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Fast facts and values.


Oct. 23, 1897, at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), Farmville, Virginia


More than 267,000 members throughout the world; 169 active collegiate chapters and more than 200 alumnae chapters nationwide

National Headquarters

3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125
901.748.1897; 800.536.1897


olive green and pearl white


diamond, emerald, pearl

Symbols & Mascots

white rose, nautilus shell, dagger, teddy bear and katydid

National Philanthropies

Girl Scouts of the USA
Prevent Child Abuse America

Historical Philanthropies

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Orthopaedic Research Awards

Open Motto

Ta Kala Diokomen
Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.


Kappa Delta Sorority provides experiences that build confidence in women and inspire them to action through the power of lifelong friendship.


Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to: inspiring our members to reach their full potential; preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship; creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.


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.


The object of Kappa Delta Sorority is the formation and perpetuation of good fellowship, friendship and sisterly love among its members; the encouragement of literature and education; the promotion of social interest; and the furtherance of charitable and benevolent purposes.


May We, Sisters in Kappa Delta, strive each day to seek more earnestly the honorable and beautiful things. May We each day through love of those within our circle, Learn to know and understand better those without our circle. May the diamond shield that guards our love find us each day Truer, Wiser, More Faithful, More Loving, and More Noble.

Non-discrimination Policy

Kappa Delta does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. We consider for membership all women who meet our high standards in the areas of character, academics and leadership potential.

NPC Affiliation

Kappa Delta is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women’s fraternities and sororities. Founded in 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities. Member groups are represented on more than 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae chapters, making up 3.6 million-plus sorority women in the world.

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