Kappa Alpha Theta’s Iota was founded at Cornell in 1881 and was the first female fraternity on campus. Because of distance, the charter was mailed to Ithaca, and the new members initiated themselves. Iota left the Cornell campus in 1965 after a policy disagreement with the Kappa Alpha Theta headquarters’ administration. In 1980, Iota returned to Cornell as the national office realized the demand for a chapter at Cornell. One of Iota’s most famous alumnae is Anna Botsford Comstock, for which Comstock Hall is named after. Theta is the only sorority located on West Campus and our current house was built in 1900.

Krista Schildwachter
National Website: www.kappaalphatheta.org
Chapter Website: http://cornell.kappaalphatheta.org/