Letter to Parents
As president of the Phi Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, it is my honor to welcome your daughter. As a member of Kappa Delta she will have many positive experiences and will continue to grow to her full potential. It is my privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at Colorado State University.
Kappa Delta was founded October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 240 collegiate chapters and 500 alumnae associations across the country. Our chapter here was installed in 1916 and is one of nine sororities on the CSU campus. In March of 2011, our chapter celebrated its 95th Anniversary. It was a wonderful weekend with many alumnae and collegiate members reconnecting and celebrating this milestone of friendship together. Our National President, Beth Langford, made a special trip to celebrate with us.
Our chapter is led by executive officers who are elected annually by the chapter members. We are lucky to have a great group of alumnae that work with these officers and offer guidance and support. These volunteers comprise the chapter advisory board (CAB). We also report regularly to our National Leadership Team at National Headquarters. Kappa Delta’s National Headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee and is staffed by both members and non-members 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 community service 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 serve as a mentor 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 feel free to contact me.