Kappa Delta is a collegiate women’s fraternity that was first founded on October 23, 1897 at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Kappa Delta's founders were four very different women who ranged in age from 15 to 23, yet all brought a singular sense of purpose to this particular endeavor. Their dream was to create something more lasting than a club -- a sorority! It was to be an entity that would grow beyond their own chapter at State Female Normal School, but they never dreamed that it would grow into an organization of nearly 230,000 women, 154 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae associations nationwide.
The Eta Theta chapter was founded at Villanova University on April 4, 2004. Our chapter is committed to the values of sisterhood, loyalty and greatness that Kappa Delta stands for and we stick to the Kappa Delta motto, “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.”
Kappa Delta's national philanthropies are Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children's Hospital of Richmond and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In the spring, Kappa Delta hosts its annual Shamrock event to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and it is our biggest philanthropy event of the year. The Villanova student body gathers in the Quad to hang out and watch teams compete in playing cornhole. We also host "Pinwheels for Prevention" in support of PCAA and it is a day when the sisters create a pinwheel garden to represent and support victims of child abuse.
In the fall, Kappa Delta co-sponsors a Fall Festival with a chosen fraternity to raise money for our preferred philanthropies. During this event, everyone gathers to play fun games such as pie in the face, cornhole, kan jam, three-legged races and inflatable jousting.
Kappa Delta also supports the Confidence Coalition, a movement that brings together all individuals, organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence among women and girls. On behalf of this coalition, our chapter celebrates International Women’s Friendship Month in September by setting up a table at the Oreo where students can write small notes of appreciation to their friends that Kappa Deltas hand-deliver all over campus.
Once a semester, Kappa Delta also brings local Girl Scouts to campus to support and influence these young girls to follow their dreams and be great.
The best part of being in Kappa Delta are the genuine bonds formed among the women of our sisterhood. As a sorority, we participate in many events each semester geared at enhancing our sisterhood. During the fall, our chapter goes to Linvilla Orchards and holds a retreat! Additionally, with each new incoming pledge class in the spring, we hold a sleepover/retreat so that the new girls can get to know their brand new sisters and find a home in Kappa Delta. Other sisterhood events include pledge class dinners, Secret Santas, flywheel classes, and movie nights. Even when sisters are not at an organized Kappa Delta event, they are easy to spot on campus at eating Cafe Nova, hanging out by the Oreo, or studying away in the library.
February 2, 7, 9, 13, 16 - Girl Scout Cookie Sales
Friday, March 24 - Annual Shamrock Philanthropy Event