Letter to Parents
Dear Kappa Delta Parents:
It is my honor to welcome your daughter into Kappa Delta Sorority here at Illinois Wesleyan University. My name is Olivia Padilla and I serve as Omicron chapter president. I write this letter with great privilege, as I am delighted to share more information about Kappa Delta with you.
Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Nationally, Kappa Delta has chartered more than 200 college chapters with more than 250,000 members and 500 alumnae chapters across the country. Our own chapter here at IWU was founded on March 28, 1908. As Kappa Delta’s we strive to instill confidence in women everywhere. Our partnership with the Girl Scouts is an enriching, wholesome experience where we are able to connect with young girls and share the confidence we promote. More of our philanthropic work is seen during our annual Shamrock event where we raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America and The Baby Fold located in Normal, IL. Our event last year raised more than $4,000!
Our chapter is led by officers who are elected annually by members to create our chapter’s council. Our officers spend time brainstorming new and exciting ways to encourage growth within our chapter. This is accomplished through the guidance of our chapter advisory board (CAB). In addition to CAB, our officers report regularly to Kappa Delta nationals through nationally-appointed volunteers who oversee the activities of a number of collegiate chapters. Our council receives endless support from those who want nothing more than to see our chapter grow stronger together.
If you’re wondering what your daughter can gain from being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, I’m here to tell you all about the greatness she can see throughout her college experience and beyond. Being a Kappa Delta is a privilege that comes with responsibility; we expect our members to excel academically and encourage them to participate in chapter services such as an appointed officer position or an elected council officer. We anticipate members will learn the value of philanthropy as they take part in our local and national charitable efforts, as well as our social events. Being a Kappa Delta will mean something different to each and every member, however, we all share a common bond that links us all together: striving for the honorable, beautiful, and highest.
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 as well as helping 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 she will receive back everything she puts into Kappa Delta and more!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have.