Theta Kappa Phi - Local


Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations

105 Kerckhoff Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1607



UCLA Chapter



Founded on June 4th, 1959, Theta Kappa Phi became the first official Asian American sorority established at UCLA. The foundations of Theta Kappa Phi emerged from the aspirations and goals of nine young freshmen women, the Charter Members, who found a special friendship amongst themselves when they met on the UCLA campus. With a rich history of our own, Theta Kappa Phi builds a legacy of sisters inspired by Faith, Love, and Trust. As each year goes by, new students are invited to experience the intimacy and fond memories that the Charter Members felt that first year. Theta Kappa Phi provides a closely knit structure of support for new students while enhancing the skills, abilities, and college experience of all its members.









2016 - 2017 Contacts:

President: Stella Ko

Pledge Mistress: Nicole Asuncion

Social Chair: Tiffany Khou and Emily Chu

Greek Week Chair: Katie Xu


Chapter Facts

Margaret Ohara, after being mistaken for someone of Irish descent (O'Hara), was given a Panhellenic Scholarship upon acceptance to UCLA. After discovering her true Japanese-American identity, Margaret was denied admittance and membership into all of the Greek sororities on the row. But Margaret, along with eight other women, had a dream of their own. With the help of Mrs. Rex P. Enochs, an active Panhellenic member and organizer of the UCLA chapter of Alpha Delta Pi, the Charter Members succeeded in establishing a true sorroity for themselves and others to come. The good fortune of the sorority continued when the late and distinguished, Dr. Robert S. Kinsman, as our founding faculty advisor served and supported the sorority, along with his wife, Mrs. Barbara Kinsman (an honorary Theta), for 45 devoted years.

Organization Facts

Battle of the Pledge Dances in support of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness
Revlon Run/Walk: Fighting against Breast Cancer


Scholarships Offered

Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Kinsman Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Margaret Shinohara Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Service



  • 2013:  2nd Place, Standards of Excellence
  • 2013:  Standards of Excellence Awards for External Relations and Poilicy Compliance
  • Rose Award for Outstanding Sisterhood
  • Pearl Award for Outstanding Service



Nickname: Thetas
Founded: June 4, 1959, UCLA
Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Research and Awareness
Colors: Rose and Light Rose
Flower: Rose
Stone: Pearl
Purpose: To promote friendship and service to the university and community, and to further the scholastic achievements of its members. Motto: "Quod semper, et ubique, et ob omnibus" "At all times, everywhere, and by all."