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This is a list of notable members of Kappa Alpha Theta, a North American college sorority. This list includes both initiated and honorary members.
- Mary Ritter Beard (Alpha, DePauw) – noted historian, Campaigner for Women's Suffrage.
- Molly Corbett Broad (Chi, Syracuse) – Served as president of the University of North Carolina, 1997–2006.
- Anna Botsford Comstock (Iota, Cornell) – 1st woman appointed to the faculty at Cornell.
- Dian Fossey (Gamma Xi, San Jose State) – zoologist, first female Primatologist, wrote 'Gorillas in the Mist'.
- Margaret Floy Washburn (Iota, Cornell) – the 1st woman to receive a Ph.D. in Psychology.
- Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks (Alpha Omega, Pittsburgh) - research scientist who discovered methylene blue.
- Gertrude Simmons Burlingham (Chi, Syracuse) - mycologist, first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Columbia University through the program at the New York Botanical Garden in 1908.
Arts and entertainment
- Ann-Margret (Tau, Northwestern) – actress, (State Fair, Viva Las Vegas, Grumpy Old Men).
- Sarah Clarke (Beta, Indiana) – actress, (24).
- Joan Ganz Cooney (Beta Delta, Arizona) – founder of the Children's Television Workshop and creator of Sesame Street.
- Susan Browning (Beta Phi, Penn State) - Tony Award winning actress.
- Sara Schaefer (Beta Lambda, The College of William and Mary) - Comedian and host of MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live".
- Sheryl Crow (Alpha Mu, Missouri) – Grammy Award winning singer.
- Agnes de Mille (Beta Xi, UCLA) – Broadway choreographer.
- Amy Grant (Alpha Eta, Vanderbilt) – singer, Grammy Award winner.
- Glenna Goodacre (Beta Omega, Colorado College) – Sculptor of the Vietnam Women's Memorial, designer of U.S. gold one-dollar coin featuring Sacagawea.
- Jennifer Jones (Tau, Northwestern) – Academy Award-winning American actress.
- Rue McClanahan (Gamma Tau, Tulsa) – actress, (The Golden Girls).
- Stephanie March (Tau, Northwestern) - actress, (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and wife of chef Bobby Flay.
- Julie Moran (Gamma Delta, UGA) – former host of Entertainment Tonight; first female host of ABC'sWide World of Sports; current host of Insiders List on the Fine Living channel.
- Mary Kay Place (Gamma Tau, Tulsa) – actress, (Being John Malkovich, The Rainmaker).
- Sasha Alexander (Omicron, USC) – actress (NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles)
- Marlo Thomas (Omicron, USC) – actress and spokeswoman for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
- Jenna von Oÿ (Omicron, USC) – actress, (Blossom).
- Cindy Chupack (Tau, Northwestern) - Golden Globe & Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer.
- Kate Voegele (Gamma Upsilon, Miami (Ohio)) – singer/songwriter and One Tree Hillactress.
- Maurine Dallas Watkins (Gamma, Butler) – playwright, (Chicago(1926)).
- Ashley Zais (Zeta Eta, Wofford College, SC) – Miss South Carolina USA 2007.
- Teal Wicks (Epsilon Sigma, UC Irvine) - singer/actress, best known for playing Elphaba in the musical Wicked
- DaNae Couch (Epsilon Epsilon, Baylor) - Miss Texas 2012
- Whitney Port - (Omicron, USC) television personality, The Hills
- Cinta Laura - (Epsilon Upsilon, Columbia) Indonesian movie and pop star
- Valerie Bettis - (Alpha Theta, Texas-Austin) dancer/choreographer
- Eva Bertrand Adams (Beta Mu, Nevada) - Director of the United States Mint from 1961-1969.
- Karen Koning AbuZayd (Alpha, DePauw) – Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Administration.
- Nancy Kassebaum Baker (Kappa, Kansas) – former United States Senator and the first woman elected to the United States Senate who had not succeeded her husband or first been appointed to fill an unexpired term.
- Frances Cleveland Axtell (Alpha, DePauw) - one of the first female State Representatives of Washington
- Jeanne Bonds (Milliken) (Delta Xi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) - First female Mayor of Knightdale, NC, Candidate for NC House.
- Barbara Bodine (Gamma Rho, UC Santa Barbara) - United States Ambassador to Yemen
- Jean Spencer Ashbrook (Alpha Gamma, Ohio State) - United States House Representative from Ohio
- Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (Alpha, DePauw) – influential abolitionist and suffragist.
- Mary Fallin (Beta Zeta, Oklahoma State) – 1st woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma; 1st woman to be elected Governor of Oklahoma; U.S. House of Representatives.
- Tillie K. Fowler (Delta Zeta, Emory) – United States Representative from Florida.
- Barbara Hackman Franklin (Beta Phi, Penn State) – 29th U.S. Secretary of Commerce; CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises.
- Nancy Hanks (Beta Rho, Duke) – 1st woman to serve as the Chairman of the United States National Endowment for the Arts.
- Susan King (Alpha Theta, University of Texas) - Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Abilene, Texas
- Claire McCaskill (Alpha Mu, Missouri) – U.S. Congress as Senator from Missouri.
- Adelaide Sinclair (Sigma, Toronto) – Canadian public servant.
- Shanta Vasisht - Indian parliamentarian
- Barbara Pierce Bush (Epsilon Tau, Yale University) – daughter of President George W. Bush, Co-founder and president of the Global Health Corp.
- Jenna Bush (Alpha Theta, University of Texas) – daughter of President George W. Bush.
- Laura Bush (Beta Sigma, Southern Methodist) – First Lady of the United States; wife of President George W. Bush.
- Lynne Cheney (Beta Omega, Colorado College) – Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities; Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Director, Reader's Digest; former co-host CNN's Crossfire; Second Lady of the United States; wife of Vice President Dick Cheney.
- Victoria Reggie Kennedy (Alpha Phi, Tulane) - wife of the late Senator Ted Kennedy
- Cindy Hensley McCain (Omicron, USC) – wife of 2008 presidential candidate Senator John McCain.
- Carolina Bermudez (Delta Epsilon, Arizona State) - radio personality on WHTZ Z100 (New York), the biggest Top 40 station in the world.
- Mary Margaret McBride (Alpha Mu, Missouri) – widely followed radio commentator, journalist, author (1935–1955).
- Kate Millett (Upsilon, Minnesota) – American feminist and author.
- Judith Miller (Alpha Gamma, Ohio State) – American journalist.
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Psi, Wisconsin) – author, (The Yearling).
- Kate Snow (Iota, Cornell) – anchor for Good Morning America.
- Melissa Stark (Delta Chi, Virginia) – newsreporter, Monday Night Football.
- Deb Carson (Epsilon Epsilon, Baylor) – national sports anchor & on-air personality, Fox Sports Radio.
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