Kappa Delta welcomes new chapters.
Kappa Delta added two new chapters to its roll during this academic year. It now has 165 active collegiate chapters and is growing all the time.
Kappa Delta’s newest chapter was reestablished at Centre College in October 2016. Kappa Delta first established its Iota Chapter in Kentucky at Caldwell College in 1907. Through a series of mergers, Caldwell College became the Kentucky College for Women, which merged into Centre College. Founded in 1819, Centre is a private, four-year liberal arts institution with almost 1,400 undergraduates that prepares students for lives of learning, leadership and service. The Centre Commitment guarantees students who meet the college’s academic and social expectations an internship or a research opportunity, study abroad and graduation in four years.
The university’s fraternity and sorority community, representing 55 percent of the campus’ undergraduate population, donated 8,900 hours to community service and raised more than $99,000 for local and national philanthropies last year. Centre College was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges, named the best college in Kentucky by Forbes, and ranked number one in happiest graduates in the nation by the Alumni Factor. This is Kappa Delta’s ninth active chapter in the state of Kentucky.
Learn more about Iota Chapter at Centre.
In September 2016, Kappa Delta established its Theta Omicron Chapter at West Chester University, its eighth active chapter in Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1891, WCU is located in West Chester, just 25 miles west of Philadelphia. It is the largest of the 14 public institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area. WCU enrolls more than 14,000 undergraduates, and 16 percent of its female students join sororities. The university competes in NCAA Division II athletics and has more than 20 varsity programs, making it one of the largest DII programs in the country.
For its focus on philanthropy, West Chester has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It has been recognized as both a top regional university, a top public school in the north, a top school for veterans and a top 100 best buy. U.S. News & World Report ranks it the 18th top public school among regional universities in the north.
Learn more about Theta Omicron Chapter at WCU.
Alumnae are invited to contact Kirstin Barry, director of extension and consultants, to offer assistance and support to our new chapters.
How do I start a KD chapter on my campus?
This is one of the most frequent questions we are asked by individuals and college Panhellenics. Kappa Delta is committed to national growth and providing young women with a positive sorority experience. We eagerly welcome inquiries about ways we can expand our sorority to your campus. Starting new chapters is one of the most exciting things we do!
As a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, Kappa Delta Sorority abides by a set of rules that all NPC sororities must follow. These rules govern, among other things, the process of beginning a new chapter on a campus. For assistance and details about the process, visit the NPC website.
If you are a local sorority that is not affiliated with an NPC group and would like to be affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority, please contact Kirstin Barry. We will be happy to answer questions about the process.