Epsilon Sigma

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Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. Epsilon Sigma Chapter was installed on Oct. 23, 1976, and 43 new members were initiated.

  2. Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was the fifth national women’s fraternity to be installed at the University of Virginia.

  3. A celebration was held Nov. 5, 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Epsilon Sigma with a special brunch attended by many alumnae and founding members.

Fun facts:

  1. By the time of installation, the members had already existed as a group for a year and a half. In April 1975, seven young women had formed the local sorority Kappa Gamma with the obvious intent of petitioning Kappa Kappa Gamma for a charter.

  2. In 1975, the chapter started an annual tradition of holding a formal sit-down dinner around Christmas time.

  3. The Kappa house is nicknamed the “Kappa Palace.”

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