Founded in 1921, Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for over 80 years through supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts. Currently, there are 39 collegiate chapters, 1 collegiate colony and 15 alumni chapters across the United States.
Kappa Epsilon supports two professional endeavors on a national level: Breast Cancer Awareness and Pharmacy Career Opportunity Recruitment Project (Pharm-CORP). KE adopted breast cancer awareness as a national project in memory of Linda Rodgers, who developed breast cancer during her term as Grand Council president. During the 2005-2007 biennium, the fraternity donated nearly $15,000 to The Young Survival Coalition. As part of Pharm-CORP, Kappa Epsilon members provide presentations to local high school students to introduce a career in pharmacy. The goal of this project is to encourage students to start planning for their careers by attending the necessary classes, researching the admissions requirements for colleges of pharmacy, and learning about the various opportunities available for pharmacists.
The Xi Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin originally started as the Mortar and Pestle Club. Since joining as the professional fraternity Kappa Epsilon, men and women together through the bonds of brotherhood, professionalism, and leadership have been dedicated to improving the community through pharmacy. Xi chapter supports two national projects: Breast Cancer Awareness and Pharm-Corp. Xi Chapter also has a chapter project of Poison Prevention. This program is dedicated to informing the community of the dangers posed to kids within their own homes. For instance, there are many house hold cleaners that look very similar to regular items you would find in the fridge or pantry (ex: google Fabuloso and Gatorade).
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
Email Address: pharmacy