Kappa Delta

Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.

Nationally Founded

October 23, 1897, at State Female Normal School (now Longwood College), in Farmville, Virginia, by Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendricks,Sara Turner White, and Julia Tyler Wilson . Their dream was to create something more lasting than a club: a sorority! It was to be an entity that would grow beyond their chapter at State Female Normal School. They never dared dream that it would grow into an organization of approximately 172,000 women, nearly 190 chartered chapters and more than 465 chartered alumnae associations nationwide.

Founded at Auburn in 1922

Sigma Lambda Chapter of Kappa Delta was the first national sorority to be established on the Auburn University campus in 1922.  The chapter began small, with a seven-member group including Anita Patterson, Lilian Sharpley, Emily Hare, Dorothy Anderson, Kate Floyd, Camille Dowell and Alice Cary.  They met at the home of the president, Dr. Spright Dowell, father of Camille.   Since that time, Sigma Lambda has grown to be the largest sorority on campus.

Membership

Kappa Delta has over 172,000 women worldwide making up nearly 190 chartered chapters and more than 465 chartered alumnae associations nationwide.

National Philanthropies

Prevent Child Abuse America; Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Research Awards Kappa Delta Symbols

Symbols and Mascots

teddy bear, nautilus shell, dagger, & katydid

Colors

olive green & pearl white

Jewels

diamond, emerald, pearl

Flower

white rose

The Kappa Delta Open Motto

Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.