Kappa Delta Sorority was founded in 1897 at State Female Normal School, now Longwood University, in Farmville, Va. The thought that 125 years ago four young women could just sit down and create a sisterhood as enduring as Kappa Delta sometimes defies understanding, but that's exactly what they did.
Today, Kappa Delta is an impressive nationwide organization that reaches far beyond the local chapter. We have more than 288,000 initiated members, 168 active collegiate chapters across the country and more than 530 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Led led by an elected National Council, hundreds of national volunteers and a professional staff numbering over 50, we have a network of sisters and friends around the world who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Together, Kappa Deltas impact the lives of members and those in need around the world. Contributions to the Kappa Delta Foundation from alumnae, collegians and friends of Kappa Delta enable the sorority to further its philanthropic efforts, providing support for the sorority’s national philanthropies, numerous local community outreach programs, as well as scholarships and educational opportunities for members.
We have chosen to become Kappa Deltas because we believe that, in some way, all of us can be better together than each of us can be alone. That is the strength of Kappa Delta.
Kappa Delta Sorority provides experiences that build confidence in women and inspire them to action through the power of lifelong friendship.
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to: encouraging members to live with integrity and honor in the bonds of lifelong friendship; building confidence in members to excel in college and throughout their lives; inspiring members to be active leaders, responsible citizens and engaged members of the community; and providing opportunities and experiences that foster personal and professional growth for a lifetime.
Truth & Loyalty
Colors: olive green and pearl white
Jewels: diamond, emerald, pearl
Symbols & Mascots: white rose, nautilus shell, dagger and teddy bear
About Alpha Delta
The Alpha Delta chapter of Kappa Delta was established at Rhodes College on April 21st, 1925. Follow us on Instagram: @rhodeskappadelta and Facebook: @RhodesCollegeKappaDelta