Letter to Parents
As president of Epsilon Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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 1977 and is one of three sororities on the UAH campus. Our chapter takes pride in our tremendous involvement on campus, including having members involved in UAH’s Honors College and mentoring program, UAH women’s lacrosse, Beekeeping Club, SGA Senate as well as SGA president, Optometry Club, Admissions Ambassadors, UAH women’s basketball, ROTC, Orientation Leaders, Panhellenic President, and various honor societies just to name a few. We are also proud to say that this most recent semester, we had the highest GPA of all of Greek Life with a GPA of 3.141. One of our chapter’s most recent accomplishments include receiving an Academic Excellence Award at Kappa Delta National Convention.
One of our greatest accomplishments however is our philanthropic achievements. Each year, our chapter raises money to donate to Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Children's Advocacy Center, which is headquartered in Huntsville. Last year we raised over $10,000 to donate to these organizations. Throughout the year we also work very closely with local Girl Scout troops to help them gain confidence and promote friendship between women, encourage them to seek STEM fields, and to bring awareness to other issues like environmental protection. We also raised nearly $1,500 for the Sarah Chapman “Ray of Sunshine” Memorial Scholarship that was created in honor of a past sister from our chapter, and is granted to a woman on our campus every year. Members in Kappa Delta always enjoy giving back to the community and helping others.
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 Epsilon Lambda chapter advisory board. We also report regularly to our chapter services coordinator. She is a member of Kappa Delta’s National Headquarters staff. Kappa Delta's National Headquarters is 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.