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Chapter History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every chapter of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today. Read more about our chapters’ histories in Kappa's digital archives.


Gamma Omicron Chapter History


On November 9, 1920, Gamma Zeta, a local group, was established at the University of Wyoming. Gamma Zeta had high hopes to become a Kappa chapter, living up to all of Kappa’s standards, and following Panhellenic regulations. Kappa alumnae from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado were very involved and supportive despite the distance.

In summer of 1926 at the General Convention, permission was given for a formal petition. The petition was favorably received, and on February 25, 1927 Gamma Omicron chapter was installed at the University of Wyoming.

In 1924 Gamma Zeta had purchased a house at 605 Grand Avenue in Laramie. The current house, located at 1604 E. Sorority Row, was built in 1940 to house 34 members and the house on Grand was sold. Since then our house has held many Kappas throughout the years and has been renovated several times including updated rooms and our kitchen renovation which will happen summer 2018.

Information obtained from Kappapedia.