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Kappa Delta
(ΚΔ)
image:Kappa Delta crest.jpg
Founded October 23, 1897 (1897-10-23) (age 110)
State Female Normal School, (Farmville, Virginia)
Type Social
Scope National
Motto Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
Colors Olive Green and Pearl White
Symbol Nautilus Shell, Dagger, Teddy Bear, Katydid
Flower White Rose
Jewel Diamond, Emerald, Pearl
Philanthropy Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Orthopaedic Research Awards,
Children's Hospital of Richmond Virginia
Members 196,000 currently
lifetime
Headquarters 3205 Players Lane
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Homepage http://www.kappadelta.org

Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) was the first sorority founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), in Farmville, Virginia. The four sororities founded there are called "The Farmville Four": Kappa Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. There is a clock tower at the university dedicated to the Farmville Four, with a clock face representing each sorority. Kappa Delta currently has over 186,000 alumnae, as well as 10,000 undergraduate members in 131 active collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta also has 493 chartered alumnae associations, the most of any National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) group. Its headquarters are located in Memphis, Tennessee. Image File history File links Kappa_delta_crest. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Longwood University is a four-year public, liberal-arts university located in Farmville, Virginia. ... Farmville is a town in Virginia, United States. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Longwood University is a four-year public, liberal-arts university located in Farmville, Virginia. ... Farmville is a town in Virginia, United States. ... The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...

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History

Kappa Delta was founded by Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, and Sara Turner White on the beliefs of friendship, fellowship and sisterly love. Kappa Delta has the distinction of being the only sorority to become a member of the National Panhellenic Conference immediately upon petition. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ...



The Founders of KΔ:

image:LenoraB.jpg‎Lenora Ashmore Blackiston image:MarySparks.jpgMary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick
image:JuliaTyler.jpg‎ Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson image:SaraWhite.jpg Sara Turner White

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Famous Firsts

Kappa Delta became the first National Panhellenic Conference group to form partnerships with various women's organizations that have a great effect on the role of women in leadership positions. Kappa Delta Sorority has partnered with the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which has a great impact on women's community leadership, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Women's Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ...

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Kappa Delta has founded National Women's Friendship Day to celebrate the friendships among women in this country. It is celebrated on the third Sunday in September. Kappa Delta has also teamed up with Dove to promote the Campaign for Real Beauty. This program teaches girls and women to have self-esteem, be confident in themselves, and to accept themselves for who they are. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Kappa Delta also started the KiDs Need to be KiDs Campaign after Hurricane Katrina. The campaign brought toys to kids who were affected by the Hurricane. Currently, the campaign has relaunched to help those affected by the fires in California.


Kappa Delta Beliefs

  • The Purpose:

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

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.

  • The Creed

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.

  • Open Motto

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

  • Vision

Kappa Delta Sorority is committed to providing opportunities and experiences that inspire women to greatness.

  • Mission Statement

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.


Philanthropy

Kappa Delta supports four national philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, the Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia, and Orthopaedic Research Awards. Every Kappa Delta collegiate chapter and many alumnae chapters hold an annual "Shamrock Event" to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America, as well as a local philanthropy of their chapter's choice. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. ...


Notable alumnae

For a full list of notable Kappa Delta alumnae, please visit here: Notable Kappa Deltas


Arts and Entertainment


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  • Claudia Kennedy (Alpha Delta-Rhodes) - first female three star general in the Army (now retired)[9]

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  • Suzy Spafford (Beta Rho-San Diego State) - creator of the Suzy's Zoo greeting cards[14]

Suzy Spafford is a cartoonist whose work includes the Suzys Zoo series of greeting cards. ...

Chapters

Main article: List of Kappa Delta chapters

References

  1. ^ Brooke Anderson - Living the Glamorous Life. Kappa Delta's Alumnae Neighborhood of Tennessee. Retrieved on 2007-11-02.
  2. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Ellen Albertini Dow. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  3. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Ali Landry. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  4. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Georgia O'Keeffe. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  5. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Debbie Maffett Wilson. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  6. ^ Opening the Door to Optimism - Maggie Ireland. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  7. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Pearl Sydenstricker Buck. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  8. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Joan Lowery Nixon. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  9. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Claudia Kennedy. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  10. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Kathleen Babineau Blanco. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  11. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Jean Carpenter Carnahan. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  12. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Bonnie Dunbar. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  13. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Christine O' Grady Gregoire. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  14. ^ Notable Kappa Deltas - Suzy Spafford Lidstrom. Kappa Delta. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.

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External links

  • Kappa Delta Website
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  Results from FactBites:
 
Department of Student Activites : Panhellenic | Kappa Delta (265 words)
Kappa Delta's national philanthropies are the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the Kappa Delta Fund for Children in Need, the Children's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, and the Orthopedic Awards.
Kappa Delta's local philanthropies are the mile pick-up, adopt a family, and nursing home visits.
Throughout all of Kappa Delta's endeavors, both locally and nationally, these sisters always strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.
Kappa Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (509 words)
Kappa Delta became the first National Panhellenic Conference group to form partnerships with various women's organizations that have a great effect on the role of women in leadership positions.
Kappa Delta Sorority is partners with the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which has a great impact on women's community leadership, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Women's Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kappa Delta is a national organization of women committed to a two-fold purpose: to provide a secure, stabilizing environment for personal growth to its collegiate members, and to provide a lifelong association of friendship and enrichment to its alumnae members.
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