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Kappa Pi Art Fraternity

Art Faculty sponsor, Jim Meaders, found four students interested in applying to Belmont Student Affairs for approval to organize a Kappa Pi chapter at Belmont.  That first step is required by Kappa Pi before a chapter can be established.  Katie Boatman, the first Belmont chapter President, took on this task and submitted all of the application materials to BSA and met with them about the organization. The group was approved in late September and formal application was then submitted to form a Belmont chapter of Kappa Pi.   The official letter of acceptance is dated October 5, 2010.  We are the Eta Phi Chapter and the 200th chapter of Kappa Pi.

Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity
Front row, left to right: Anna Hessa, Lindsey Hamilton, David Walker, Sarah Sidwell (chapter Vice-President), Jordan Burrier, Anna Purcell (chapter Treasurer), and Ashley Lehenbauer.
Back row, left to right: Jim Meaders (faculty sponsor), David Ribar (faculty), Dr. Judy Bullington (department Chair), Katie Boatman (chapter president), Teresa Van Hatten-Granath (faculty), and Erica Scoggins (chapter Secretary).
Photo credit: Teresa Van Hatten-Granath

Our student membership includes (all were nominated and approved by the art faculty):

Katie Boatman, President
Sarah Sidwell, Vice-President
Anna Purcell, Treasurer
Erica Scoggins, Secretary
Jordan Burrier
Lindsey Hamilton
Anna Hessa
Ashley Lehenbauer
David Walker

Faculty membership includes:

Jim Meaders, Faculty Sponsor
Dr. Judy Bullington
David Ribar
Teresa Van Hatten-Granath

Kappa Pi History
Since its establishment in the year 1911 at the University of Kentucky, Kappa Pi has dedicated itself to providing a voluntary, non-profit base of support for art excellence through its active support of all Kappa Pi chapters' goals and objectives. Kappa Pi is an international honorary art fraternity with the purpose of uniting artists who care about art in its role in life. This fraternity bonds conscientious artists together to form a unit which is influential in the art department as well as the community. To become a member of Kappa Pi, one must first meet the minimum requirements: 1) completion of 12 semester hours in art; 2) attainment of an overall "B" average in all art courses; 3) an overall academic average of "C"; 4) produces outstanding artwork. If one meets these minimum requirements then he/she is eligible for membership in Kappa Pi. Students may be selected for membership in Kappa Pi by the following ways: 1) through nominations by several faculty members of the art department and/or 2) portfolio review. Art history majors are chosen mainly on their academic standing. Each chapter can decide how new members are selected.