Journey to Monmouth


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.


Two of the journeys have taken place, and two more are on the horizon (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020). Journey participants will be selected through an Instagram contest…keep your eyes open for details to come!


Check out the hashtags #kappaturns150 and #monmouthcontest to see submissions from the past contests.

Journey to Monmouth contest now open!

This fall (Oct. 25–27), six collegians will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip. The winning collegians will be selected through an Instagram contest. The core of the contest will showcase our members’ storytelling abilities via social media. How would you answer the question: “What does Kappa's heritage mean to you and your Kappa experience?” After reviewing Instagram posts that use our selected hashtags and video 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 Wednesday, Sept. 25.


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 (Instagram: @kappakappagamma).

Contest Information:


Submission guidelines:

  • Social media posts and video submissions should answer the contest question: "What does Kappa's heritage mean to you and your Kappa experience?" Collegians will be chosen based on the excitement expressed and capability of telling their Kappa story through social media.

  • Over the course of the contest, create interesting and informative posts on Instagram using both of the contest hashtags: #kappaturns150 and #monmouthcontest.

    • Optional hashtags include #visitmonmouth, #onceuponabridge, and any new ideas proposed by contest participants!

    • Due to their longevity, only Instagram posts (not stories) will be considered.

  • Prior to the deadline (Sept. 25), submit a one- to two-minute video further highlighting your storytelling skills and specifically answering the contest question. Send your video to

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

Criteria to win:

  • Have strong social media storytelling skills (e.g., composition, creativity, etc.).

  • Be able to travel to Monmouth for the weekend.

  • Like/follow Kappa’s official Instagram.

  • Be a collegiate member in good standing.

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

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

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