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Kappa Delta to Reestablish Chapter at Samford University

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2022 – Kappa Delta Sorority will reestablish the Delta Theta Chapter at Samford University located in Birmingham, Alabama, in fall 2023. Kappa Delta will join six other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu and Zeta Tau Alpha.

“We are thrilled to bring Kappa Delta back to Samford – a community that is renowned for its immersive student experience, nationally-ranked scholastic rigor and lifelong alumni affinity,” said National Vice President-Membership Courtney Hicks Dickey, who leads Kappa Delta’s extension efforts.

Kappa Delta’s Delta Theta Chapter was originally founded at Samford University in 1968 and thrived on the Samford campus for more than 17 years.

“We are pleased to welcome Kappa Delta back to Samford to join a thriving Greek life community,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Phil Kimrey. “As undergraduate enrollment continues to increase at our university, so has the number of students interested in participating in the Greek system, so the timing is perfect.” Currently, 55 percent of Samford’s undergraduate students are members of Greek life organizations.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford first nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks third nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.

For additional information or to assist with the new chapter, contact Elizabeth Wood, training and development manager at Kappa Delta National Headquarters, at elizabeth.wood@kappadelta.orgcreate new email or 901-440-3175. Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board, who have not already completed an application, are encouraged to opens in a new window apply here