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Encyclopedia > Kappa Delta Phi

Kappa Delta Phi (ΚΔΦ) is a college fraternity, founded on April 14, 1900 at Bridgewater State College. It has since grown to have chapters at 31 different institutions. A sister sorority, Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, was first established in 1971 at Husson College in Bangor, Maine. The sorority has grown to 13 active chapters and 2 colonies. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Bridgewater State College is a public liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. ... 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...

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Mission Statement

The Kappa Delta Phi Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which creates the opportunity for members and friends to support the undergraduate student's needs. This foundation will build financial resources to support scholarships, speaker grants, and other educational purposes. This foundation is committed to enhancing the fraternity experience for all its active membership. 501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Scholarship is the pursuit of academic research, whether in the arts and humanities or sciences, and in all such fields means deep mastery of a subject, often through study at institutions of higher education. ... Grants are funds given to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or local governments by foundations, corporations, governments, small business and individuals. ...


Purpose (National Fraternity)

To bring together males of good character who are studying in institutions of higher education and who manifest a keen interest in higher education; to promote the highest ideals and educational practices; to promote a spirit of good citizenship and to seek change in our institution only through duly constituted authority; to actively support the fight against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or creed; and to strengthen and preserve the bonds of brotherhood which link men together working toward a common cause.[1]


Purpose (Sorority)

To encourage higher educational ideals in our institutions, to promote a spirit of citizenship, individual character, and fellowship, and to oppose discrimination, on the basis of race, color or creed, in order to strengthen and preserve the bonds of sisterhood. From http://www.kappadeltaphinas.org


Chapters

See List of Kappa Delta Phi Chapters A list of Kappa Delta Phi Chapters. ...


Founding Fathers

Nahum Leonard was born on December 11, 1876 in Bridgewater, Ma. ... Joseph Augustine Cushman (January 31, 1881–April 16, 1949) was an American geologist, paleontologist and foraminiferologist. ...

References

about Kappa Delta Phi


External links

  • Official homepage
  • Unofficial homepage of the national fraternity
  • Official homepage of the national sorority

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