I have a number of items that I’ve had for months but about which I have not posted. I’ll be honest, I am extremely disappointed in Kappa Kappa Gamma’s recent decision to no longer consider legacies during Recruitment.
In fact, the policy letter that was released by KKG went so far to say that the definition of the term “legacy” has been “eliminated.” This is unacceptable to me as an alumna and previous financial supporter of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
I never expected that legacies would be guaranteed a spot in the chapter of their choice, and I would certainly expect that a house would choose their pledges primarily based on their individual merits; however, to say that being a legacy is no longer considered in any way? I find that a slap in the face to our tradition of being a sisterhood that is passed down over the generations.
I have taken a break from adding anything more to my collection, choosing instead to use my financial resources toward other things that are important to me. At this point, I still intend to honor my previous commitment, as specified in my will, to gift my collection back to HQ upon my death.
I have, however, revoked a bequest to Kappa that was contained in my will. That money is now bequeathed to a horse rescue as a direct result of this decision, which was made without any input by the membership.
I fear that, at some point in the near future, KKG will do something over the top, such as allowing men to join — and, at that point, I’ll be selling the whole lot on eBay. I am 100% serious about this.
In my mind, my sorority will be dead at that moment. I hope it doesn’t come to that, but I’m not confident enough in our leadership to have no fear of it happening.
I will keep this blog up until it expires, at which point I will re-evaluate my feelings and decide if it’s a hobby I wish to pursue any further.
This blog has always had a very small following, so it won’t likely even be noticed if it disappears, but even if there’s only one person out there wondering why there has been no update made in recent months — I wanted to offer an explanation.