Letter to Parents
As president of Alpha Phi chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at Westminster College.
Kappa Delta was founded October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 229 collegiate chapters and 500 alumnae chapters across the country. Our chapter here was installed in 1931 and is one of 5 sororities on the Westminster College campus. Some of our chapter’s recent accomplishments include: a successful 5k Shamrock event benefiting Prevent Child Abuse America and the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter, a fantastic Girl Scout event with 70+ girls from local troops, and earning an achievement award at National Convention this past summer.
Our chapter is led by officers who are elected annually by the chapter members. In turn, our officers receive advice and guidance from local Kappa Delta alumnae. These volunteers comprise the Alpha Phi chapter advisory board. We also report regularly to our Chapter Services Coordinator, Catie Barbieri. She is a nationally-appointed staff member who oversees the activities of a number of collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta's National Headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is staffed by both members and nonmembers who carry out the day-to-day business operations of the sorority.
I am confident being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance your daughter’s college experience. It is a privilege that comes with responsibility. We expect our members and new members to excel academically and encourage them to participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge. Kappa Delta encourages its members to assume chapter responsibilities as an appointed and/or elected officer. We anticipate members and new members will learn the value of philanthropy as they take part in our local and national charitable efforts, as well as our social events. Furthermore, we expect members and new members to fulfill the financial responsibilities that make the existence of our chapter possible.
Within KD, your daughter will have a big sister, an initiated member who will offer special assistance to help her become familiar with, and adjust to, sorority and college life. 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!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.