Grand Council Connections
GCC: Alpha Psi, Beta Alpha, Beta Beta, Beta Epsilon, Beta Iota, Beta Tau
GCC: Beta, Delta, Mu, Psi, Omega, Alpha Pi
GCC: Tau, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Chi, Beta Nu, Beta Pi
VP Member Recruitment
GCC: Kappa, Alpha Rho, Beta Gamma, Beta Kappa
VP Financial Development
GCC: Alpha, Pi, Chi, Alpha Beta, Alpha Omicron
VP Collegiate Development
GCC: Lambda, Rho, Alpha Xi, Beta Zeta, Beta Xi
Immediate Past President
GCC: Sigma, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Theta, Alpha Nu, Beta Rho
VP Alumni Development
GCC: Alpha Delta, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Phi, Beta Mu, Beta Omicron
GCC: Xi, Upsilon, Beta Theta, Beta Lambda
Start a Collegiate Chapter
Three prerequisites must be met at a college or school of pharmacy in order to proceed with the colonization process to induct the founding members and confirm status as a KE Collegiate Chapter. The following steps are outlined in the Guidelines for Colonization of New Chapters.
For the full guidelines click: Colonization-Reactivation Manual
The first requirement is to meet AACP and ACPE accreditation:
“…school/college of pharmacy that is a member in good standing with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or is pursuing accreditation by ACPE, such as in the event of a newly established school/college of pharmacy…”
We need the approval and a statement of support from the Dean of the College of Pharmacy:
“…A signed statement of support from the school’s administration, usually from the Dean or the Assistant/Associate Dean…”
We need a group of ten (10) pharmacy students attending the said College of Pharmacy who are interested in being the founding members of the said Collegiate Chapter, have receive approval from the school’s administration and aware that they should also follow fraternal procedures required by the college:
“…The interested group, of at least 10 (ten) people, must receive approval from the school’s administration and must follow the procedures of the university in order to be recognized as an official organization of the university…”
Once these steps have been confirmed, we’ll take it to the next level—to initiate a one-year Colonization Period. We welcome new Kappa Epsilon Collegiate Chapters and look forward to hearing from you!
You may reach the Executive Director of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Collegiate Chapter is assigned a faculty Advisor by the Dean of the School or College of Pharmacy where the said chapter is established. The Chapter Advisor serves as a mentor and guide for each chapter throughout each academic year and is the cornerstone for consistency over time.
He or she needs to be flexible, open minded, objective and provide direction, when needed. An Advisor needs to be accessible and understand their roles may change every year. Chapters will naturally go through highs and lows. The Advisor, however, needs to recognize when additional assistance is needed and call upon the appropriate person, officers and members.
Past advisors have commented that the rewards of being an advisor come back ten-fold. This role can be very rewarding for advisors and beneficial for chapter members. The national fraternity recognizes the vital role chapter advisors fulfill and is grateful to our advisors for their service.
The information included is designed to serve as a tool for advisors to assist local chapters and fulfill the mission of Kappa Epsilon.
Role of the Advisor
The Role of the Kappa Epsilon Advisor:
• Oversee chapter activities and meetings
• Serve as a role model
• Advise, support and guide chapter officers as needed or when called upon
• Be positive
• Offer advice when called upon and critical during the decision making process
• Encourage chapter members to consider the pros and cons when making decisions and reinforce accountability
• Ensure that the ideals and policies of Kappa Epsilon are upheld
• Serve as a liaison between the national organization, chapter and college or university
• Ensure the chapter is meeting national report deadlines and fulfilling other responsibilities as directed by the national fraternity
• Ensure chapter is operating in accordance with university policies
• Instill and reinforce the need and importance of alumni involvement
Resources & Publications
National Office Mailing: These monthly updates to Alumni, Officers and Advisors are distributed via Constant Contact from the National Office and contain information relating to upcoming deadlines and current events.
The KE Website: The majority of resources for KE Members and Chapter Management are now available on the Fraternity website. To protect the security of the Fraternity, the majority of documents are available to KE Members only through the Tools Section.
The Guide to KE: Is a complete guide to Kappa Epsilon Fraternity that includes an overview of the history, national administration, collegiate programming, alumni programming, fraternity traditions, publications, national projects, scholarship programs, awards and other pertinent information.
The National Education Manual: Is a complete guide to be used during the new member education period. The manual provides information new members need to know prior to being initiated into the fraternity.
National Bylaws: Contains rules and procedures governing the operation of the fraternity.
KE Policies: Current policies that are in place to protect chapters, members and the fraternity. These policies outline our rules involving hazing, use of alcohol, sexual harassment and risk management.
Chapter Model Bylaws: A template for collegiate chapters to utilize when developing and/or revising local bylaws.
KE Recruitment Brochure: Highlights the history, mission, and purpose of the organization and benefits of membership. (This brochure is being redesigned.)
KE Chapter Report Forms: All forms required to be completed by chapters to remain in good standing with the national office are available for downloading.
Chapter Visitation Manual: It is the goal of the Visitation Program that each collegiate chapter be visited by either their Grand Council Connection or KE National Liaison once per biennium. The Chapter Visitation Manual is a guide to help chapters prepare for this event. Due to time and geographical constraints, some chapters may participate in a conference call in place of an on-site visit.
Convention Information: Information about each upcoming KE National Biennial Convention with on-line registration will be made available six months prior to the event. In addition, a re-cap and Convention Proceedings containing a complete summary of the national business conducted during the most recent KE National Biennial Convention is provided.
KE Jewelry Order Forms: Each year, our jewelry vendor offers new order forms with prices effective from December 1 to November 30. A PDF copy is available in the Tools Section.
Alumni Dues Invoice: The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Dues Invoice is a multi-purpose tool for maintaining KE Member Records and noting members who are interested in serving as a KE National Liaison, Speakers Bureau and writer for articles for The Bond.
The KE History Book: Complete history book containing valuable information about Kappa Epsilon. Many general questions can be answered using this publication. There are a few 75th Anniversary history books available for purchase; contact the Executive Office for availability. Plans are underway for the production of a 100th anniversary history book. Authors, contributors and editors are needed!
The KE Ritual Manual: Contains official rituals and ceremonies of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
The BOND: Is Kappa Epsilon’s official magazine produced twice a year containing fraternity news, chapter news, current events, articles about Kappa Epsilon members and professional news.
Kappa Epsilon Personnel
The Grand Council Officers
The Grand Council consists of volunteers that direct and lead the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity during each biennium period. Each officer is responsible for duties outlined in the national bylaws and is available to answer questions and provide direction to chapters, as needed.
