KD Group

Number of Active Chapters: 149

National Founding Date: October 23, 1897

National Founding Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA

IWU Founding Date: March 23, 1908

Organization Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White

Organization Flower: White Rose

Mascot: Nautilus Shell, Dagger, Teddy Bear, Katydid

Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, and Pearl

Local Chapter Websiteiwu.kappadelta.org

International Headquarters Website: http://www.kappadelta.org/


Academics

Semester Chapter GPA New Member GPA Rank
Fall 2010 3.368 3.269 2/4
Spring 2011 3.387 3.291 3/4
Fall 2011 3.357 3.033 1/4
Spring 2012 3.367 3.238 2/4
Fall 2012 3.447 3.493 1/4

Spring 2013

3.443 3.277 2/4

Grade Point Average

  • To Join (First-Years): 3.000
  • To Join (Continuing): 2.750
  • Good Standing (Active Members): 2.750

Kappa Delta offers study tables twice a week in our chapter house and in the Ames Library.

Our Academic Excellence Chair rewards members who attend study tables with "KD Bucks." Members also earn KD Bucks by earning an A or a B on tests, papers, and projects. We also reward members for A's during chapter each week with a "Smart Cookie."

Women on bad standing will have a meeting with our Academic Excellence Chair, and they will work out a plan to bring their gpa back up! Options can include attending more study tables to get more study hours in or getting personalized help from a sister who is talented in the area that member is struggling with.

Our academic chairs will meet with women on bad standing to discuss a plan to implement in order to bring them up to academic good standing. They will be required to attend study tables for two hours a week. Also, that person is not allowed voting or speaking rights during chapter meetings or ceremonies until they are removed from bad standing


Fees**

Total Cost of 1st Sem, 1st Year Total Cost of 2nd Sem, 1st Year Total Cost Per Year of Upper Division Years (Out-of-House) Total Cost Per Year for Upper Division Years (Living-In-House)

$800.00

$425.00

$850.00

$6,700.00

**reflects 2013-14 fees as provided by the chapter

Above prices include all required dues and fees for that indicated members as well as sisterhood and bid day t-shirts and chapter social functions. Other t-shirts are optional and range from $5.00 - $15.00 each. 


KD HouseHousing

Chapter Capacity: 36

Residency Type: Dormers

Chapter members are expected to live in the chapter facility until chapter housing is full. All Executive Council officers must live in the chapter facility. If more members desire to live in house than we have room for, preference is given to seniors first, followed by juniors, then sophomores, all in gpa order from highest to lowest. As per Illinois Wesleyan policy, up to 18 sophomore members may live in the chapter house. Many senior Kappa Deltas choose to live off campus in houses together, leaving more spots available for junior and sophomore members.

The Kappa Delta house is truly a home, complete with 13 rooms for members to live in, a House Director suite, a Presidential Suite, a guest room, and basement storage for members. Our main floor features a chapter room with a grand piano and a comfortable environment to study. The first floor is completed with a tv lounge featuring three couches, a big screen tv, and a tread mill where our members can exercise. Our second floor houses another tv lounge with a fridge and freezer. Our laundry room is also located here which has two washers and three dryers which are free for members to use. Our third floor holds our study lounge with two lounge chairs and a table with chairs for members to work at. Every member living in house receives her own closet, desk, chair, shelf space, and each room is equipped with a full length mirror and giant windows. Our beds are in our 2 dormers or sleeping rooms (one cold, one warm). Both are kept dark and quiet at all times. We have on street parking (Main St.) and three spots behind the house. We have a large front porch with a bench for members to use. Our backyard is equipped with a grill, outdoor dining table and chairs, two reclining chairs, and a balcony. 

Members who live in house are required to have a meal plan. Members have an option to purchase a meal plan if they live out. Meal plans are 9 meals per week. Our chef can accommodate Vegans, Vegetarians, Gluten Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Shellfish Allergies, Peanut and Other Nut Allergies. All dietary restrictions are considered and taken care of by our Chef who is very considerate of member desires and needs for meal options. There are items available for members to make for breakfast and all other meals that are not prepared by our chef. We have a 24/7 Open Kitchen policy, allowing members access to all food, cooking appliances, and utensils.


Philanthropy

National Philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and Orthopaedic Research Awards

Each year our chapter holds a Shamrock Project in support of The Baby Fold of Normal, IL. 

Our members are required to do 1 hour of service per month and to participate in one Girl Scout event per semester. Doing additional hours are strongly encouraged. Each member raises $25 to be donated to Prevent Child Abuse America and The Baby Fold in Normal, IL.


The New Member Experience

Length: 6 weeks

Hours Per Week: 1 hour per week

New members attend "SET" meetings with older chapter members for an hour each week. At these meetings, they learn the history and facts of Kappa Delta and get to know other women in the chapter. New members participate in a Retreat hosted especially for them. They are required to attend one formal and one informal chapter meeting during this time. The new member will go through 2 Degree ceremonies before Initiation. Weekly optional activities are held to give new members a chance to get to know active sisters better such as Salsa with the Seniors. Each new member receives pearl pals who help her as she goes through the new member period, and a Big sister before initiation. Bigs and Littles hold a special bond and relationship as the Big teaches and guides her Little in all areas of KD and Campus life.


Anti-Hazing Policy

Kappa Delta Sorority does not condone hazing of any kind, in any of her collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta Sorority is concerned about the human dignity of her new members and frowns upon any activity that is degrading. Kappa Delta Sorority does not permit immature action in new member activities. Kappa Delta Sorority does not countenance anything unkind or any display of an undignified nature, either on campus or within her household. Hazing is defined as any activity, action taken or situation created, whether on or off sorority premises, that has the reasonable potential to produce mental, emotional or physical discomfort; embarrassment; harassment; or ridicule. Such action need not be maliciously intended in order to be hazing. Furthermore, hazing often occurs with consent of the victim and is strictly forbidden by sorority policy and law. Hazing activities and situations include, but are not limited to:

  • scavenger hunts, treasure hunts or kidnaps
  • road trips or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the chapter/meeting facility
  • providing and encouraging the consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • blindfolding to disorient or intimidate
  • engaging in public stunts and buffoonery such as the wearing of publicly conspicuous apparel
  • morally degrading or humiliating games and activities
  • paddling in any form
  • interrogations or verbal abuse
  • physical and/or psychological shocks
  • creation of excess fatigue
  • any other activities, which are not consistent with sorority law or regulations and policies of the university.

Per Kappa Delta Sorority policy, the Hazing Statement is read to the new members at the new member orientation meeting (on Bid Day) and to the entire chapter prior to First Degree. After the reading of this statement each new member is given a copy to sign in affirmation of understanding the policy. 

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Mission Statement

Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to:

  • Inspiring our members to reach their full potential;
  • Preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship;
  • Creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs, and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and
  • Fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.

Chapter History

The Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta is one of the earliest chapters of the national sorority. The original Chapter house burned down on Thanksgiving Day of 1956, luckily there were no members in the house and no one was hurt. During the next two years the campus and alumnae worked hard to get the chapter a new chapter facility. The chapter house now located on 1105 N. Main St. was built to house 32 women and was built with sorority housing in mind. In 1958 the chapter moved in to their new loving home! Omicron Chapter celebrated it's Centennial on Illinois Wesleyan's campus in 2008!


 

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