The Kappa Epsilon Mu Chapter would like to welcome you to the KU School of Pharmacy. Kappa Epsilon is a national professional fraternity for men and women alike whose primary focus is to promote women and equality in the pharmacy profession. The Mu chapter has been active for over 50 years and in recent years has been recognized as Outstanding Chapter of the Year.
The national project for Kappa Epsilon is breast cancer awareness. During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we plan educational events for campus and community members to learn more about the disease and the benefits of early detection. We organize a fashion show where we spread the word about the importance of breast self-exams and mammograms as well as facts about breast cancer. Our biggest project for the month is helping with the local Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Dance including donating a basket full of goodies to be raffled off during the dance as well as helping the committee decorate Crown Toyota.
The month of February is dedicated to the Go Red for Women project. Each year we volunteer to set up and help run the Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Kansas Union. This event is through the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease in women. Every April, KE participates in the university's Relay for Life event. KE also reaches out to junior and senior high school students via PharmCORP, a program that helps promote the pharmacy profession as a potential career option.
Kappa Epsilon raises funds to support these activities by selling KU Pharmacy apparel and providing potluck lunches for students and faculty. All new and current members of Kappa Epsilon are encouraged to take an active role in the fraternity, and we have plenty of leadership opportunities available to members. We also work closely with our local alumni chapter for activities and mentoring opportunities.
Our members are available to help you with any questions or concerns you might have. Congratulations on your acceptance into the KU School of Pharmacy! We look forward to working with you during the 2015-2016 academic year.