Kappa Alpha Theta

Leading Women at the College of Charleston

Pep Supper!

On Friday November 6th, our chapter participated in an annual greek-wide competition called Pep Supper. This event helps raise money and canned goods for the Lowcountry Food Bank. There is a banner, food drive, and dance competition. We want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donations that helped our chapter raise over 12,000 pounds of food to give to those in need during the holiday season, which comprised over half of the total donations from the entire greek community!

Our Chief Panhellenic Officer, Emily Whisenant, played a huge role in informing our chapter about all things Pep Supper and encouraging others to donate to the cause. Emily says, "I've never felt that level of support and passion from this chapter and I've never been more proud to be a part of this amazing sisterhood!"

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Sisterhood Retreat

On the weekend of November 13th and 14th our chapter traveled to Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms for our annual Sisterhood Retreat. Our Chief Education Officer, Tate Moore, planned a fun weekend filled with bonding activities, crafting, movies, and yummy food! Tate says, "The evening consisted of Taziki's catering, scrapbooking our favorite Theta memories, bonding activities, and a movie night. I really felt that this retreat brought many girls closer together and strengthened our Theta sisterhood!"

Semi Formal

As the semester comes to an end, our chapter celebrated on November 20th at our annual Semi Formal. The event took place at the Harbour Club in downtown Charleston. The event was planned by our Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Steadman, and our Event Director, Julia Baldini. Everyone and their dates came dressed in their best outfits and enjoyed the music, dancing, and delicious food.

Water Mission

Our chapter's local philanthropy, Water Mission, has recently gone through rebranding and launched an open house event to promote their organization and their upcoming "Walk for Water". The event was a way to get the future "walkers" excited for the upcoming walk on March 12th. Our Chief Executive Officer, Meryl McCants says, "I am the Walk for Water Intern and I am planning the entire event! We are hoping for 7,000 walkers and $200,000 raised this year. The concierges will be Theta's who have graciously volunteered their time to advocate for Water Mission and the walk! They will be paired with walk team captains and will be their guide for any questions regarding the walk in March!" Water Mission has announced that the concierge program will officially be a Kappa Alpha Theta run program with hopes to have College of Charleston Theta's run this portion of the event each year.

Sister Spotlights

One of our sisters, Claire Kelly, organized a table in the center of campus asking students to write letters to be sent to military men and women overseas. Not everyone gets to come home to visit their families during the holidays so this was a great way for our chapter to send a special thank you to our troops. Special thanks to Claire for being a great role model and representing Theta!
Another one of our sisters, Katherine Lawson, participated at the College of Charleston's "Perfect Pitch" competition where she and her partners presented their business idea called "Dew". Katherine says, "Dew is an e-commerce site that unites local farmers to help them sell their products easier while also allowing consumers to buy food that they know exactly where it comes from (local)!" The business was created by Katherine and two other CofC students in the CofC accelerator, ICAT, in the business school. Overall, Katherine and her teammates came in second place! Congrats! For more information about Dew, please visit http://www.dewitlocal.com