Presides over the National Biennial Convention and at Grand Council Meetings.
Coordinates the planning of the next National Biennial Convention and oversees the activities of all National Committees.
Serves as an advisor to the President and President-elect and chair of the Nominations Committee.
Records Convention proceedings, prepares roll calls, record minutes from Grand Council Meetings and prepare correspondence.
VP Collegiate Development
Coordinates activities of collegiate chapters; serves in an advisory capacity to chapters, their members and advisors and direct the visitation of chapters; pursue reactivation of inactive chapters and assist the work of the VP of Member Recruitment.
VP Membership Recruitment
Serves as a liaison between Grand Council and collegiate members to recruit new members and educate them about Fraternity laws, policies, procedures, rituals and obligations of membership.
VP Financial Development
Coordinates and oversees the bookkeeper and accountant used by the Fraternity; and oversees the investments, fundraising projects, monitors compliance with the approved budget and guides chapters regarding financial matters.
Oversees the organization and publication of The Bond, the development of the KE website and implementation of other communications.
VP Alumni Development
Coordinates the activities of Alumni Chapters and serves in an advisory capacity to chapters, their members and members at-large.
Grand Council Connection
Each biennium, every chapter is assigned a Grand Council officer to serve as a liaison between the chapter and the national fraternity. This individual will conduct the biennial chapter visitation and be available to answer questions, help resolve conflicts and motivate chapter members. This person is an excellent resource and should be called upon whenever needed.
KE National Liaison
An alumni member appointed by Grand Council that resides in close geographical distance to a school of pharmacy, who will also serve as a liaison between a chapter and Grand Council. They will assist the chapter’s Grand Council Connection in receiving and reviewing chapter reports and may be responsible for conducting a chapter visitation or conference call. The local chapter may express their opinions, issues, and concerns to the KE National Liaison who will contact the appropriate Grand Council Officers.
The Executive Office & Executive Director
The Executive Office of Kappa Epsilon is located in Overland Park, Kansas, and is managed by the Executive Director who maintains all fraternity and foundation operations, coordinates various events and activities and serves as a contact person for chapters and members.
All listed resources and publications are available to the Advisor at any time. The Executive Director and your Council Connection should serve as primary contacts. When needed, any Grand Council Officer is available to assist the chapter throughout the year.
The Alpha Chapter is at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Our chapter was one of the initial three founded on May 13, 1921, by Professor Zada Mary Cooper.
The Alpha Chapter hosted the 40th National Convention of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity held during July 19-23, 1995, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme for the 1995 KE Convention was “Chill Out.” In addition to the Alpha Collegiate Chapter, the Minneapolis community also supports an Alumni Chapter. Each year in the spring, the two chapter join together to celebrate Founder’s Day.
Our involvement in National Projects include bake sales to raise money for creating and sending breast cancer care packages to young women that are part of the Youth Survivor Coalition, along with donating to breast cancer research centers. In the past, we have worked with the Girl Scouts to promote the profession of pharmacy to young girls through different pharmaceutical activities, such as compounding. This year, we are starting to work with troops again to educate young girls about a pharmacist’s roles in patient care through different activities.
The Kappa Epsilon Beta Chapter is located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha Nebraska.
Beta Chapter’s national project is breast cancer awareness. As a Chapter, this is our major philanthropy project, including participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an awareness booth and bulletin board. The Race for the Cure is a very fun and worthwhile event. As a Chapter, we participate along with our friends and family in the local run/walk. It is always rewarding to see so many people come together to support breast cancer research and awareness. Beta Chapter also sponsors Pink Day, which is a meeting held at UNMC to raise breast cancer awareness including a speaker and games. For Pink Day, UNMC students donate money to nominate their favorite teacher to dress up in all pink attire during the Pink Day meeting. All of the donated money goes to promote breast cancer research.
Beta Chapter’s other philanthropy projects include making fleece blankets for the Humane Society, making Christmas cards for local nursing homes and the Armed Forces overseas, and constructing Valentine’s Day boxes for children in the pediatric units of Nebraska Medicine.
Beta Chapter also hosts many social events each year including a trip to the local pumpkin patch, a holiday lights tour of Omaha, and a “Start of School” barbecue. Beta Chapter also reserves study rooms on campus to give our members a place to study and collaborate with other Kappa Epsilon Members. Beta Chapter was proud to welcome 20 new Members to the chapter in 2014.
As a Chapter, we are excited to continue to promote the profession of pharmacy while creating lasting relationships among its Members. Beta chapter is also thrilled to be sending two of its Members to the National Convention in Orlando this July. We are excited to collaborate with other KE Chapters to exchange ideas to continually work to improve and maintain excellence expected from a Kappa Epsilon Chapter.
– by Jocelyn Utecht, Beta Chapter President 2015-2016
The Delta Chapter is at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and located on the campus of the University of Montana in Missoula.
The Kappa Epsilon Delta Chapter member goals are to promote Skaggs’s School of Pharmacy and student leadership within the community, promote sister/brotherhood among peers and colleagues and to encourage academic success and professionalism.
A new touch for member recruitment, that we hope to continue, is to combine community service initiatives with rush events. During the Fall 2012 Semester, the Delta Chapter hosted a “PB & J Rally” rush event. Delta Members made more than 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and donated them to the Poverello Center–Missoula’s homeless and hungry shelter. Another community service rush event was winterizing the Ronald McDonald House. While working on site, Delta Members also cooked up a bar-b-que to feed both rush members and the current residents at the Ronald McDonald House. Our list of community service initiatives also benefits the Missoula Food Bank. In promotion and support of “Speak Out Against Hunger” during Hunger Action Month, Delta Members volunteered their time preparing family-size packets of donated grains including breads, tortillas, bagels and other baked goods to help feed needy families in Missoula.
In support of KE’s National Projects, increasing breast cancer awareness and research, members have collected Yoplait® lids and held bake sales with the proceeds submitted to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A new addition during the Fall 2012 Semester provided breast cancer screening information at a co-hosted Kappa Psi event and APhA-ASP health fair.
The Delta Chapter is dedicated to being involved with community service activities. We support the Ronald McDonald House by cooking monthly dinners and the annual construction of a gingerbread house entered into the Ronald McDonald House Contest. Last year, the Delta Chapter won second place in the adult category and donated the gift card prize to the Ronald McDonald House. The Delta Chapter has also assisted the efforts of the American Heart Association’s annual heart walk by providing blood pressure screenings and healthcare information; and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation walk through fundraising and hosting game activities for the youth.
