Letter to Parents
As President for the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my greatest honor and privilege to welcome your daughter to our sisterhood! I am a junior here at the College of Charleston majoring in Special Education. This past year I served as the chapter's Intramural chair as well as the Vice President Member Education. In my three years at the College of Charleston, I can say without hesitation that joining Kappa Delta has provided me with more joy, comfort, and support than I could have ever imagined.
Our sisters look forward to sharing all of this and more with you and your daughter! Kappa Delta was established on the CofC campus on November 16, 1996. Nationally, the sorority is very strong with over 200 collegiate chapters and 500 Alumnae Chapters worldwide. Kappa Delta can offer your daughter an unforgettable experience, providing her with invaluable skills and connections to help her succeed not only during college, but for the rest of her life.
For the past seven years, our chapter has been awarded the “Chapter of Excellence” award, the highest honor given in our Greek community. Most recently, we have also won the following awards: “Excellence in Citizenship and Social Development”, the “Philanthropy Donation Award”, “Most Improved GPA Award”, “Highest GPA Award”, and “Excellence in Academic Programming”. We have also received the “Most Improved Recruitment” award on a national level. We are so proud of all of the accomplishments we have made, but none of it would be possible without the dedication of each sister.
With that being said, I would ask that you encourage your daughter to make the most of her sorority membership and support her ability to see the “big picture” benefits of joining such a successful organization. Our goal is to motivate each of our members to become the best versions of themselves, in turn making our sisterhood the best it can be for generations of Kappa Deltas to come.
We highly encourage leadership skills among college women in a supportive, caring environment of friendship. Though many of our sisters rise in leadership within our sisterhood, each member in our chapter is also an actively involved leader in an organization outside of the sorority. Over 20 % of our chapter also hold Officer positions in organizations outside of Kappa Delta. Beyond leadership skills, Kappa Delta also reminds members how important it is to give back to the community through philanthropic service benefitting Prevent Child Abuse America and Darkness to Light. We also strive to instill confidence in young women nationwide through our work with the Girl Scouts of the USA.
I am confident that becoming a member of the Zeta Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta will enhance your daughter’s college experience. Though this membership comes with responsibilities, I can say without reservation that everything she puts into Kappa Delta she will receive back, plus more. I would not be who I am today without this circle of incredible women and I look forward to sharing this experience with your daughter as an initiated sister and lifelong member!
Striving for that which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest,