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Kappa Delta to Establish New Chapter at George Mason University

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The National Council is pleased to announce Kappa Delta will establish its 166th active chapter at George Mason University in fall 2017. Kappa Delta will join seven other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus:  Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

“It is an honor to establish Kappa Delta at Mason, located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world,” said Susan Stockton, who as national vice president leads Kappa Delta’s extension efforts.

Founded in 1972, George Mason University is located 16 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Virginia. This will be Kappa Delta’s eighth active chapter in the state of Virginia.

Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia with 22,627 undergraduates. The university was named one of the Top 10 Best Values in Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and is top of the list of Virginia schools for highest average starting salary of its graduates according to Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education.

The fraternity and sorority community represents 8.2 percent of the campus’ undergraduate population. Composed of 35 fraternal organizations, members pride themselves on the pillars of leadership, service, philanthropy, community, friendship and scholarship.  In 2015, the community donated over 10,000 service hours and over $75,000 to local and national philanthropies.

For additional information or to assist with the new chapter, contact Kirstin Barry, director of extension and consultants, at Kappa Delta National Headquarters, at kirstin.barry@kappadelta.org or 901-746-3641. Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board, who have not already completed an application, should apply.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Heidi Roy – 901-746-3655
heidi.roy@kappadelta.org

Hayley Lollar– 901-746-3668
hayley.lollar@kappadelta.org

Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 250,000 members, 165 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition to promote confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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