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Lambda Kappa Sigma
The Coat of Arms of Lambda Kappa Sigma
Founded 14 October 1913
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts
Type Pharmacy
Scope International
Motto Esse Quam Videri ("To be, rather than to seem")
Colors Old Gold and Columbia Blue
Symbol Caduceus
Flower Yellow Chrysanthemum
Philanthropy Project Hope
Chapters 44 chapters, 36 alumni
Mascot Lamb
Headquarters S77 W16906 Casey Drive
Muskego, Wisconsin, USA
Homepage Lambda Kappa Sigma

ΛKΣ (Lambda Kappa Sigma or LKS) headquartered in Muskego, Wisconsin is an international pharmacy fraternity founded in 1913 by Ethel J. Heath and eight other female students at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. It was created to promote the profession of pharmacy among women and advance women within the profession by developing its members as individuals and leaders through the support of fellow members while encouraging a high standard of professional ethics and scholarship. LKS is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity for women in the world. Lambda Kappa Sigma has initiated more than 30,000 members and currently has 44 chartered chapters. LKS also has 36 chartered alumni groups internationally.



Lambda Kappa Sigma is dedicated to developing the intellectual, leadership, and professional skills needed to maximize the potential and strive for the personal best of its members. LKS promotes professional growth and its educational programs enhance professional development in the field of pharmacy, with an emphasis placed on Women's Health Issues. Continuing education credits are also available. LKS promotes academic growth, scholarship opportunities are available through the LKS Educational Grant Program.

Historical Dates

  • October 14, 1913: Ethel J. Heath, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, organized a social club at the institute under the name of the Lambda Kappa Society. Eight women students (Annabel Carter Jones, Mary Connolly Livingston, Emma MacDonnell Cronin, Willette McKeever Cheever, Mary Durgin Loveland, Alice G. Coleman, Margaret M. Curran, and Rosemond A. Guinn), along with Miss Heath, are the charter members of our organization.
  • 1915: The organization ceased being just a luncheon club and was opened to all members of the college. Sigma was added to the name, and the official badge, motto, flower, and colors were selected.
  • 1919: The official coat-of-arms, designed by Cora E. Craven, was adopted.
  • 1926: The first national convention was held in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • March 18, 1932: Tau Chapter founded at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1950: An official prayer was presented by the Eta Chapter and Delta Chapter presented a song to be used as the official sorority song. Both the prayer and the song were adopted for national use.
  • April 28, 1956: ΛΚΣ becomes international with the addition of the Alpha Lambda chapter in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on the campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • 1982: The Biennial Convention was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the Delta Collegiate (University of Pittsburgh), Tau Collegiate (Duquesne University), and Tau Alumni chapters as hosts[1].

Grand Council

  • Grand President - Sharon Brown, Pharm D
  • Past Grand President - Jennifer Rhodes, MBA, RPh
  • Executive Director - Joan E. Rogala
  • Grand Vice-President for Development - LuShawna Lawson, Pharm D
  • Grand Secretary - Sandy Mullen, PharmD
  • Grand Vice-President for Collegiates - Elicia Fauvel, Pharm.D.
  • Grand Vice-President for Alumni - Jennifer Brandt, Pharm.D.
  • Grand Treasurer - Tiffany Self, Pharm.D.
  • New England Regional Supervisor - Marina Grgas, PharmD
  • Northeast Regional Supervisor- Stephanie Guzman, PharmD
  • Mid Atlantic Regional Supervisor - Anisa Nurbhai, PharmD
  • Southern Regional Supervisor - Lisa Rodriguez, PharmD
  • Central Regional Supervisor - Dorothea Andrews, PharmD
  • Western Regional Supervisor - Kathy Huff, RPh


  • Alpha - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Beta - Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Gamma - University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
  • Delta - University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Epsilon - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Eta - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • Lambda - University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Nu - Drake University, College of Pharmacy
  • Xi - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
  • Omicron - Wayne State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pi [1] - Rutgers College of Pharmacy
  • Tau - Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
  • Phi - Butler University College of Pharmacy
  • Chi - University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Alpha - Temple University School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Beta - University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Zeta - St Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Eta - Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Theta - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Iota - Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Kappa - University of Georgia School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Lambda - University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Alpha Mu - University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Nu - University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Xi - University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Omicron - West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Pi - St John’s University College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Rho - Northeastern University College of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Sigma - Texas Southern University School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Phi - Wilkes University School of Pharmacy[2]


  • Blue and Gold Triangle - Official Publication of Fraternity (established 1926)
  • Alumni News - Informational Alumni-only mailing
  • LinkS - Official publication of Student Chapters and Advisors[2]


  1. ^ Chapter, Tau. "The History of Lambda Kappa Sigma". Retrieved 2007-05-03.  
  2. ^ a b Rhodes, Jennifer. "LKS". Retrieved 2007-05-03.  

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