The Gamma Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was established on February 23rd, 1951. The chapter originated when three Theta women transferred to the University of Tulsa. They formed an unofficial sorority titled Theta Theta Theta (Tri-Theta) to represent their backgrounds and shared sisterhood. These women helped Tri-Theta to flourish and were successful in transforming the organization into the chartered Gamma Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.
The women of Gamma Tau strive for personal excellence in all aspects of life. Some notable Gamma Tau Thetas who illustrate this excellence include Rue McClanahan, actress on the television show Golden Girls, Mary Kay Place, an Emmy Award-winning actress in the movies Rainmaker and Sweet Home Alabama, and Karen Ledbetter, former Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity President.