Greek Life Comes to CCU

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Throughout our history, student organizations have been formed to enhance the educational experiences of our students. This fall, Cincinnati Christian University welcomes yet another new student organization to our campus.

Kappa Phi is a nationally-recognized Christian sisterhood that emphasizes four pillars of programming: friendship, service, study and worship. The partnership was initiated since Kappa Phi is a non-selective organization open to any female CCU student. While their members may wear Greek letters, Kappa Phi is independently run and is not affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference of sororities. Kappa Phi has chapters on over 25 college campuses across the US and is growing each year. The ministry’s mission is to help college-age Christian women become “lights in the darkness.”

Last week, seven of our students took their first steps in becoming active members of the organization by participating in Degree of the Pine, a Kappa Phi tradition. This workshop and ceremony was not just a first for CCU, but was a historical moment in Kappa Phi’s 100 year history as well. CCU’s workshop marked the first time that all members of Kappa Phi’s National attended a Degree of the Pine workshop together. Kappi Phi leadership from all over the country assisted the ladies in the new CCU chapter in taking their vows as new pledges.

CCU’s Kappa Phi Chapter will host a number of events on and off campus this year and will become officially installed as a new chapter in a public ceremony this December. To learn more about Kappa Phi, visit or email [].

ABOVE PHOTO: Photo of the founding members of CCU’s Kappa Phi chapter (left to right): Jessica Ellington, Gabriela Vijil, Andrea Linn, Elizabeth Layton, Rachel Fish, and Empres Minnifield. Not pictured: Sarah Stacy and Alyssa Johnson.

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