Kariatethes, a literary society, was
founded in 1957. It was officially recognized in 1959 by the Wisconsin State
University at Platteville. It became Kappa Alpha Sigma in 1965. Since 1965,
Kappa Alpha Sigma has worked on strengthening the bonds of sisterhood through
their seven virtues: Love, Hope, Charity, Honesty, Loyalty, Obedience and
The flower is
the pink tea rose.
The jewel is the
The Kappa Alpha
Sigma brother fraternity was Lambda Sigma Pi.
The motto is
"Loyalty Always, Sisterhood Forever."
The K's actively
participate in Homecoming, Greek Week, Women's Greek Council, United Greek
Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and help with on-campus functions.
In our search to
find what makes up the ideal "K" we found
that she should
be honest and loyal to herself as well as the entire
She needs to be open-minded and understand that respect is earned
just be expected. She shows pride in her sorority
knowledge of the history and the objectives behind it.
herself she will be able to uphold all of the virtues that go along with being
This includes love, hope, charity, honesty,
loyalty, obedience, self-help and sisterhood forever.
Above all, her
first responsibility is to respect and appreciate her membership in the Kappa
Alpha Sigma sorority.
Written by the
Beta Xi Pledge Class, Spring 1996