The Student Members of Kathekon
Kathekon is a student organization designed to improve student-alumni relations. The term Kathekon comes from the Greek phrase meaning "having an ethos of caring" or "to serve" and embodies how members of Kathekon support Alumni Engagement on campus. Students also connect with the history and workings of the university and strive for camaraderie within the group and with the Alumni Engagement staff. This comfort and familiarity serve as the foundation for continued engagement after members graduate.
Kathekon members assist with on-campus alumni weekends and events, create mission-fulfilling events for current students, and are given behind-the-scenes looks into the university. One of its biggest events is Say Hey Day, which the club sponsors twice a year to encourage students to embrace the Speaking Tradition.
Membership is by application only in early spring and is limited to rising juniors and seniors in good academic and general standing in the W&L community. Kathekon seeks a varied group of students who, by their demonstrated and planned involvement and passion for W&L, wish to deepen their connection with the university. Alumni Engagement staff and the leaders of the group conduct interviews with finalists, with a goal of approximately 40 members split evenly between juniors and seniors.
Alexis LaBerge, assistant director of digital communications of alumni engagement, advises Kathekon.
Class of 2022
Mary Wilson Grist
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Class of 2023
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Lake Bluff, Illinois
Concord, North Carolina
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
Charlotte, North Carolina