Kappa Gamma Pi

Kappa Gamma Pi Membership

Kappa Gamma Pi was founded in 1926 at the National Catholic Educational Association Conference of Catholic Colleges for Women. Over 60,000 graduates of 143 Catholic colleges and universities are Kappa Gamma Pi members.

Kappa Gamma Pi is the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society. Members are graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding leadership during their college years. As a candidate, you pledge to continue to provide examples of scholarship, leadership and service in your personal and professional lives. This commitment to ongoing service is the difference that distinguishes nomination to Kappa Gamma Pi. 

Once you are a member of KGP, you will be eligible to apply for the 2024 KAPPA GAMMA PI Cornaro Pi Scholarship for Graduate Studies.  Two recipients will receive $3500.00 each to be applied as needed for graduate expenses at any accredited college or university. This is a non-renewable grant. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2024. 

For additional information please log into your KGP account or contact Christina Socha @ 313-993-1028 (sochacr@udmercy.edu).

Membership Requirements

Membership is open to all current graduates of the University of Detroit Mercy who have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and who demonstrate commitment to faith and service. Women and men of various faith commitments are eligible. 

A Detroit Mercy Nominee must be:

  • completing sufficient coursework to have attained a point-standing required for graduation with honors;
  • a leader in extracurricular on-campus or off-campus groups and activities; a volunteer for college, community or faith-based service projects;
  • one of not more than 15% of the students being graduated from your institution during the current academic year;
  • willing to accept membership, knowing the responsibility for continued individual leadership in faith-based, civic and Kappa-sponsored activity that membership implies.

Kappa Gamma Pi 2024 Application

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in membership, complete the online Kappa Gamma Pi Membership Form. Your application and $75 fee must be received NO LATER than Friday, February 23, 2024. 

Once your application is submitted you may:

  •  Pay online with a credit card or electronic check:Once your information is received by the KGP organization (within 2 business days of your application submission), you will receive an email from KGP with a login link. Please check the non udmercy email that you provided on your application (and junk email).  The link expires in 72 hours. 
  1.  You may click on the link to pay or
  2. Click here:  kappagammapi.org/login
  3. Click NOT A USER and establish your account
  • To pay your nomination fee, go to My Member Toolbox (upper left side menu) and choose My Account Pay, choose Pay Now (upper left corner area). You may also add the honor cord to wear during commencement, if you choose to do so.  
  • Scroll down the page and you’ll see where to input credit card/banking information.


  • Pay by check/money order:

Payable to Kappa Gamma Pi, mail or deliver checks to:  4001 W. McNichols Road, Student Union, Office #027, Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038 (Dean of Students Office).

Applications will be submitted to the Kappa organization within 2 business days, a link will be sent to your Detroit Mercy email allowing access to create an account and pay the membership fee. You will also have the option to order honor cords for an additional $15.  

Your application will not be processed without payment. If you wish to purchase an Honor Cord, please include an additional $15. The KGP honor cord(s) are permitted to be worn during wear during the graduation ceremony.  Unfortunately, cash cannot be accepted for application fee. 

Kappa Gamma Pi members are recognized at the universities 2024 Honors Convocation.  This year’s ceremony will be hosted on Sunday, March 24, 2024.


Please contact Christina Socha at 313-993-1028 or sochacr@udmercy.edu if you have additional questions.

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