Kappa Beta Gamma gives to others, builds lifelong UDM relationships

Greek life is in full bloom at the University of Detroit Mercy, and it is one of many ways to get involved on campus. Greek life at UDM has been holding strong for over 100 years and continues to do so. 

There are many different Greek life organizations on campus. One of the social sororities at UDM is Kappa Beta Gamma. KBG is one out of many sororities at Detroit Mercy, and it holds a significant amount of history throughout the past century it has been established.  

The international sorority KBG Delta chapter is the current oldest active chapter which resides at UDM.   

In 1947, KBG became a national sorority after years of challenging work at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MI. In 2011, KBG became an international sorority after one was established at the University of Victoria, in Victoria British Columbia, CA.  

The sororities colors are deep sapphire, pearl white and gold. These colors are represented on the pin created by Mary Weimar, who was a part of the first executive board in 1917. The sisterhood revolves around three words, which is their sorority motto: character, culture and courage.  

KBG president and UDM student Yara Mourani feels strongly about the three Cs.  

“As a sorority, we are all separate human beings with different ties to character, culture and courage,” Mourani said. “However, when you put us all together, we make one sisterhood and know exactly who we are as a sorority”.  

KBG is also built around lost lasting friendships and encourages high scholarship. The sisters allow for growth socially, intellectually and morally. 

KBG also supports Special Olympics, which is the organization’s philanthropy. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities. 

Special Olympics support nearly 4 million athletes from 170 different countries. Each year the KBG chapters hold events to show its support for the organization.  

With all the benefits that KBG offers to its members, the group of girls that are a part of this organization are very passionate about it. Currently, there are 17 active sisters in the Delta chapter, and it just received six new members to add to their growing sisterhood.   

Sophomore Jordyn Dao said, “Without KBG I would not have met some of the best people that I know. KBG has also taught me how to be a leader and how to learn from my other sisters. KBG has also taught me how to be a leader and how to learn from my other sisters.”

UDM senior Roada Ndoja said that she has found her best friends on campus through KBG. 

 “KBG has introduced me to my best friends and has helped me grow in ways I didn’t know possible,” Ndoja said. “It really brought me out of my shell, and I can’t imagine where I would be without it.” 

KBG has brought many girls together to create a forever bonded sisterhood.