As women of Kappa Alpha Theta, we take pride in participating in community service events around campus and our community. Thetas compete in philanthropies hosted by every fraternity and sorority at Syracuse, and we proudly present Queso for CASA, Wing It, and Theta Bowl each year. We have fun with our sisters while joining others in activities like fundraisers, auctions, and events to benefit our philanthropy, CASA.
What is Casa?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a trained community of citizens who are appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers research the child's background details to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future.
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
CAsa & Chi
The Chi Chapter's major philanthropy each year for CASA is Theta Bowl, a campus-wide football tournament each spring. In 2010, Chi began hosting an annual fall event, called "Wing It", which is a hot wing-eating contest aimed to raise profits for CASA.
for more information
Check out the CASA national website, located at http://www.nationalcasa.org
How does Theta Help CASA?
In 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity adopted National CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, as its national philanthropy. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court.
Since 1989, the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has provided grant support to National CASA. To date, the Foundation is proud to have contributed more than $900,000 to fund National CASA’s public awareness efforts, which include educational materials, publications, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year award. Gifts from individual donors, college chapters, and alumnae chapters make the Foundation’s support of the National CASA grant possible.