Letter to Parents
As president of Gamma Delta chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege express to you some details about our sorority nationally and here at East Tennessee State University.
Kappa Delta was founded October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 200 collegiate chapters and 500 alumnae associations across the country. Our chapter here was installed in 1954 and is one of five sororities on the ETSU campus. Some of our chapter’s recent accomplishments include: a successful golf tournament every spring called Shamrock, sponsoring the campus wide Take Back the Night Event, and having great leaders in our chapter, on our campus, and in the community.
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 as well as our 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. As he will make friendships and memories that will last her a lifetime. 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.