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Encyclopedia > Kappa Delta Chi
Kappa Delta Chi
(ΚΔΧ)
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Founded April 6, 1987
Texas Tech University
Type Social
Scope National
Colors Pink and Maroon
Flower Pink Rose
Philanthropy American Cancer Society
Values Unity,Honesty, Integrity & Leadership
Headquarters P.O. Box 4317
Lubbock, Texas 79409, USA
Homepage http://www.kappadeltachi.org National KDX Website

The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority (ΚΔΧ), also known as K-D Chi, pronounced Kay-Dee-Kie, is a Greek letter, intercollegiate sorority founded by Hispanic women in the United States. KDChi is a 501(c)7 organization. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... This article is about the color. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... This article is about the color. ... 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... The Greek alphabet (Greek: ) is an alphabet consisting of 24 letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 8th or early 8th century BC. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ...

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Purpose

The Purpose of Kappa Delta Chi is to promote the values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership among women at colleges and universities. Through numerous service events, sisterhood retreats and academic and cultural workshops, KDChi’s learn more about themselves and each other. They sprout into impacting leaders and help guide the next generation to success. KDChi is a non-traditional sorority full of sisters of all backgrounds and professions.


Mission Statement

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is a Latina founded, 501 (c) 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.


History

Founding

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority was established at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas by four friends who recognized the need to unify and promote leadership amongst Hispanic women at the university. The Founders are Cynthia Garza-Fleitman, Nellie Flores-Ledesma, Irene Montoya and Melissa Montoya. Their dream was to create something more lasting than a club.It was to be an entity that would extend beyond their college days. They sought to incorporate the principles of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership into this organization. Texas Tech University redirects here. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ...


Kappa Delta Chi became a nationally recognized sorority with the induction of the first chapter outside of Texas in 1991. Over the years, Kappa Delta Chi has grown to include women of various ethnicities and cultures and has inducted other chapters throughout the country. All with the common premise of joining Kappa Delta Chi because of the scholastic, philanthropic, and ethical standards that it cultivates and encourages. These are the standards that we emanate through sisterly friendship and servitude to each other and to those around us.


Founders

  • Cynthia Garza-Fleitman
  • Nellie Flores-Ledesma
  • Irene Montoya
  • Melissa Montoya

Charter Members

The women began the steps to become recognized as an organization at the university and asked Marlene Hernandez, Associate Director of New Student Relations to be their adviser. The Founders enlisted the aid of ten women to help promote the ideals and philosophy of the sorority to other Hispanic women at Texas Tech. These ten women are known as the Charter members of Kappa Delta Chi. They are as follows:

  • Rocio Briseno
  • Melissa Chavez
  • Mary Garza
  • Maria Pando
  • Christella Rivera
  • Carline Soto
  • Theresa Reyes
  • Doris Mendiola
  • Suzanna Cisneros
  • Dahlia Cavazos

Due to the hard work and effort of the Founders and the Charter members, Kappa Delta Chi was recognized as an official organization at Texas Tech University on April 6, 1987. This historic day is officially recognized as Kappa Delta Chi’s founding date.


Kappa Delta Chi became a nationally recognized sorority with the induction of the first chapter outside of Texas in 1991. Over the years, Kappa Delta Chi has grown to include women of various ethnicities and cultures and has inducted chapters at 8 states throughout the country. All with the common premise of joining Kappa Delta Chi because of the scholastic, philanthropic, and ethical standards that it cultivates and encourages.


Philanthropy

As the result of the organization’s diligent work and determination, Kappa Delta Chi was recognized as a service-based, nonprofit corporation by the State of Texas on September 25, 1997. Subsequently, the organization became known as Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.


Undergraduate chapters of Kappa Delta Chi hold an annual Bowl-A-Thon that funds the majority of the projects that the National Foundation sponsors. The Foundation receives, manages and distributes scholarship funds, annual gifts, and other donations for the purpose of funding educational and leadership development programs for the communities we support and the American Cancer Society, the national philanthropy of Kappa Delta Chi.


The Kappa Delta Chi Foundation High School Scholarship was established in 1999 to help graduating high school women enter their first year of college. The scholarship is available on a competitive basis and is a onetime award. The scholarship(s) ranges from $500-$1,000. “We are very proud to be helping these women continue their education with the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. National Foundation Scholarship, as well as the Irene Montoya Scholarship. We know and hope they will continue to strive for excellence” said Kandice R. Cruz, Director of Philanthropy & Scholarships.


The money raised by the Kappa Delta Chi Foundation is used for the purpose of funding educational and leadership development programs for our local communities as well as for scholarships for deserving high school students and members of Kappa Delta Chi. Since its beginning in 1999, the Kappa Delta Chi Scholarship Fund has given over $25,000 in educational awards. The Foundation has also integrated grants that undergraduate and alumnae chapters can apply for so that they can implement service learning projects such as educational and leadership programming.


On September 10 2007, Kappa Delta Chi awarded $3,000 in scholarships to four college bound high school students (out of a pool of 300 applicants) and donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society. The Foundation has also added the Irene Montoya Scholarships to include members pursuing their undergraduate and graduate careers.


KDChi Quick Facts

  • KDChi has its National Headquarters in Lubbock, Texas.
  • KDChi has an established National Alumni Association with alumni regions coast to coast.
  • KDChi supports two National Philanthropy endeavors, the Kappa Delta Chi Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
  • KDChi has university-recognized chapters throughout the United States.
  • KDChi celebrated it's 20th Annivesary in April of 2007.
  • KDChi is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).
  • KDChi is at 8 states throughout the country including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma.
  • KDChi has undergraduate and alumni sisters nationwide with alumni chapters in the East Coast as well as West Coast.
  • KDChi holds the penguin as its mascot.
  • KDChi does not tolerate hazing.
  • Civil Rights Advocate Dolores Huerta is an honorary sister of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. as of January 2006 as inducted by Alpha Alpha Chapter of KDChi in Wichita, Kansas.

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