The Kappa Chapter, located on campus at the University of Florida-Gainesville, is constantly working on giving back to our local community. We celebrate that our event calendar is ever-growing and the number of members
Kappa Epsilon Kappa Chapter was founded in 1939 at the University of Florida–Gainesville Campus College of Pharmacy. Kappa Chapter is constantly working on giving back to our local community. We celebrate that our event calendar is ever-growing and the number of members
Kappa Chapter supports breast cancer research through our annual events, including our annual Steps of Life 5k and our “Bowling For A Cure” bowling event. In addition, we work to raise funds to support the March of
Every year, KE Kappa Chapter co-hosts an annual student/faculty BBQ along with the fraternal members of the Kappa Psi Fraternity. The proceeds of our cumulative efforts benefit the local Fischer House. This event provides our chapter members a unique experience to get to know their professors and chapter advisors outside the classroom. Kappa Chapter continually encourages membership from inspiring student pharmacists and we look forward to expanding our membership with our fall recruitment. We are fortunate that our executive board continually reviews our current
The historical overview of the Lambda Chapter at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is being written and will be available soon.
The University of Kansas Mu Chapter has been upholding the standards of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for many years. This chapter has always supported national projects by organizing Breast Cancer Awareness events and by educating high school students about the profession of pharmacy through Pharm-CORP. Along with these national projects, the Mu Chapter has chosen to develop many community service opportunities.
On the national level, service efforts have focused on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and participation in Relay for Life. The local community has benefited from service at the Lawrence Senior Center, Ronald McDonald House and Harvesters. The Members of the Mu Chapter constantly seek more ways to give back to the community while promoting the profession of pharmacy.
The Xi Chapter at the University of Texas-Austin humbly started as a small pharmacy student organization called the Mortar and Pestle Club. Over the years, since joining the professional fraternity of Kappa Epsilon, the men and women of the Xi Chapter have created a legacy in fostering pharmacy student fellowship, promoting professionalism, developing innovative community service events and initiating pharmacy education outreach in the community.
Through student fellowship and social events, the Xi Chapter members have fostered lifelong friendships and support networks that will last well beyond the four short years of pharmacy school. Although Xi Chapter members enjoy engaging social events, our first priority, and source of our chapter pride, is our unequivocal dedication to serving our community.
Through interactive programs, such as our “Pink Out” awareness events that raise funds for our annual participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Xi Chapter is the campus leader in supporting breast cancer awareness. Our members understand the necessity of community outreach and its potential for helping people live healthier lives. With the development of an interactive Poison Prevention poster and presentation, the Xi Chapter has helped local children learn about the dangers of poisons stored in their homes and the unfortunate similarities to other common non-poisonous household items, like food and drinks.
Community outreach also involves our Pharm-CORP education program that provides opportunities to meet with high school students and share about rewarding careers in pharmacy. During these visits, Xi members talk to high school students about the practice of pharmacy and how the profession is evolving into a cornerstone of efficient and effective health care. With the largest membership induction in recent years, the Xi Chapter is positioning itself to grow as a chapter as well as increase its services and effectiveness throughout the Austin Community.
The Pi Chapter of Kappa Epsilon is located on Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Pi Chapter started on this campus in 1948. Fall 2018 will be the 70thanniversary celebration for this chapter. We are preparing a large event for this exciting occasion and are expecting many Purdue KE alumni to come and celebrate with our chapter. In 2017, the Pi Chapter was awarded the Alumni Outreach Award, so we are excited to thank our alumni for their involvement and are looking forward to continued alumni involvement. We are excited for various service events this year including Making Strides. Each year we attend Making Strides to honor local breast cancer survivors.
The Rho Chapter of Kappa Epsilon is on campus at the University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy.
During October 2012, we held a Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Week were the Rho Chapter hosted a cornhole Ta-Ta Toss, a Boob day bake sale with bra cookies and pink ribbon cupcakes, Yoplait Pink Lids yogurt eating contest, presentation on breast cancer research from a faulty member in addition to sharing her own personal experience of surviving breast cancer and a Drink Pink event held at a local restaurant with specialty drinks and a raffle donating all proceeds to the Young Survival Coalition. Throughout the week we offered 4 raffle baskets were all were welcome to buy tickets for a Movie Theatre Basket, Think Pink Basket, Best of Cincinnati Basket and a Gift Cards Galore Basket. We also establishing a running team, fund raise and participate in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure each year.
Girls on The Run is a program for pre-adolescent girls aimed towards promoting creativity, responsibility, enthusiasm, open-mindedness and beauty in a fun and healthy way through an educational running program. We partnered up with a local school to be running buddies with the girls in the school’s program for the 5K race and to fund raise for two scholarships in their program. Following the Girls on The Run, we hosted a table that offered bracelets, hair-ties, nail stickers and rings for the girls who participated in The Run. We also hosted a Power Toss game to show their strength and creativity; and a Guessing game which the girls (and their brothers) were asked to determine whether the name we held up was a Drug or a Pokemon.
A Home for the Holidays is a program were we go-all-out to involve the entire school for both students and staff. A Christmas tree is set-up in the main office lobby with ornaments of gift ideas from the family we adopt to help out for the holiday season from The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul Neighbors helping Neighbors.
We also hold a Mr. Pharmacy Competition for all the male members of the school to participate. Our events include White Coat Attire, Talent, Counting Contest and a Q & A session. It is always a great laugh and a lot of fun, especially to cheer for the guys who are representing your own class.
We are excited for this upcoming year to start up some of the great ideas that were shared at this year’s biennial National Convention in Richmond.
The historical overview of the Sigma Chapter at the University of Arizona is being written and will be available soon.
Tau Chapter was established in Richmond at the Medical College of Virginia on March 20, 1953. What started as a small chapter of female pharmacy students has now grown into a chapter of over 80 active members. It is our mission to build professional relationships, further the profession of pharmacy, and reach out to our community. Tau Chapter is dedicated to enhancing professional development, fostering leadership, and emphasizing the high scholastic achievement of our members. Our chapter raises funds in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Young Survival Coalition through fundraisers like our annual Skate for the Cure, an 80’s themed, roller-skating event. Tau chapter also participates in several service events throughout the Richmond community. We make gift bags for breast cancer patients at Massey Cancer Center, participate in Relay for Life, and provide breast cancer and cervical cancer education at local health fairs.
