Letter to Parents
As President of Eta Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege and honor to tell you about our sorority both nationally and here at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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. Kappa Delta’s national philanthropies are Girls Scouts of the USA and Prevent Child Abuse America. Our chapter here was installed in 2010 and is one of two sororities on the UALR campus. Some of our chapter’s recent accomplishments include: Receiving the highest GPA on the Panhellenic council on our campus, first place in the Greek Week Stroll Off, Advisor of the Year, as well as earning over 250 hours of community service last semester alone.
Officers, who are elected annually by the chapter members, lead our chapter. In turn, our officers receive advice and guidance from local Kappa Delta alumnae. These volunteers comprise the Eta Sigma chapter advisory board. With their help, our chapter members are more closely able to gain direct insight into what it means to be a Kappa Delta woman. We also report regularly to our chapter specialist, Amber Jolly. She is a nationally appointed volunteer who oversees the activities of a number of collegiate chapters in a region. 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 more than confident that becoming 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, most importantly. We encourage our members to participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge. Kappa Delta also encourages its members to assume chapter responsibilities as an appointed and/or elected officer for we believe that the amount of knowledge and leadership skills gained throughout the year doing so is an insurmountable number. 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 with a variety of organizations, both on and off campus. 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, as well as adjusting 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. We strive to help her reach her greatest potential and in return, we ask that you support your daughter in fulfilling her academic, social, and financial responsibilities to herself and Kappa Delta. We are full believers of the “you get out what you put in” motto, and 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!
Alyssa N. Slicko
Kappa Delta Sorority
Eta Sigma Chapter President