Letter to Parents
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
As President of Omega Xi chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege to tell you about our sorority nationally and at the University of Cincinnati.
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. Our chapter here at the University of Cincinnati was installed in 1913 and is one of nine sororities on the UC campus.
Our chapter is led by 9 officers, including myself, who are elected annually by the chapter members. In turn, our officers receive advice and guidance from local Kappa Delta alumnae. These volunteers comprise the Omega Xi chapter advisory board. We also report regularly to our chapter specialist, Stefanie Gray. She is a nationally-appointed volunteer who oversees the activities of a number of collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta's National Headquarters is located 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 confident being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance all New Members’ collegiate experiences. It is a privilege that comes with responsibility. We expect our members and new members to excel academically and encourage them to participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge. Kappa Delta encourages its members to assume the chapter responsibilities as one of over 30 appointed officer positions. We anticipate members and new members will learn the value of philanthropy as they take part in our local and national charitable efforts. We strive to inspire women to be confident and well rounded. Furthermore, we expect members and new members to fulfill the financial responsibilities that make the existence of our chapter possible.
All Newly Initiated Kappa Deltas participate in a mentorship program within chapter where an older member offers special assistance to help her adjust to sorority and college life. We refer to this program as Big and Little Sisters. You can be sure that your new Kappa Delta is taken well care of here. Our chapter, local alumnae, and the national organization will do everything possible to make our new members’ collegiate career and sorority experience the very best. We are here to help her reach her greatest potential. We are confident that our New Members will receive back tenfold everything they put into Kappa Delta.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lisa Therese Miller
2634 Stratford Ave, Building 3 Stratford Heights
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219