Kappa Delta welcomes new chapters.

Kappa Delta has experienced significant growth during the 2015-2016 academic year. The sorority has installed three new chapters in fall 2015 and will establish an additional chapter in the spring.

Coming in spring 2016!

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.–Chapter name TBD

In spring 2016, Kappa Delta will establish a chapter at UNC Wilmington, making it Kappa Delta’s twelfth active chapter in the state of North Carolina. Founded in 1947, UNCW is a public university with nearly 13,000 undergraduates. 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. Learn more about UNCW.

Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board at UNCW should complete an application. If you have questions, please contact Kirstin Barry, associate director of extension and consultants, at kirstin.barry@kappadelta.org or 901-746-3641.

Established in fall 2015

Purdue University – Theta Nu Chapter

The Kappa Delta chapter at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., was installed in November 2015, making it the fourth active KD chapter in Indiana. Founded in 1869, Purdue has nearly 30,000 undergraduate students and one of the largest fraternity and sorority communities in the country. Purdue has 81 chapters between the four Greek governing councils and 18 percent of undergraduates are Greek.

Learn more about Theta Nu Chapter at Purdue.

University of Richmond – Theta Mu Chapter

Kappa Delta’s Theta Mu Chapter at the University of Richmond was established in November 2015. It is the sorority’s eighth active chapter in the state of Virginia. It is located not far from Longwood University, the place where Kappa Delta was founded. The University of Richmond was founded in 1830 and is currently home to about 3,000 undergraduate students representing 46 states and 74 countries. The fraternity and sorority community, making up 56 percent of all female students and 43 percent of all male students on campus, is known for strong academics and service. Theta Mu Chapter will have the added benefit of partnering with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, one of the sorority’s philanthropies since 1921.

Learn more about Theta Mu Chapter at Richmond.

Arizona State University – Beta Psi Chapter

In December 2015, Kappa Delta reestablished its Beta Psi Chapter at ASU in Tempe, Ariz. It is Kappa Delta’s second active chapter in Arizona following the recent establishment of the sorority’s Theta Kappa Chapter at Northern Arizona University in spring 2015. Founded in 1885, Arizona State is an internationally renowned research institution ranked in the world’s top 100 universities. ASAU enrolls more than 67,000 undergraduates across its four distinct campuses throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The university is home to more than 60 Greek letter organizations.

Learn more about Beta Psi Chapter at ASU.

Kappa Delta alumnae are invited to contact Kim Lewis, new chapter coordinator, at kim.lewis@kappadelta.org or 901-746-3662, to offer assistance and support to these chapters established in fall 2015.

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 cjjaoii@bellsouth.net. 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 kirstin.barry@kappadelta.org and we will be happy to answer any questions we can about the process.

Good luck!

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