Kappa Delta Sorority was founded in 1897 at State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Today, Kappa Delta is an impressive nationwide organization that reaches far beyond the local chapter. It is a national organization of more than 230,000 initiated members, 164 active collegiate chapters across the country and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. It is led by a National Council, over 100 national volunteers and a professional staff numbering over 40. It is a network of sisters and friends around the world who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Kappa Delta Sorority is committed to providing opportunities and experiences that build confidence and inspire women to action.
The purpose of Kappa Delta Sorority is to promote true friendship among the college girls of our country by inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of truth, of honor, of duty, without which there can be no true friendship.
Kappa Delta Open Motto
“Ta Kala Diokomen”
“Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.”
- Mascot: Teddy Bear
- Flower: White Rose
- Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, and the Pearl
- Colors: Olive Green, and Pearl White
KD has two national philanthropy’s: The Girl Scouts, and Prevent Child Abuse America.
Each year, Kappa Deltas across the country devote over 125,000 hours to working with Girl Scouts in their communities. Popular KD Girl Scout events are self-esteem workshops, campus tours, International Girls Day celebrations and anti-bullying workshops.
Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock events — local fundraisers that vary from pancake breakfasts and 5K runs to silent auctions and golf tournaments — to support the prevention of child abuse. Shamrock events, staged by thousands of Kappa Delta women in hundreds of communities nationwide, are held throughout the year and have earned local and national media attention.
Kappa Delta offers collegiate women a strong support system and encouragement to excel. Chapter members gain the confidence to achieve their dreams and are inspired to action on campus and in the community.
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Last updated: 9/2/2017