New KD Chapters
Kappa Delta Sorority currently has 159 active collegiate chapters.
Fall 2015 New Chapters
Kappa Delta is pleased to announce it will add the following new chapters. Alumnae are invited to contact Kirstin Barry, extension and consultant manager, to offer assistance and support at email@example.com, (901) 746-3641.
University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.–Theta Mu Chapter
The University of Richmond is a private, liberal arts university located just six miles from downtown Richmond and 90 miles from Washington D.C. The university was founded in 1830 and is currently home to about 3,000 undergraduate students representing 46 states and 74 countries. U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Richmond among the top 25 liberal arts universities in the country. The fraternity and sorority community, making up 56 percent of all female students and 43 percent of all male students at the U of R, is known for strong academics and service. The National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus had an average GPA of 3.51 in fall 2013. Additionally, Panhellenic women reported completing roughly 5,000 community service hours and raised over $16,500 for various philanthropic and charitable causes during the fall 2013 semester alone. A Kappa Delta chapter at the University of Richmond will have the added benefit of partnering with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, one of the sorority’s historic philanthropies since 1921. This will be Kappa Delta’s eighth active chapter in the state. Kappa Delta will join five other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Pi Beta Phi.
Learn more about UR and Kappa Delta at Richmond.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.–Theta Nu Chapter
Founded in 1869, Purdue University has nearly 30,000 undergraduate students and is home to the fourth largest international student population of any university in the U.S. The Greek community at Purdue was established in 1875 and is one of the largest fraternity and sorority community in the country. Several of Purdue’s most famous alumni are members of fraternities and sororities, including Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon. Purdue has 81 chapters between the four Greek governing councils and 18 percent of undergraduates are Greek. The new Kappa Delta chapter at Purdue will be the fourth active chapter in Indiana. Kappa Delta will join 17 other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Learn more about Purdue and Kappa Delta at Purdue.
Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.–Beta Psi Chapter
Kappa Delta is thrilled to reestablish our Beta Psi Chapter at ASU! Founded in 1885 as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe, ASU has grown into an internationally renowned research institution. The World University Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks ASU in the world’s top 100 universities. The Wall Street Journal has also named ASU as one of the nation’s top five universities for best prepared graduates. As of fall 2014, ASU enrolls more than 67,000 undergraduates across its four distinct campuses throughout metropolitan Phoenix. At the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, ASU’s fraternity and sorority community began developing a new model for the Greek experience, called the New American Fraternity and Sorority Community, to complement the broader New American University model created by ASU’s president. The New American Fraternity and Sorority Community model seeks to move the Greek community forward by reframing the mission, vision and core values of the Greek experience. ASU is home to more than 60 Greek letter organizations. The new chapter at ASU will be Kappa Delta’s second active chapter in Arizona following the recent establishment of the Theta Kappa Chapter at Northern Arizona University in spring 2015. Kappa Delta will join 11 other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa.
Learn more about ASU and Kappa Delta at ASU.
Spring 2016 New Chapters
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.–Chapter name TBD
Founded in 1947, UNC Wilmington is a public university with nearly 13,000 undergraduates. Situated in the center of Wilmington, the campus is just five miles from the historic downtown riverfront of the Cape Fear River and just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean and Wrightsville Beach. The university’s fraternity and sorority community, representing 12 percent of the campus’ undergraduate population, donates an average of 23,000 hours annually to community service and raised more than $70,000 for local and national philanthropies last year. UNC Wilmington was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 regional universities in the South and is ranked six on the list of best public institutions in the South. This will be Kappa Delta’s twelfth active chapter in the state of North Carolina. Kappa Delta will join nine other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board at UNCW should complete an application. Learn more about UNCW.
Spring 2015 New Chapters
Kappa Delta added two new chapters in spring 2015. Alumnae are invited to contact Kim Lewis, new chapter coordinator, to offer assistance and support at firstname.lastname@example.org, 901-746-3662.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.–Theta Kappa Chapter
Theta Kappa chapter was established on Feb. 1, 2015 and installed on March 8, 2015. Learn more about Kappa Delta at NAU.
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc.–Theta Lambda Chapter
Theta Lambda chapter was established on Feb. 8, 2015 and installed on March 28, 2015. Learn more about Kappa Delta at MU.
Fall 2014 New Chapters
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.–Theta Iota Chapter
Theta Iota chapter was established on Oct. 19, 2014 and installed on Dec. 6, 2014. Learn more about Kappa Delta at UND.
Start a 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, college Panhellenics and KDs-both collegians and alumnae. Kappa Delta is committed to national growth and strength 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!
However, as a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, Kappa Delta Sorority agrees to abide by a certain set of "rules" that all sororities must follow as a member of the NPC. These rules govern, among other things, the process of beginning a new chapter on a campus. NPC has termed that process "extension."
The National Panhellenic Conference has an Extension Committee that is designed to assist universities with the process of starting new chapters or creating a new Panhellenic system. You can contact the NPC Extension Chairperson, Carole Jones, at email@example.com. You can also visit www.npcwomen.org and click on Collegians & Advisors > Extension information for more information.
If you are a local sorority that is not affiliated with an NPC group and would like to be affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any questions we can about the process.