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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.

Oregon State University (formerly Oregon State Agricultural College) established in 1868 in Corvallis, Oregon

Gamma Mu founded June 7, 1924

2,302 initiates (as of June 2014)

Fraternity Council Officers:

Susan McGinty Riches, Director of Alumnae 1998-2000

Fraternity Alumnae Achievement Award Recipients:

Gladys Miller, 1956, Author, consultant, educator and editor in home building and interior design;

Zelma Reed Long, 1996, Winemaking expert, CEO of Simi Winery;

Dr. Carrie Case Worcester, 1996, Director of neonatal intensive care at Children’s Hospital, Orange County, Calif.;

Lou Seibert Pappas, 1998, Mary Carlin Yates, 2002, U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Burundi; Ruth Shellhorn Kueser, 2006, Architect, urban planning expert (First received the award in 1960)