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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.

The Gamma Epsilon Chapter received a charter on February 21st, 1919 and has remained on Pitt's campus since. After moving houses multiple times to accommodate the number of sisters, Kappas paired with another sorority on campus to build the house at 4401 Bayard.

This was a Panhellenic first. In 1965, Gamma Epsilon became the first Greek organization to share a house with another fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta. In 2006, Kappa bought the other half of the house from Kappa Alpha Theta and retains full ownership today.