At the Beta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, we take pride in our extraordinary scholastic performance and well-rounded sisters, who strive for excellence both in and outside the classroom. We understand that first and foremost we are students, and Theta exists to supplement our collegiate experience while emphasizing academic achievement. As a result of our hard work, our chapter is consistently ranked one of the top houses on campus for highest GPA.
In our chapter, there are many resources and incentives to help members succeed academically. Academic resources span a variety of study aids, from study tables to peer tutoring. Academic incentives also vary, with one of our most popular being our biannual scholarship banquet. At the banquet, high achieving members are recognized and awarded prizes, with special recognition given to those who achieve a 4.0 GPA. This year we acknowledged six members for having a cumulative 4.0 GPA. These sisters are as listed below:
Anna Harkabus (Senior)
Drew Bartnicki (Junior)
Kathryn DesCombes (Junior)
Katherine Petrik (Junior)
Alexis Bush (Sophomore)
Sara Hutchinson (Sophomore)
Related to scholarships themselves, over $631,000 foundation scholarships were awarded to Theta's across the nation last year! Along with this, the Winifred Dick Ingalls Honorary Scholarship (a scholarship awarded in the name of a late Beta Iota) was awarded this past January to a junior in our chapter, Kelsie Martin. This was awarded on behalf of her dedication to the Beta Iota chapter, her commitment to serve the community, and her involvement outside of Theta, on campus.