Kappa Alpha Theta’s beginning can be traced back to some of the first female students at Indiana Asbury College. These women were looking for ways to make friends and find support and encouragement for their academic pursuits. Scholarship is more than just grades; it is education in general. Our chapter facilitates several programs such as the Leading Women Speaker Series, Theta Career Mentors, Theta tutors and more. As a chapter, we seek to provide education beyond the classroom that helps members to achieve their full potential as leading women.
Among the various awards our members receive each year from the university, we host our own Kappa Alpha Theta Scholarship Banquet each spring semester. Members that receive 4.0 GPAs are recognized, several scholarships are given out, and even professors are invited and nominated for awards by our members. Not only are our members award-winning, but our chapter too. Most recently, Alpha Mu received the Golden Kite award at the 2018 Kappa Alpha Theta National Convention.
Each semester, we send a handful of our members out into the Columbia community and beyond its borders to gain real-world experience in their field of study. Previously, we have had members intern with Heart of Missouri CASA, Goldman Sachs, Barkley, Senator Claire McCaskill, Macy's, Nordstrom, Prada, Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, Morgan Stanley, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Fox News, Bread for the World, Payless Shoes, Google and so many more!
With scholarship as one of our core values, Alpha Mu has maintained a high standing in the Sorority All Chapter GPA report throughout the years. Each semester, our members strive to keep this trend going. Additionally, we have members tapped into numerous secret societies at MU every spring. Secret societies are an important Mizzou tradition and students are selected for membership based on academics, achievements and involvement on MU's campus.