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Kappa Delta welcomes new chapters.

Kappa Delta welcomed two new chapters this fall, increasing the number of active collegiate chapters to 166.

Theta Rho Chapter at George Mason University

On Bid Day, Oct. 1, 2017, the sorority welcomed the first new member class of its Theta Rho Chapter at George Mason University. The chapter was installed in November, making it Kappa Delta’s eighth active chapter in the state of Virginia.

Founded in 1972, George Mason University is located 16 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Virginia. Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia with 22,627 undergraduates. The university was named one of the Top 10 Best Values in Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and is top of the list of Virginia schools for highest average starting salary of its graduates according to Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education.

Kappa Delta joined seven other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha. The fraternity and sorority community represents 8.2 percent of the campus’ undergraduate population. Composed of 35 fraternal organizations, members pride themselves on the pillars of leadership, service, philanthropy, community, friendship and scholarship. In 2015, the community donated over 10,000 service hours and over $75,000 to local and national philanthropies.

For additional information or to assist with the new chapter, contact Kirstin Barry, director of extension and consultants.

Theta Pi Chapter at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

On Oct. 28, 2017, Kappa Delta installed its Theta Pi Chapter at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Kappa Delta joined four other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Gamma. The new chapter at UAB is Kappa Delta’s seventh active chapter in Alabama.

With more than 10,000 undergraduate students, UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama. The campus originated as an extension of the University of Alabama, but became an autonomous institution in 1969 with the creation of the University of Alabama system. UAB is known for its nationally recognized academic health center, and many undergraduate students choose to continue onto UAB professional programs upon graduation.

The fraternity and sorority community at UAB has seen rapid growth in recent years. Academics are a top priority for students at UAB. Sorority members earned a 3.28 cumulative council GPA after the spring 2014 semester.

Contact Kirstin Barry, director of extension and consultants, if you have questions or would like to assist with the new chapter.

Sigma Zeta Chapter at the University of Michigan

In fall 2018, Kappa Delta will reestablish its Sigma Zeta Chapter at the University of Michigan, making it the fourth active KD chapter in the state. Located in Ann Arbor, just 45 minutes from Detroit, the university was founded in 1817 as one of the nation’s first public universities. It has nearly 29,000 undergraduate students, 17 percent of whom are members of the fraternity/sorority community. Michigan is ranked in the top five U.S. public universities and “boasts one of the best college towns in the country,” according to U.S News and World Report.

Kappa Delta will join 17 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Delta Tau and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Contact Kirstin Barry, director of extension and consultants, if you have questions or would like to assist with the new chapter.

How do I start a KD chapter on my campus?

This is one of the most frequent questions we are asked by individuals and college Panhellenics. Kappa Delta is committed to national growth and providing young women with a positive sorority experience. We eagerly welcome inquiries about ways we can expand our sorority to your campus. Starting new chapters is one of the most exciting things we do!

As a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, Kappa Delta Sorority abides by a set of rules that all NPC sororities must follow. These rules govern, among other things, the process of beginning a new chapter on a campus. For assistance and details about the process, visit the NPC website.

If you are a local sorority that is not affiliated with an NPC group and would like to be affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority, please contact Kirstin Barry. We will be happy to answer questions about the process.

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