Other community service events that we participate in include the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk and providing for families in need during the holiday season by donating Christmas gifts for their children. We are also dedicated to furthering the profession of pharmacy by participating and growing our Pharmacy Career Opportunity Recruitment Project (Pharm-CORP) Program, a Kappa Epsilon National Project. This program has allowed us to interact with several local student groups and public schools in the Greater Richmond Area to provide information and interactive activities on how to take the path to pharmacy school. We look forward to continuing the efforts of those who have come before us and living up to the rich legacy of our chapter in fulfilling the mission of our fraternity and enjoying the enriching experiences membership in Kappa Epsilon affords.
Kappa Epsilon is a co-ed professional pharmacy fraternity, whose mission is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment. The fraternity was founded in 1921 and the UH chapter, Upsilon, was formed in 1953. KE is philanthropically focused with breast and ovarian cancer and brings awareness through various events such as Awareness Week, and the Susan G. Komen Fun Run
The Chi Chapter from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, is continually gaining new members and incorporating new ideas into our yearly calendar. Our pre-pharmacy membership is remaining steady around 25 members annually and our professional membership is about the same.
During the past year, we have tried some new ideas but also continued some of our well-known projects. We continue to do both Fall and Spring recruitment which makes for a busy start to each semester. Some of our more well-known projects include assembling breast cancer baskets in October and delivering them to local cancer patients, hosting an all-pharmacy holiday party for the entire College of Pharmacy students and faculty and fundraising to continue to pursue new projects. We have been helping with the Brookings Backpack Project which sacks lunches for elementary students that may otherwise not have nourishment over the weekend away from school. Currently, the program is serving nearly 450 students in the Brookings community.
In recent years we have helped with a program called Success Academy in which middle school students from a local Indian Reservation come for an afternoon to learn about pharmacy and science. That program unfortunately got cut from SDSU, so instead we are in the works of planning a new program called Junior Chem Day in which 60 high school juniors will attend a day of three different mock labs. We are working closely with the department of pharmaceutical sciences and the chemistry department to make this a very eventful and enjoyable day for them and encourage them to pursue a college degree.
Overall, the Chi Chapter Members are working hard to make a great name for Kappa Epsilon and keep reaching out to our local communities to make them more aware of what the profession of pharmacy has to offer.
The historical overview of the Psi Chapter at Ohio Northern University is being written and will be available soon.
The Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has eagerly participated in Breast Cancer Awareness and Pharm-CORP. Fundraisers normally include bake sales, raffle ticket sales, Chiefs football ticket sales and bowling tournaments. All fundraisers fruitfully raise money to donate to our local organization of choice, Young Survivor Coalition of Kansas City. For our Pharm-CORP service project, members volunteer to present the “Pharmacy as a Profession” program at several area Kansas City high schools.
Other community service events include volunteering at the Shared Care Free Clinic of Jackson County, Community Blood Center Blood Drive, Ronald McDonald House, donating food to and helping at Harvesters and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Omega Chapter has received several awards. Most recently we received the National Project Service Excellence Award 2009-2011 and the Outstanding Chapter–Honorable Mention in recognition of excellence for 2009-2010.
There have always been many rush events planned at the beginning of every school year to maintain Kappa Epsilon on campus. Pledge in and initiation ceremonies followed by “Big Sib/Little Sib” night initiates new members into the fraternity. These events help members with KE tasks and pharmacy school classwork, as well.
Social events are always included throughout the school year. Social hours at local restaurants, attending Chiefs games, annual Christmas parties, attending roller derby matches, painting ceramics and meeting at Dave and Busters to play games, to name a few. Included as a social event, is the annual KE Founder’s Day, usually held towards the middle of the spring semester and reflects upon the Omega Chapter history while bringing together current members and alumni.
Recently we started a Kappa Epsilon Community Service Scholarship of $500 to be awarded to one outstanding Omega Chapter member every fall. To date, there have been two worthy scholarship recipients.
The historical overview of the Alpha Beta Chapter at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is being written and will be available soon.
The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Epsilon started under the name “The Pill and Tile Club” with the assistance of Madeline Occhipinti and Dr. Austin A Dodge, Assistant Dean of the Pharmacy School. The club eventually disintegrated but reappeared in 1959 as the Jo Johnson Club and petitioned for Kappa Epsilon affiliation. On March 12, 1960, the club became the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Epsilon. Mrs. Josephine Suber, the faculty member for whom the club was originally named, and Miss Alta Ray Gault, a faculty member and long-time Chapter Advisor guided the organization and growth of the chapter. Since 1960 there have been several faculty advisors for the chapter. Our current advisor is Dr. Rachel Robinson, Director of Drug Information Services at the school.
The Alpha Gamma Chapter donates to Interfaith Compassion Ministries, Oxford Medical Ministries, the Ronald McDonald House, Oxford Food Pantry, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Annual philanthropic events are hosted in order to give to these organizations dear to the Alpha Gamma’s hearts. Such annual events include the Bake Sale for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Womanless Beauty Pageant and a Halloween Party.
The entire pharmacy school is involved with these events, including faculty and staff. The faculty and staff can always be counted on to purchase homemade brownies, cookies and cake pops sold in the student lounge during the bake sale. They can always be counted on to purchase tickets, attend and participate in the costume contest at the Halloween Party. They even host and judge the Womanless Beauty Pageant! These philanthropic events not only help support some of Oxford’s and this country’s worthiest causes, but also bring the entire pharmacy school closer together by attracting participation from the entire pharmacy school population.
Not only are these Kappa Epsilon’s heavily involved within the pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi, but they are also participate in city events and throughout the community of Oxford. The chapter members volunteer at Oxford Medical Ministries and show their appreciation for the town’s local pharmacists by bringing them bagels and orange juice for breakfast–the Pharmacy Appreciation Bagel Breakfast. The chapter members deliver the bagels and orange juice to every pharmacy in Oxford. No pharmacist or pharmacy is ever left behind.
The Alpha Gamma Chapter strives everyday to maintain the prestigious name of Kappa Epsilon, known nationally. As members, we are extremely proud and honored to be a part of this pharmacy fraternity and sisterhood, whose ultimate goal is to promote women in the field of pharmacy.
The Alpha Delta Chapter is on the campus of Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alpha Delta Chapter was inducted May 20, 1960 and has been growing within the community and as sisters ever since. Today, we have more than 50 active members and look forward to growing with our new pledge class each spring. Our goals are to promote women in the pharmacy profession, raise money and awareness for breast cancer and serve the community through many service events.
