"Established in 1924, the Beta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Florida State University has been standing strong for almost 100 years. The legacy that we now strive to continue began in 1870 by a few remarkably driven women with one main principal in mind; women’s empowerment. We were founded upon 4 values; intellectual curiosity, personal excellence, commitment to service, and leadership potential. These only scratch the surface of qualities that our women embody on a daily basis.


          Our chapter is honored to support our national Philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The funds we raise throughout each year go towards Guardian Ad Litem 2nd circuit, right here in Leon County. As a chapter, we feel so lucky to be able to support a local organization where we are able to see, first hand, the individual lives we are able to improve throughout our hard work and heartfelt advocacy. Advocating for such an impactful organization that we feel so passionate about is a way that we are all able to come together, as sisters and as a  chapter, to make a difference in our local community. 


        Our women make such a difference on this campus everyday through their outstanding involvement in organizations in all areas of Florida State University. I am often taken aback by our overachieving women, who not only hold themselves to a high academic standard but constantly push each other to apply for positions and join organizations that they may not have had the courage to do otherwise. From our members who dance for 40 straight hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network to those who are a part of Student Government Association and dedicate an immense amount of time to advocate for students on campus, Beta Nu’s really tick all the boxes.      


         510 on West Park is far more than just a house. To over 200 women, it is our home away from home; a place where we can fully be ourselves, a safe place, and a place where there is infinite room for growth. For many, it is what has gotten us through hard points in college and has enabled us to grow in ways we never thought possible. 

. At the end of the day, empowerment and encouragement from your sisters can really be all it takes. 


     I am truly honored to represent such hardworking, intelligent, driven, empowering, and kind-hearted women. Upon joining this chapter, I knew I wanted to make a change, but never in a million years would I have guessed how much it would change me. To the women of Kappa Alpha Theta, I am forever indebted to you for the lessons you have taught me and continue to teach me. You have taught me what true friendship looks like, how to push forward when life seems to be holding you back, how to put myself out if my comfort zone, and how to lead fearlessly. Having learned from the most inspiring presidents that came before me, I am constantly striving to leave a legacy of love, perseverance, and drive, so that the women to follow are able to go grow into the women they had always dreamed of becoming. I owe you so much, Beta Nu."


Love always, 


Sophia Pacheco 

Chief Executive Officer of the Beta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta