Journey to


Leading up to our sesquicentennial celebration in October 2020, we’re giving 4 groups of Kappas the opportunity to Journey to Monmouth and see where all of the magic happened in 1870.


These Journeys give each Kappa the chance to learn more about our founders, how our amazing sisterhood was born, see the sites around Monmouth, and build friendships with other women making the journey.


Three of the journeys have taken place, and one more is on the horizon. Journey participants will be selected through a social media contest. Want to enter? Read more about the contest guidelines below!


Check out the hashtags #KappaTurns150 and #MonmouthContest to see submissions from the past contests.

Journey to Monmouth contest now open!

This spring (March 20-22), six collegians will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip. The winning collegians will be selected through a social media contest. The contest will showcase our members’ storytelling abilities via social media explaining why they want to visit Kappa's birthplace in Monmouth, IL

After reviewing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts that use our selected hashtags and submissions, six winners will be invited to continue telling their story live on Kappa’s official social media platforms during their weekend in Monmouth.

The contest ends Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Winners will be notified no later than Feb. 15, 2020.


We’d love to hear from as many of you as possible! If you have any questions, please reach out to Ella Vieira, member of the Sesquicentennial Committee, at (Instagram: @ellagmr) or Kappa Kappa Gamma Headquarters at

Contest Information:


Submission guidelines:

  • Before the deadline on Feb. 3, post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using both of the contest hashtags: #KappaTurns150 and #MonmouthContest and tell us why you want to visit Kappa’s birthplace in Monmouth, IL. Get creative – feel free to include photos, videos or other media to bring your story to life! 

  • Due to their longevity, only Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Tweets will be considered as official entries. Stories on any platform will not be considered as official entries to the contest.

  • All posts should follow Kappa's Social Media Guidelines, which can be found by logging in to and navigating to More Resources > General Resources.

  • Follow the contest on Kappa’s official Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and also by following the official contest hashtags: #KappaTurns150 and #MonmouthContest

Criteria to win:

  • Be available to travel to Monmouth for the weekend of March 20-22, 2020.

  • Use #KappaTurns150 and #MonmouthContest in your submissions.

  • Be a collegiate member in good standing.

  • Acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

  • No purchase necessary.

  • Must be 18 years or older in order to win.

  • The contest is void where prohibited. 

  • Kappa Headquarters staff and their family members are not eligible to participate.

Journey Agendas Include:


  • Tour of The Stewart House Museum.

  • Tour of Monmouth Town and Country – Cemetery, historic markers, homes/sites of other Founders.

  • Tour of Monmouth College campus

  • Tour of Alpha Deuteron Chapter House

  • Tour of Holt House, birthplace of Pi Beta Phi

  • Drive-through tour of Knox College and Eta Kappa Chapter in Galesburg