We are proud of our involvement in support of KE’s National Program, increasing breast cancer awareness. For the past couple years our sisters have been involved with YSC Tour de Pink, a bike ride and 5K to raise funds and provide support for the Young Survivor Coalition that assists young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Many sisters and our chapter faculty advisor ran in the 5K-run, as well as many other sisters volunteered throughout the event. We have also held many fundraising events for breast cancer including selling adorable breast cancer T-shirts, fashionable “Fight for a Cure” sunglasses and deliciously pink cookies.
While the Alpha Delta Chapter prides ourselves in our many community involvements, we also promote sisterhood, service events with other fraternities and other initiatives hosted by student organizations to further unite the College of Pharmacy as a whole. In early October, we hosted a dinner for the entire student body at The Cheesecake Factory to meet the new P1 class and provide information on breast cancer.
As the Alpha Delta Chapter continues to grow professionally and as sisters, we will continue to promote and live by the standards of Kappa Epsilon.
Founded in 1921, the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for over 80 years through supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts.
The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Epsilon was inducted on October 15, 1960. Alpha Epsilon is heavily involved with main campus and the community. We support Breast Cancer Awareness, service to the community and network with students. The Members of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter look forward to hosting the annual School of Pharmacy Family Day, as well as a variety of social events throughout the year.
As our National Project, we support Breast Cancer Awareness. We lend our support through participating in events such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and various fundraisers throughout the year to support the cause. We also host a Breast Cancer Dinner to celebrate the victory of many breast cancer survivors and invite them to speak about their experiences.
As a Chapter and group of future healthcare professionals, our goal is to continue moving forward and increase our involvement with the community and participation in various health fairs and educational events.
The Alpha Theta Chapter at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences currently has 40 active members. In the past two years, we have gained many new wonderful members, and we hope to continue to grow in size. We enjoy fun socials like Bring Your Own Pumpkin (BYOP), Christmas Ornament Exchange, and Taco Tuesdays. We also love to help serve our community and philanthropy through free health screenings, Race For the Cure, and bright Pink workshops. This year we are trying a new philanthropy event, with a raffle, at Bark Bar in Little Rock, Arkansas, and hope to bring in more funds to donate to breast and ovarian cancer research. Alpha Theta has become a strong chapter, and we hope we can continue to stay a close knit chapter as we gain more members this fall.
The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Kappa Epsilon is located at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Our most successful National Project is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Week. During the past two consecutive years, we have raised over $1,000 to donate to Susan G. Komen. Breast Cancer Awareness Week culminates with both new and prospective members participating in the Walk for Life in Columbia, South Carolina. Members also participate in other service projects during each meeting which have included making capes and tutus for a local children’s home, bookmarks for a nursing home and emergency contact cards for our fellow students. Last year, we implemented an annual KE Service Award, which is awarded to a SCCP student who has exhibited the most dedication to service over the past year.
We host multiple social events throughout the year including potluck dinners and attending sporting events. In recent years, the size of our chapter has greatly increased. The Alpha Lambda chapter was proud to welcome 22 new KE Members during the 2012-2013 school year. Today, the Alpha Lambda Chapter celebrates a group of 63 collegiate members.
The historical overview of the Alpha Nu Chapter at Xavier University is being written and will be available soon.
The Alpha Xi Chapter was chartered February 13, 1971, on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Since its induction, KE Members have been very active both on the campus and throughout the community.
During the Spring of 2014, the Alpha Xi Chapter celebrated their largest intake with 42 new sisters who have already made diligent efforts creating a positive impact benefiting the College of Pharmacy, FAMU campus and the surrounding community.
The Alpha Xi Sisters have embraced various opportunities to give back to the campus of Florida A&M University. The lovely ladies of the Alpha Xi have hosted and participated in numerous projects. To name a few. The FAMU College of Pharmacy Annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon. “Speak Your Heart Out,” a poetry event for students to find ways to release stress and feelings thru the spoken word. Hosted mock interviews and a Pre-Admissions Tips Workshop for pre-pharm students planning to attend pharmacy school. A dining etiquette seminar for women attending the FAMU College of Pharmacy.
To promote KE’s National Project for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Alpha Xi Chapter hosted an event entitled, “KE taKEs over Genghis Grill.” KE Members prepared an informational table and interactive board at the entry point of the Genghis Grill Restaurant for customers to learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness. KE Members were on site to answer questions and greet customers coming and going. A portion of the funds collected during the event was donated to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at FAMU. In addition, the Alpha Xi Chapter participated in the 12-hour Relay For Life, walking for breast cancer survivors and those who has past away. KE Members raised $500 from food sales and donations over a three week-period and won the Relay For Life tent decoration competition. The KE Jean Day is hosted by Alpha Xi Chapter for students attend the FAMU College of Pharmacy. The KE Jean Day allows pharmacy students who purchase a pink breast cancer ribbon to wear jeans for a day. Designated by the College, the KE Jean Day overrides the the mandatory professional dress code which prohibits jeans being worn to class.
KE Members attend the “Friday on the Set” day hosted by the FAMU Student Union. The “Friday on the Set” day, held each month, allows vendors to sell their wares on campus including clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, food and music. This popular event draws students throughout the university. During the “Friday on the Set” day, KE Members provide a display with visual aids to educate students about HIV, breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease prevention and provide free campus meal plans.
In the community, the Alpha Xi Chapter has established a wonderful relationship with the Miracle Hill Nursing Home. All KE Members enjoy regularly scheduled weekend visits to play games, visit with residents and provide toiletries those in need.
Pharm-CORP (the Pharmacy Career Opportunity Recruitment Project) is another KE National Project. During the Spring 2014 Semester, Alpha Xi Chapter Members visited two local high schools to give interactive presentations on pharmacy as a career, professional development, the importance of performing well and being active at the high school level. Members were able to reach and encourage sixty students through the project. Paying it forward by investing in our youth.
We are proud of our involvement in support of KE’s National Projects, increasing breast cancer awareness and reaching the youth through Pharm-CORP. As the Alpha Xi Chapter continues to grow professionally and as Sisters, we will continue to promote and live by the motto, mission and expectations of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Looking ahead. Plans are underway to host a tea during the Fall 2014 for KE Alumni who reside in the Tallahassee area. This effort dubbed, the KE Alumni Round-up, is designed to encourage, at least “42” KE Alumni, to reactivate their national KE membership before the 2015 Convention. The Officers, Advisors and Members of the Alpha Xi Chapter look forward to KE’s 50th National Convention to be held July 2015. A Golden Celebration in Orlando, Florida.
The Alpha Omicron chapter, at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in May of 1980. The chapter originated as the Digamma Gamma chapter in 1972 and was founded by Evelyn Becker, who was a well-loved biology teacher who retired within the last 5 years. Today the chapter is comprised of around 100 female students.
