Letter to Parents
As president of Theta Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at Northern Arizona University!
Kappa Delta was founded October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 229 collegiate chapters and 500 alumnae chapters across the country. Our chapter here was installed in 2015 and is one of 8 sororities on NAU’s campus. Here at NAU Kappa Delta thrives! We have members on the executive boards of Panhellenic council and Order of Omega (an honors organization for Greek students). After only one year on campus we’ve hosted several successful community service events ourselves and have done well within the Greek community in events like Greek Sing, Greek Week, War of the Roses, Derby Days and other philanthropic efforts.
Our chapter is led by officers who are elected annually by the chapter members. In turn, our officers receive advice and guidance from local Kappa Delta alumnae. These volunteers comprise the Northern Arizona University chapter advisory board. We also report regularly to our chapter coordinator Kim Lewis. She is a staff member of national Kappa Delta who oversees the activities of a number of collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta's National Headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is staffed by both members and nonmembers who carry out the day-to-day business operations of the sorority.
I am confident being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance your daughter’s college experience like it has changed mine and so many others. Membership is a privilege that comes with responsibility. We expect our members and new members to excel academically and participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge. We also encourage our members to assume leadership roles within our chapter as an appointed and/or elected officer. Members and new members alike will learn the value of philanthropy as they take part in our local and national charitable efforts. Furthermore, we expect members and new members to fulfill the financial responsibilities that make the existence of our chapter possible.
Within KD, your daughter will have a big sister, an initiated member who will offer special assistance to help her become familiar with sorority and college life so that she can thrive. Our chapter, local alumnae and the national organization will do everything possible to make your daughter's college career and sorority experience the very best it can be and to help her reach her greatest potential. In return, we ask that you support your daughter in fulfilling her academic, social and financial responsibilities to herself and Kappa Delta. We are confident that she will receive back everything she puts into Kappa Delta and more!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.