Letter from the President
Hello and welcome to the website for the Epsilon Psi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at UC Santa Barbara!
My name is Adelaide Hobbs and I am very honored to say that I am the President of Kappa Kappa Gamma for the year of 2021. Kappa has single-handedly been the best experience I could have asked for the past three years of my life. Moving away from home and not knowing anyone was an intimidating experience, but within my first week as a Kappa in 2018, I knew I found my home away from home. The young women I have met in this chapter inspire me everyday and truly make me want to be the best version of myself. I am very proud to be able to represent this incredible chapter as their President.
Kappa Kappa Gamma’s motto, “Dream Boldly. Live Fully” is something that resonates in every one of our members. We strive to excel in our education, in our philanthropic endeavors, and in our responsibilities as sisters. Members of our chapter have always thrived academically due to the encouragement and support we receive from one another. Kappa’s national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, is the largest non-profit children's literacy organization in the United States. Every year, we raise money both for this program and for The Ovarian Cancer Circle in honor of our late sister, Robin Babbini, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer when she was just 20 years young. Sisterhood is another aspect that we pride ourselves on. Whether it be through the experience of living in our chapter house with 40 of our best friends for a year or going to the beach every day in the summertime, there is always a Kappa around to join us.
During our recruitment processes, we seek for individuality, authenticity and passionate young people who will contribute to our chapter's goal to be strong and true. We seek to mirror the strong, noble women who founded this chapter 150 years ago. They created a space for women to rise above their challenges and overcome struggles that have been placed upon them for years. Our chapter is also taking great efforts to ensure that we are implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices. We have a team of girls who are actively educating the chapter on current events and how we can use our knowledge of that information to make our society a better place.
As a young, female, college student, I am realizing how big of an impact my generation has on our world. Greek life has a major influence on our community and I want our chapter to use the capabilities we possess to better it. I have experienced the most memorable times these past three years and I can only hope to keep doing so while also helping our society. I encourage you all to make the best of your experience at UCSB and also find your home away from home like I did at the Epsilon Psi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
With Gratitude and Love,
President, Kappa Kappa Gamma