Letter to Parents
As members of Alpha Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta, it is our privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at Oregon State University.
Kappa Delta was founded October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 200 collegiate chapters and 500 alumnae associations across the country. Our chapter here was installed in 1926 and is one of 11 sororities on the Oregon State University campus and a proud member of the Panhellenic Council.
By joining Kappa Delta, your daughter is welcomed into a community, both locally and nationally. Our chapter is led by officers who are elected annually by the chapter members. Those officers receive advice and guidance from local Kappa Delta alumnae who comprise the chapter advisory board. Nationally, we report regularly to our chapter services manager, an appointed volunteer who oversees the activities of a number of collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta's National Headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee, and is staffed by both members and nonmembers who carry out the day-to-day business operations of the sorority.
We are confident being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance your daughter’s college experience- a privilege that comes with responsibility. Our open motto, adopted in 1897, means “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.” Our open motto is at the core of the expectation that our members excel academically, participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills, assume chapter responsibilities as appointed and/or elected officers, and 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.
We want you to rest assured that your daughter will be in the most encouraging and safe environment-one where each woman will grow and excel. 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!