What is Kappa Gamma Epsilon?

Kappa Gamma Epsilon is the Modern Language Honor Society at the University of Oklahoma. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, KGE fosters scholarship in the modern languages through the organization of various lectures and social events throughout the academic year. Our organization also encourages the presentation of scholarly research and believes strongly in peer learning opportunities through participation in departmental mini-conferences. In addition, KGE works hard to raise scholarship money for students studying modern languages. 


Kappa Gamma Epsilon grew out of the Modern Language Club, founded in 1920 at OU.
 On November 5, 1923, Kappa Gamma Epsilon was recognized by the Modern Language Society.


To foster high ideals in scholarship in Modern Languages.


  • The student applying must be majoring or minoring in a modern language, with a GPA of at least 3.5 in his or her language classes.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed no less than 74 hours of academic credit, of which 25 hours must be in one modern language, with a minimum of 5 hours in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. The general scholastic average must be at least 3.0.
  • Graduate students in languages are eligible to join during any semester as long as they maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • Faculty members are encouraged to join and participate in lectures and social events throughout the year, as they are automatically members.

Current KGE Officers

President: Hannah Johnson

Vice President: Aisa Pessagno

Secretary: Cecilia Garcia-Marquez

Treasurer: Jesus Ontiveros

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Nian Liu, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Theoretical Linguistics


In Spring 2016, KGE received a France on Campus Grant to sponsor a French Film Festival that coincided with the Puterbaugh Festival honoring writer Alain Mabanckou. Check out our project proposal video below!