Letter to Parents
In accepting her invitation to join Kappa Delta, your daughter has forever changed her life. As president of the Theta Mu chapter of Kappa Delta it is my absolute privilege to share with you that from now on your daughter will have sisters to laugh with, live with and cry with – sisters who will be with her during the highs and lows today, tomorrow and for the rest of her life.
Kappa Delta was founded down the road at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia on October 23, 1897. Today there are 162 active chapters, Theta Mu being the 160th. Our chapter is proud and excited to call your daughters our new sisters. We chose these women because of their inner beauty and inspiring spirit and we could not be happier to have them join our sisterhood. I ensure you that Kappa Delta will enhance your daughter’s college experience and will no doubt provide her with opportunities and strong relationships after graduation.
In Kappa Delta, the new member process is a time of learning and growing, and it goes without saying that hazing is in direct conflict with Kappa Delta’s values. As a member in Kappa Delta your daughter can have confidence in the fact that she will be treated with kindness, humanity and dignity. The sorority has a strong stand against hazing and will not tolerate hazing of any kind. We require every member to sign a Member Expectations Form, which includes an agreement to abstain from hazing in any form. We expect our new members to excel academically and encourage them to participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge, to assume chapter responsibilities, to learn the value of charitable efforts and to fulfill 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, and adjust 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 and help her reach her greatest personal goals. In return, we ask that you support your daughter in fulfilling her academic, social and financial responsibilities to herself and Kappa Delta. I am confident that she will receive everything she puts into Kappa Delta and more.
I hope to keep you, as parents and role models, involved in our organization and keep communication open. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Chapter President 2017