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Kappa Delta Invited to Re-establish Chapter at Arizona State University

March 3, 2015 (MEMPHIS, TN) – The National Council is pleased to announce that Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. has invited Kappa Delta to re-establish its Beta Psi Chapter in fall 2015. Kappa Delta will join 11 other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa.

“As one of America’s largest universities, ASU has established itself as the New American University, one committed to ‘excellence, access and impact,’” said Betty Mulkey, who as national vice president leads Kappa Delta’s extension efforts. “Kappa Delta is honored to return to this innovative community and contribute to ASU’s tradition of excellence.”

Founded in 1885 as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe, ASU has grown into an internationally renowned research institution. The World University Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks ASU in the world’s top 100 universities. The Wall Street Journal has also named ASU as one of the nation’s top five universities for best prepared graduates. As of fall 2014, ASU enrolls more than 67,000 undergraduates across its four distinct campuses throughout metropolitan Phoenix.

At the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, ASU’s fraternity and sorority community began developing a new model for the Greek experience, called the New American Fraternity and Sorority Community, to complement the broader New American University model created by ASU’s president. The New American Fraternity and Sorority Community model seeks to move the Greek community forward by reframing the mission, vision and core values of the Greek experience. ASU is home to more than 60 Greek letter organizations. The new chapter at ASU will be Kappa Delta’s second active chapter in Arizona following the recent establishment of the Theta Kappa Chapter at Northern Arizona University in spring 2015.

For additional information or to assist with the new chapter, contact Kirstin Barry, extension and consultant manager at Kappa Delta National Headquarters, at kirstin.barry@kappadelta.org or 901-748-1897, ext. 202. Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board should complete an application.

Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 230,000 members, 159 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting 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 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. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit our website.

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