Kappa Delta Sorority Chapter at University of North Georgia Suspended
Memphis, Tennessee – On April 15, 2019, the University of North Georgia suspended Kappa Delta’s Epsilon Gamma Chapter. This decision followed an investigation by the university and sorority of inappropriate behavior of members, which violated the terms of the chapter’s probation from an incident last year. The chapter was declared inactive by Kappa Delta Sorority.
“This is a rare occurrence,” said Tricia Ruma Spence, national president of Kappa Delta Sorority. “The national organization took great measures to correct member behavior, including disciplinary action for those members involved, numerous visits from national representatives and ongoing support from a chapter leadership consultant in residence. We are committed to holding members accountable for actions that violate policy and do not meet our expectations.”
Kappa Delta’s Epsilon Gamma Chapter was founded at the University of North Georgia on Feb. 17, 1973, and has initiated nearly 1,500 members during its 46 years on campus. The chapter has earned several awards from national Kappa Delta for its excellence in membership, academics and philanthropy. It has been recognized on campus as Chapter of the Year for 10 consecutive years, 2007-2017.
Kappa Delta plans to work with the University of North Georgia to recolonize the chapter in fall 2021 given the conditions are suitable and with approval of the university. Epsilon Gamma Chapter and its alumnae continue to be a valued part of the organization.
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Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 271,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in many philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition to promote confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.