In the fall, the Alpha Omicron chapter hosts an ovarian and breast cancer awareness week. The week consists of fundraising events such as yard games, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale. Speakers from the St. Louis Area and Bright Pink are brought in to educate the campus on ovarian and breast cancer. In the spring of 2014, the Chapter started a week dedicated to organ donation, after the passing of a sister, Morgan Ciota. The Chapter annually works with Morgan’s mother and Donate Life to encourage the campus to sign up to become an organ donor.
Alpha Omicron volunteers at Ronald McDonald House, Food Outreach, and Siteman Cancer Center throughout each semester. On Saturday mornings at Ronald McDonald House, members will cook breakfast for about eighty people. Those that utilize the house are families that have children staying at Children’s Hospital for long periods of time. Kappa Epsilon happily provides a home-cooked breakfast for them. When members are not at the Ronald McDonald House, they are volunteering at Food Outreach, which is a facility that provides healthy, balanced meals for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. On a typical morning, volunteers will pack over 1,000 meal items. Members do not only limit themselves to volunteering on weekends but also make time during their busy schedules on various Tuesdays to visit and deliver carnation flowers to patients undergoing chemotherapy at Siteman Cancer Center.
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The historical overview of the Alpha Pi Chapter at Howard University is being written and will be available soon.
The historical overview of the Alpha Rho Chapter at Campbell University is being written and will be available soon.
In February of 1999, Associate Dean Bricker, now Dean Bricker, gave permission to start a Kappa Epsilon Chapter at Duquesne University. By the first meeting, 28 girls were elected officers and the girls started on the chartering process. Later on, a “Meet theSisters” social was held and 27 more girls decided to join. Before receiving a charter the girls were required to complete a service/national, fundraiser, social, and professional projects. After completing the requirements on October 17, 1999, the Alpha Phi chapter had the largest chartering class, a total of 55 girls. They also completed the process in only 9 months as compared to the normal one year chartering period.
Alpha Phi Chapter has many events in which the members can participate. Every October, the annual Breast Cancer Luncheon is held with a campus-wide t-shirt sale where all proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen and other charities that help promote women’s health. Other events include special dinners, lunches, ice cream socials, gatherings before meetings, sister masses at the Duquesne Chapel and formals. Service projects include food drives, clothes drives, collections to send supplies to under developed countries, a PCAT review for the pre-professional students, service at the local food back and volunteering at Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.
The historical overview of the Alpha Chi Chapter at Shenandoah University is being written and will be available soon.
The historical overview of the Alpha Psi Chapter at Palm Beach Atlantic University is being written and will be available soon.
The Alpha Omega Chapter of Kappa Epsilon at the University of Florida is a co-ed fraternity actively engaged in the community by participating in charitable events and promoting health awareness. Our chapter supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and contributes by providing local breast cancer screenings and reaching out through high school presentations. Opportunities to connect with the public and with one another, build experience that is vital to our professional development.
The vibrant city of St. Petersburg is the host of our annual events, Race for the Cure and Drink for Pink. All of our members participate in the 5K to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Drink for Pink has been a successful event the last few years, as we have gathered the support of our peers and the community. One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to promote breast cancer research. The public is very receptive of us when we hold the breast cancer awareness screenings, and we enjoy having the opportunity to connect with the community. Sharing about our profession through the PharmCORP program is another aspect of our involvement. Twice a year, we visit a local high school and give a presentation to open the minds of high school students to pharmacy as a career choice.
Our successful recruiting events have allowed us to expand more and continue to grow as an organization. We are constantly implementing new ideas that allow for bonding within our members as well as with the community. We are excited to see what the next few years have in store for us, and how the Alpha Omega Chapter continues to evolve as it approaches its ten-year anniversary.
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The historical overview of the Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida-Jacksonville is being written and will be available soon.
The Beta Beta Chapter is located at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy Orlando campus in the heart of Lake Nona Medical City. Founded on April 30, 2004, the Chapter has continued to grow as new classes arrive to the campus every year and are always reaching out to promote Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Beta Beta encourages Members to take leadership opportunities, develop professional relationships, and to build brotherhood bonds. We are dedicated to our Members and ensure that everyone has the time and assistance needed for academic achievement. We strive to make an impact on our campus and in the community to represent the profession of pharmacy and the mission of Kappa Epsilon.
Each year the Beta Beta Chapter hosts an Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon and invite a guest speaker who is a breast cancer survivor to hear their story about treatment experiences, their support system, and what they are doing now since winning the fight against cancer. During the luncheon, we hold a Breast Cancer Hat competition where students are encouraged to work in team to put together a little goodie hat, we then donate them to a local breast cancer facility to be given to patients currently undergoing treatment. Since adopting Ovarian Cancer Awareness as our second National Project we have added a “Tie the Ribbons Lunch and Learn” event that students, faculty, friends, and family were invited to come listen to a guest speaker and learn about cancer, specifically breast and ovarian cancers and the treatment or research currently taking place. Throughout the year we raise funds to donate to The Bright Pink foundation at the end of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fundraisers we usually hold include our annual online silent auction, paint nights, and shirt or pin sales.
Outside of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness, we hold some annual events on our campus including but not limited to our “Rx for Love Candy Grams” fundraiser where we sell prescription bottles filled with candy for Valentine’s Day and a Mr. COP event, a male “beauty pageant” where men from all classes participate in a best dressed category, talent, and question/answer session with faculty judging and crowning the winner. We are also committed to furthering the profession of pharmacy by encouraging the next generation to consider aspiring to pharmacy through the Pharmacy Career Opportunity Recruitment Project (Pharm-CORP) Program. This program has allowed us to network with several secondary schools and local colleges in the Central Florida area to provide information on the path to pharmacy school.
With each new year brings new opportunities and new ideas since we have such a dynamic group of brothers. Historically, new member initiation is held every year in November of the Fall Semester. We look forward to growing our KE “pharmily” within the Beta Beta Chapter!
The Beta Gamma Chapter at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia focuses on serving our community, promoting breast cancer awareness, and building relationships with one another to enhance our learning experiences in pharmacy school. We are a co-ed organization and include a very diverse group of members. This allows expansion of our communication purposes with one another and aids in growth of relationships between peers.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is our chapter’s number one charity. We fundraise for the event year round, and all KE members at South University in Savannah participate in the 5K race, which takes place in historic downtown Savannah in the spring. In 2012, we implemented a new project that includes collecting pink items such as hand sanitizers, razors, pens, stickers, small broaches and other fun items and delivered them to breast cancer survivors at the Lewis Cancer Center during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The recipients of the gifts were very gracious, and our chapter plans to continue this activity annually.
