations, in summary, and provide a brief on the nature, content, and subjective impressions of the interview. Whenever possible, a member of the Board of Directors will be present for the interview.
  • The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for all news releases, news conferences, statements to the media, and interviews with reporters regarding all Sorority matters. The purpose and content of all statements to the media must be cleared in advance by the Chairman of the Board and the Director of Public Relations.

Recruitment Outfit Ideas

Styling a whole chapter for recruitment can be hard! Everyone has their own personalities so how can you look uniform, polished, fashion-forward, and trendy with everyone feeling like themselves? We have a great sorority recruitment outfit idea for chapters facing this dilemma!

There are Scarlet Tops that are perfect sorority shirt to substitute the regular Greek recruitment shirts and are an important part of your sorority life. They are great for all body types and it can be worn so many ways! The Scarlet top can be worn just off your shoulders while covering both of your shoulders, one-shouldered, or even as your favorite tube top! You can print Greek letters on the ruffle or a sorority script font at the hemline.

As far as accessories, keep them simple and style your outfits with how everyone does their hair. Braids are so popular right now, and you can do a million variations!  There are many easy-to-do braids to compliment your sorority recruitment outfits!