Embattled national sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma is facing another lawsuit — this time for allowing a biological male to hold sorority leadership positions.

Six alumnae filed the suit in January, revealing that KKG’s District Director — Tracy, formerly Tom, Nadzieja — is a man who self-identifies as a woman.

After a long string of “fast-tracked” promotions, the plaintiffs allege, Nadzieja has reportedly applied for “a position in leadership which could include being elected to Fraternity Council or even president of KKG.”

“Most members remain unaware that [Nadzieja] is a man,” the women maintain.

The sorority drew national attention last year after six members alleged it had improperly allowed Artemis Langford, a trans-identified man, to become a member — giving Langford access to the campus sorority house where he purportedly harassed residents.

Langford, who was hailed “a very brave woman” by some mainstream media outlets, appeared to be the first man initiated into KKG.

But the lawsuit shows Nadzieja was initiated into KKG as an adult alumna in 2020 — two years before Langford became a college member.

Nadzieja was promoted to a university Alumnae Advisor within a month — evidence, plaintiffs say, of the preferential treatment Nadzieja receives from sorority leadership.

He subsequently joined Bylaws Committee and became District Director, two jobs the plaintiffs claim Nadzieja wasn’t qualified for.

“In order to qualify for [these] positions, alumnae must have been active in ‘Fraternity work,’” the suit reads. “On information and belief, no other KKG member, or alumna candidate, has been named to the Bylaws Committee [or elected District Director] with the same limited ‘Fraternity work’ experience as [Nadzieja].”

KKG’s leadership allegedly withheld information about Nadzieja’s biology during the District Director election — including that he had participated in the fraternity Sigma Pi as a college student.”

“That relevant experience was hidden by the Candidate and Fraternity Council throughout the selection, nomination, and election process for [District Director],” the suit explains, further claiming, “Only a few voting members at the Convention were aware that a man was slated for election.”

If the alumnae win their case, Nedzieja and other members of the sorority’s Fraternity Council could be removed for violating KKG’s bylaws.

Plaintiffs Patsy Levang and Cheryl Tuck-Smith, however, could be reinstated into KKG. Sorority leadership kicked the women out of the group in November for informing members about Langford’s admission, and questioning the Fraternity Council’s covert attempts to manipulate KKG’s women-only policy.

Dating back to the late 1700’s, sororities were one America’s first women’s-only institutions. They provided a space for women to reap the benefits of networking and forming bonds with like-minded people of the same sex, a privilege in an era where women lacked many rights and opportunities afforded to men.

More than three centuries later, women like Levang and Tuck-Smith, who whole-heartedly believe in KKG’s value to women, are bearing the consequences of a culture that prioritizes “inclusion” over “equality.”

The cases are Levang v. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma, respectively.  The Daily Citizen will continue to report on the latest developments.

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