Our fraternity enjoys organizing health screenings just for members, but also takes pleasure in teaming up with other student organizations on campus. Kappa Epsilon representation at events held by other student organizations shows our member’s dedication to involvement with our peers and the individuals in the community. At the health screenings, we perform blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, and bone density screenings as well as give members of the community education on breast cancer awareness.
We also partake in preparing meals for families who temporarily reside at the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald house serves as a place of residence for families of children who are critically ill or injured, and are under the care and treatment of a nearby hospital. This is one of our most rewarding experiences. The families are always extremely appreciative of our time and dedication in providing them with a nutritious meal during their time away from home.
The Beta Gamma Chapter encourages new membership from dedicated pharmacy students who demonstrate the need to promote women students in pharmacy. Our chapter is constantly developing and striving to grow and implement new ideas for our fraternity. We have big plans for the future and look forward to seeing what our chapter is capable of achieving.
Ohio Northern University
The historical overview of the Psi Chapter at Ohio Northern University is being written and will be available soon.
Hello from the Beta Epsilon Chapter! We hope you enjoy getting to learn about the wonderful things we have going on in Charleston!
In 2008, a KE alumnus from the University of Mississippi, Ms. Nancy Mikell, was working on the MUSC Pharmacy Advisory Board and recognized that MUSC did not have a Kappa Epsilon collegiate chapter. With the help of a pharmacy student, Lyndsay Zotian, they worked diligently to establish the Beta Epsilon Chapter, which was chartered in Spring 2008. Throughout the past five years, we have aspired to continue national KE traditions and establish some of our own, all while strengthening our sisterhood bond!
As one of KE’s National Projects, increasing breast cancer awareness throughout the Charleston area is a main focus of Beta Epsilon. For several years, we have attended the South Carolina Stingray’s Pink in the Rink, an event featuring a pink ice hockey rink and pink Stingrays’ jerseys, with all benefits supporting the Susan G Komen Foundation.
This year, we formed a team for the Race for the Cure and hope to continue this in the future. Our chapter also initiated a project entitled “Sock It To Cancer.” In the past, we donated breast cancer care baskets to the Hollings Cancer Center. Many cancer patients and others benefit from receiving warm fuzzy socks and other accessories during their hospital stay. In an effort to reach a larger number of patients, we collected over 100 pairs of socks last semester. More than 200 pairs are ready to donate this spring! We also visit local high schools to promote the profession of pharmacy and advocate for KE’s Pharm-CORP initiative.
As the Beta Epsilon Chapter grows, we are continually looking for ways to improve our service to the community, advance and promote the profession of pharmacy and support our sisters.
The historical overview of the Beta Eta Chapter at East Tennessee State University is being written and will be available soon.
The Beta Zeta Chapter began as the first professional fraternity at the newly formed University of Findlay College of Pharmacy in Findlay, Ohio on February 18, 2009. The founding members include Amanda Kobylinski, Bethany Hermiller, Maggie Opeka, Tessa Overman, Amy Klik, Melissa Albright, Erica Jenkins, Emily Kistler, Thao Pham, Nik Lavas, Katie Hummel, Ali Black, Lauren Fogt, Nicole Stone, Suzie Lifer, and Greg Kramp. Our chapter has steadily grown and now has 50 current collegiate members and 20 alumni.
As a chapter, we coordinate, hold, and co-sponsor many events on our campus to grow as a family and serve the Findlay community. Every year we have various fundraising efforts to support our chapter and benefit charitable causes, especially geared towards breast cancer. We sell pharmacy related apparel to support our chapter funds each year. We have been involved in various service projects. Recently this fall semester, our chapter joined up with Findlay’s Cancer Patient Service’s Campus Companions program. This program assists Findlay families affected by cancer by accompanying family members in various activities. Our chapter went to the firehouse and interacted with families visiting there. We have also participated in a health screening at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. In the spring of 2012, The Beta Zeta Chapter participated in the Relay for Life breast cancer walk at our school’s “Carnival for the Cure” event. This fall we have also collaborated with SSHP in hosting a professional speaker dinner.
Our chapter has many new member recruitment events and chapter activities. Annually, we offer “Get Your Fest On” where we host a social event incorporating the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas that allows potential new members to get a glimpse of our KE bond. We’ve hosted a Game Night, a Big and Little Field Day, annual Halloween parties and more. We will be hosting our Third Annual Alumni Dinner this spring where we honor our alumni and send off the P5 members.
The Beta Theta Chapter of Kappa Epsilon was founded at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy on December 12, 2009.
Despite our age, we have been able to accomplish many of our goals, implement some of our own annual traditions and events, and through our community involvements show what our fraternity believes and stands for. As part of the Pharm-CORP National Project, we annually set up a booth at a local high school and distribute information to students regarding the profession of pharmacy, what pharmacists do and the steps to take to become a pharmacist. This information is displayed on a poster board and also through brochures that we distribute. Another very important annual event for us is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Since our chapter’s beginnings, we have made it a priority to not only set up fundraisers for this cause but also create our own team of runners, as they represent Kappa Epsilon and demonstrate how near and dear to our hearts this cause has become.
Besides our strong involvement in the National Projects, we also strive to be involved in many other community service events around San Antonio. We have participated each year in an activity called Girl’s Inc. Science Festival which is held annually for children in the San Antonio area. The children go through different workshops learning about science careers. At our workshop we teach about pharmacy by having them do activities like counting candy in counting trays and “compounding” using candy.
Overall, we are a chapter that is dedicated to serving our community to the best of our ability and promoting brotherhood between our members through these community service and our fun social events like our annual pumpkin carving and spring formal.
The Beta Iota Chapter at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine “LECOM” in Bradenton, Florida, was chartered in May 2010. The Beta Iota Chapter has successfully grown and has acquired a beneficial healthcare and community services reputation throughout the county.
Our community service projects include Pharm-CORP presentations to the youth at various schools, Manatee County Meals on Wheels and have begun fostering a relationship with the Make a Wish Foundation. The Beta Iota Brothers have excelled both academically and professionally through various leadership opportunities provided to our members. Currently, one Brother serves on the SGA Board and three Brothers were inducted into the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honors Fraternity. The enthusiasm among Potential New Members and Brothers to pursue leadership positions is outstanding.
