Bloomington Alumnae Chapter History

When eight enthusiastic women formed the Bloomington Alumnae Chapter back in 1894, little could they have known what a long and enduring legacy of sisterhood they were planting! Throughout the ensuing decades, our Theta alumnae have come together from every corner of the country and every walk of life to form unbreakable bonds of friendship... to laugh, love, and serve our community and each other.

The original alumnae chapter charter in 1894 required a philanthropic endeavor that would benefit the local community, which would in turn strengthen the fraternity, both locally and nationally. That small group of women quickly grew and in 1960 the alumnae chapter formulated plans for the first Theta Antique Show and Sale, which continued annually in Bloomington for 50 years and contributed thousands of dollars to local and national charities, with an emphasis on those that benefitted women and children.

Since the 1990's, Kappa Alpha Theta has officially partnered with and supported Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in order to impact the lives of foster children. Over the years, our local alumnae chapter members, as well as the collegiate women of IU's Beta Chapter, have contributed thousands of dollars and served as CASA volunteers and board members for our local CASA chapter. We are proud of our work so far, but we know that there are many more children still to serve.