My name is Isabel LoBue and I am both humbled and honored to introduce myself as President of the Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma here at UC Santa Barbara. Two years ago I joined this organization and in that time have found a strong sisterhood founded on the idea of empowering women to strive to be the best versions of themselves in both college and the years to follow.
We take pride in how we carry ourselves as Kappa women in the world; we are a reflection of the powerful young women that founded our organization over 150 years ago. We embrace and respect each others’ unique backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. Seeing this chapter grow and change throughout the years to better reflect a changing society in which we value inclusion, diversity, and individuality has been very exciting. Despite the progressional changes in the landscape of Greek Life, we have always stood true to Kappa’s pillars: sisterhood, scholarship, and philanthropy.
These abstract ideas of the pillars of Kappa manifest themselves in concrete ways throughout the various facets of everyday college life: the late night runs to the Arbor during finals week, days enjoying our beautiful beach backyard, and most importantly the unconditional support felt at the times when college life gets tough. I can confidently say there has never been a day that I haven’t felt welcomed and loved by a sister the minute I walk through Kappa doors. For some, this unique experience can be hard to find, and I consider myself so incredibly lucky to be a part of it.
At the heart of our organization lies our academic and philanthropic pursuits. There are many structural support networks in place at Kappa to ensure that every girl finds success in her academic endeavors, no matter how big or small. That passion for academic achievement is even further embedded in our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, a charity dedicated to supporting children’s literacy. Through our members’ local involvement at IV Elementary School, we are brought together by inspiring excitement for literature in the children we work with. Additionally, KKG also raises money for the Robin Babbini Ovarian Cancer Circle, created after the passing of one of our members in 2006. Our annual Kappa Kapture the Flag event has raised over 25,000 dollars for these esteemed charities over the last 13 years.
As someone who comes from a small town far from sunny Santa Barbara, I can confidently say that through my membership in Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Greek life as a whole, I have found that same sense of a close-knit community that has truly helped me find my place here at UC Santa Barbara. Kappa Kappa Gamma has not only given me my favorite college memories, but also the confidence and skills that I will carry with me beyond my years as a student. I am honored to serve as President of this remarkable sisterhood, and encourage you to open your mind to everything that the Collegiate Panhellenic Council has to offer your college experience, in the hopes that you too can find your home at UC Santa Barbara.
Reading is Fundamental
Fight Against Breast and Ovarian Cancer
House Capacity: 39
New Member: F/W/S: $1,165/$755/$740
Live-in: F/W/S: $4,285/$4,040/$3,875
Live-out: F/W/S: $870/$635/$620
New Member Cost Includes: New Member fee and Per Capita fee to Headquarters, all House Board fees and all chapter dues, including technology fee, social activities and Monday Night dinner. The badge after initiation is additional.
Live-in Cost Includes: Per Capita fee to Headquarters, all House Board fees and all chapter dues, including technology fee and social activities; room and board (3 meals per day M-F, some weekend food)
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