During the 2012-2013 Academic Year, we completed a beach clean-up, participated in the local 5K Walk for Breast Cancer and collected supplies and food for the Foundations for Dreams and Meals on Wheels.
In addition, we celebrate that twenty-seven (27) pharmacy students are working to complete the education process to eventually become a Member of the Beta Iota Chapter of Kappa Epsilon. Our hopes and goals are to continue the growth of our chapter, strengthen relationships, while fostering new ones and celebrate the successes of Beta Iota throughout the coming years. As a result, many Beta Iota Members have expressed their long term commitment to Kappa Epsilon. Their actions confirm the drive and passion to prove that they are KE4Life.
The Beta Kappa Chapter at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) was inducted on October 29th, 2012. Since that time, we have been thriving as a KE Chapter to serve the community of Clinton, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas.
The focus of the Beta Kappa Chapter has been to further the work of Kappa Epsilon’s philanthropy and National Projects of Breast Cancer Awareness and the Pharm-CORP Program. On November 14th, 2012, the chapter hosted a campus outreach for Breast Cancer Awareness with the assistance of a mobile mammogram unit from the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Patients who met the inclusion criteria from the Good Shepherd Free Clinic in Clinton were able to obtain a mammogram on that date free of charge. Members of the Beta Kappa Chapter arranged and provided goody bags filled with breast health information, shower exam placards, lip balm and a daily calendar to share with the recipients of the mammogram.
The Beta Kappa Chapter is also adopting a highway in Clinton, as their New Member Project, where members will gather to clean up the Clinton community one mile at a time. Along with the many community service projects supported by the chapter, the Members of Beta Kappa also find time to bond as a chapter with social events like their “Gobble ‘til you Wobble” Thanksgiving dinner, Murder Mystery Halloween party, Salsa Night where members can learn how to salsa dance and, of course, an annual Super Bowl Party.
The Chapter’s new member initiation, held on February 27th, 2013, welcomed 23 additional members into the PCSP Beta Kappa Chapter. Our young chapter now boosts 65 members strong!
The University Of Kansas School Of Pharmacy opened a regional campus location at the KUMC in Wichita, Kansas. In September 2011, the inaugural class solicited advice on how to have a Kappa Epsilon Chapter located on the Wichita Campus. From this inquiry, the request for colonization of a Kappa Epsilon Chapter began.
Over the past year, members of the Beta Lambda Colony have worked diligently to meet the requirements of chartering. Members have visited Haysville High School to speak about careers in the pharmacy profession. A successful fundraiser allowed Beta Lambda to have funds in order to start thinking about future plans and ideas. Beta Lambda members also participated in a run for Health Care Access.
As Beta Lambda continues to grow professionally and in membership, the chapter is excited about carrying on the traditions and standards set forth by the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Elise Ash performed Beta Lambda’s induction ceremony on February 18, 2013.
The historical overview of the Beta Mu Chapter at the University of North Carolina-Asheville is being written and will be available soon.
New beginnings! In November of 2012, the pharmacy students at the South University School of Pharmacy-Columbia actively sought information from our sister campus at South University School of Pharmacy-Savannah where the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Epsilon is active at work on campus and throughout their community. Our sisters from Beta Gamma were both influential and helpful in our quest for seeking colonization for a Kappa Epsilon Chapter to be established in Columbia.
To assist with the establishment of our new colony, we raised funds through a very successful “Kappa Epsilon Colonization Pasta Luncheon” held February 21, 2013, on campus at the South University School of Pharmacy-Columbia. Since our brief entry as a Colony with more than 20 potential members, we celebrate our noteworthy accomplishments of the present and those of the future. In April 2013, pharmacy students of the Beta Nu Colony contributed to a community fund raising project by participating in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. As we plan for next year, we are eager to develop plans to further the work of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity philanthropic and community service outreach through the National Projects of Breast Cancer Awareness and the Pharm-CORP Program.
As our budding colony continues on its path to an official Collegiate Chapter, we aspire to carry on in the footsteps of the Founding Sisters of Kappa Epsilon. We eagerly anticipate and look forward to the many benefits that Beta Nu will provide to South University School of Pharmacy-Columbia Campus and the surrounding community.
We are pleased to announce and welcome the Beta Sigma Chapter on campus at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia. Twenty-four Founding Members were inducted April 5, 2016. We look forward to sharing more news about the work and community outreach of the Beta Sigma Chapter soon.
The Beta Omicron Chapter at Wingate University School of Pharmacy in Wingate, North Carolina was established on March 4, 2014. On December 4, 2015, we initiated our first members from the Hendersonville campus.
We function as a unit of the national organization and support the purpose and uphold the ideals of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. We unite students of pharmacy, to cooperate with the faculties of the colleges where chapters are established, to stimulate in its members a desire for high scholarship, to foster a professional consciousness, and to provide a bond of lasting loyalty, interest and friendship.
Our national projects include breast and ovarian cancer. We’ve participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, sponsored Pink Out and Wear Teal Day in support of national awareness, and are constantly fundraising these efforts. Our biggest success was our cornhole tournament last semester, in which we raised over $1,000 for the Bright Pink foundation.
We pride ourselves on being a tight knit family. Fun is always incorporated into everything we do! Throughout the year, we’ve held social events including welcome back bowling, Scarowinds theme park adventure, an ice cream scoop, etc. This year we are initiating a scholastic’s committee to increase the amount of learning environments available to first and second year students, but our service doesn’t stop in the classroom. We have volunteered for 5k’s with MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program that provides basic pharmaceutical access to uninsured North Carolina residents, organized clothing drives for West Stanley Ministries, and hand crafted holiday gift bags for kids at Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.
Today, we celebrate the addition of 20 new brothers. We are beyond excited for the future of our chapter, and the growth of Kappa Epsilon overall.
The Beta Pi chapter is a small, close-knit chapter at the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Mequon, WI. Every year, we have various fundraising events that support the national projects from Pie a Professor (Bright Pink) in the spring to “Compounding” Sundaes & Floats (WOCA) in the fall. Our community outreach activities include Hartford’s Pink Pumpkin Run, Ozaukee Advocates, and Dispensa de la Paz. We also hold social events to bond with one another, which include participating (and winning) in Trivia Night and visiting different ethnic restaurants in the Milwaukee area. This year, we will be implementing some great ideas to help our fraternity grow in members, raise awareness in women’s health in the Ozaukee county, reconnect with our alumni, and become great leaders at our school of pharmacy!
The historical overview of the Beta Rho Chapter on campus at Midwestern University-Glendale is being written and will be available soon.
A review of the Beta Tau Colony will be provided soon.