Student Life

Kappa Iota

Kappa Iota

Our National Sorority is built off philanthropic ideals, as well as encourages young collegiate women to embody leadership pride, service and sisterhood, in themselves and the community.  

Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority’s was founded in 1971 with the first chartered chapter at Husson College in Bangor Maine, with the assistance of Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity. The National Sorority has now flourished with twenty chapters throughout the Northeast Region.

The Kappa Iota Chapter at USM is made up of twenty-three actives! Our main focus are acts of kindness. Our National Philanthropy changes every year. This year the National Philanthropy is the Make-a-Wish Foundation. We also participate in many other  philanthropies throughout the year. Past philanthropies have been Relay for Life, Autism Walk, Out of the Darkness walk, Trick or Treat for UNICEF, Random Acts of Kindness, food drives, and volunteering at the local soup kitchen, as well many more. We also host many fundraisers along with sister bonding activities and intermurals.

If you are intrested in learning more contact Ashley Rose   or Lizz Bishop or come meet the sisters at one of our rushes




Kappa Kountry Western

Tuesday, January 28 at 8:30pm


Come join the sisters of Kappa Iota and find out at our Kappa Kountry Western! Join us for some sweet tea, country music and learn just what Kappa Iota is and all it has to offer! You will even get to decorate, and keep, a mason jar!  

Coco, Cookies, and Bows

Thursday, January 30 at 6:30pm


Have you ever thought about Greek Life? Maybe you want to learn a little more about it? Come drink hot cocoa (and tea) with the sisters of Kappa Iota and learn all about us!

 Kappa Iota Philanthropy Rush

Monday, February 3, 2014, 8:30pm - 10:00pm


Do you like participation in different philanthropies? Maybe you wish you had a reason to do more? Now you can! Come join the sisters of Kappa Iota in writing letters/drawing pictures to send to children who are currently sick and need some spirit lifting!

Kappa Tailgating 

Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30pm

Lower Brooks Center

Come join the Sisters of Kappa Iota and the Kappa Delta Phi, Iota chapter Brothers for our brother-sister rush! 

Play some fun games, eat some food and get to know the sisters AND the brothers! This rush is co-ed, so any one can come, and bring a friend (or a few!). You can even wear your favorite sports team shirt/jersey/gear! Learn about our national philanthropy this year, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and about other philanthropies we do through out the year!


Kappa Iota has a zero tolerance for Hazing! Any form of Hazing is Dangerous and Illegal.  The University of Southern Maine has a zero tolerance policy around hazing.  If you suspect that you have been hazed, have witness hazing, or suspect that someone you know has been hazed, you can report your observations confidentially to university officials.  Hazing Prevention Resources include USM Police Department (207) 780-5211, the National Hazing Prevention Hotline (888) 668-4293, and the Office of Greek Life (207) 780-5081