What is a “legacy”?

A Theta legacy is a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or sister of an initiated member. Step-relatives will be considered as legacies at the discretion of the Theta member.

Please notify the Houston Recruitment Board Chair at of any legacies considering participation in recruitment.

Recruitment Forms

2019-2020 Recruitment Instructions

Writing a Letter of Reference or Letter of Support for a potential new member? We’ve put together detailed instructions on how to ensure you send it to the right people for both your benefit and hers!

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How to Write a Letter of Reference

Kappa Alpha Theta appreciates the efforts of its members who recommend outstanding young women for membership. The process of identifying qualified potential new members (PNMs) is a responsibility and a privilege that is shared by collegians and alumnae. Therefore, both are welcome and encouraged to write a letter of reference (also known as a recommendation letter) for qualified PNMs.

Am I eligible to write a letter of reference?

You may write a letter of reference if you are…

  • An alumna member of the Fraternity in good standing
  • An initiated college member of the Fraternity in good standing who is a member of another chapter
  • An inactive college member of another chapter
  • An affiliated college member submitting a letter of reference to her original chapter
  • An unaffiliated college member submitting a letter of reference to a chapter other than her original chapter or to the chapter on her present campus
What is a Recruitment Reference Board (RRB)?

Recruitment reference boards (RRBs) are in place to assist chapters in obtaining letters of reference. They are located where there is an alumnae chapter. The purpose of the RRB is to serve as a clearinghouse for all membership reference forms in the area. The board is responsible for seeking out and identifying PNMs who meet the qualifications for Fraternity membership and providing information to the college chapter by urging alumnae and collegians to submit references.

The RRBC chairs all RRB meetings, approves the signing of references that have been evaluated by the RRB, and ensures that they are sent to the appropriate collegiate chapter. It is in the best interest of the potential new member for her reference packet or letter of support to be sent from the Houston RRB to her college.

If a PNM resides in an area that does not have an RRB but she has a letter of reference written by a member in good standing, then the letter shall be sent directly to the college chapter where the membership advisor will certify that the information provided on the letter of reference is sufficient.