Kappa Epsilon

Kappa Epsilon is a national fraternity that empowers its members to achieve personal and professional competence, to develop leaders within the profession and community, and to provide professional and philanthropic services. The members of the Kappa Epsilon fraternity encourage one another to become capable pharmacists and share the bond of a lifelong commitment of loyalty and friendship.

Contact: Taryn Weilert (KU Kappa Epsilon President)

Executive Committee

Title Name
President Taryn Weilert
President Elect Sara Strand
Vice President Emily Vitt
Secretary Jason Frederick
Treasurer Ashley Jimenez
Recruitment Katie Howard & Laura Loyet
Social Chairs Sara Dreiling & Cody Shinkle
Fundraising Chairs Samantha Miller & Josh Swift
Community Chairs Katie Denning & Megan Sherrell
Alumni Liaisons Lydia Balzer & Julie Spangler
Historian Kayla Strong

Advisors

Jeanie Brown

Kappa Epsilon History: Kappa Epsilon was founded on May 13, 1921 by Zada M. Cooper with the purpose of uniting females in the field of pharmacy when women were a minority in the profession. The KE motto “Cogito Ergo Sum,” meaning “I think, therefore I am,” inspires members to grow both personally and professionally while upholding the unsaid standard of excellence existing within the foundations of pharmacy. Today, the fraternity encourages both men and women to join the 20,000+ members/alumni in any one of the 43 collegiate chapters or 10 alumni chapters.

Mu Chapter History: The Mu Chapter was installed at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on May 13, 1942. Mu Chapter is the 6th oldest active chapter of the fraternity.

Monthly chapter meetings on Wednesdays over the noon hour

Monthly socials

National fraternity projects: Breast Cancer Awareness; Ovarian Cancer Awareness

New members: $87 per academic year

Returning members: $75 per academic year

Go Red for Women

Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Harvesters

Relay for Life


Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU