Kappa Delta Phi

Kappa Delta Phi

Kappa Delta Phi (ΚΔΦ) is a college general men's fraternity, founded on April 14, 1900 at Bridgewater Normal School now known as Bridgewater State College. It has 13 active chapters.

Nahum Leonard - Founding FatherKappa Delta Phi, founded in 1900 at Bridgewater State College by Nahum Leonard has moved forward to encompass 30 other campuses. Since the founding of Kappa Delta Phi, it has sought to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and to seek truths in our professions. We have fulfilled that goal with great success. Our Brothers are leaders in their professions and are located throughout the world. Our active brothers have been admitted into a large family with old traditions and our alumnus have been weathered by wars and the hardships of the world to offer all brothers a better view of the world in which we live. Once a Kappa man Always a Kappa man. We wear our badges with honor. We enjoy the privileges and benefits of Kappa Delta Phi for life. We are blessed with the knowledge that there is always a home to come back to and a large family they can depend on.

The purposes of this fraternity shall be to bring together males of good character who are studying in institutions of higher education and who manifest a keen interest in higher education; to promote the highest ideals and educational practices; to promote a spirit of good citizenship and to seek change in our institution only through duly constituted authority; to actively support the fight against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or creed; and to strengthen and preserve the bonds of brotherhood which link men together working toward a common cause.

Since the beginning of time, men have found it helpful and enjoyable to gather together for many reasons. Lodges and clubs have been found in all walks of life - from the knights of old to the military and political men of today. Fellowship has indeed been one of the basic needs of the individual. Therefore it is only natural for groups of college men to meet together in Greek letter societies.Since the turn of the century, the increase in fraternities has been rapid, with the total membership of all the fraternities numbering in the millions.

Fraternity men have been, and still are the leaders in colleges and universities. The college fraternity supplements book learning by setting up a proving ground in which the members may practice what they learn in the lecture hall and help themselves become well-rounded individuals.

Kappa Delta Phi is a fraternity interested in higher education, and also encourages social life. As boys grow into men, there is to be found the development of poise, grace, and confidence which are essential to the progress and success of the real professional.Joining Kappa Delta Phi costs more than money. It costs your time, your effort, loyalty, and cooperation. It has been worth it for thousands of men.

Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity serves as an effective recreational outlet in contributing to the four years of educational experience.Important DatesMembership in 1900 - 14Membership in 2000 - 21,000

April 14, 1900

Founded at Bridgewater State Normal School, Bridgewater, MA

1901Official badge adopted

1902Nahum Leonard named "Father of the Fraternity"

1904Fraternity Grip adopted

1906First Convention held at Young's Hotel, Boston, MA

1909Black and gold colors adopted

1911Scholarship Cup adopted

1914General Fraternity established with 36 active members

1929Kappa Delta Phi becomes National Fraternity

1930President's Cup adopted

1940Coat of Arms adopted

1947Official Key adopted

1949National Relations Award adopted

1959Philanthropy Award adopted

1962Display Award adopted

1966National Emblem, the crow, adopted

1967National Flower, the yellow rose, adopted

1968National Fraternity reorganized

1969New National Constitution adoptedEdward F. Webber Scholarship Award adoptedNahum Leonard Scholarship adoptedSenior Scholarship adoptedThe Golden Key published

1978Summer Workshops for Chapters established

1983Distinguished Service Award Scholarship adopted

1985Outstanding Chapter Award adoptedOutstanding Leadership Award adopted

1986National Rushing and Pledging Manual established

1989National Alumni Association is incorporated

1990 Kappa Delta Phi joins the National Inter fraternity Conference

1993Alpha Stone is dedicatedPaul G. Collette Award for Excellence is adopted

Chapters List

Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity Chapters

* Alpha - Bridgewater State College - Bridgewater, MA
* Beta - Salem State College - Salem, MA
* Gamma - Keene State College - Keene, NH
* Delta - Boston University - Boston, MA
* Epsilon - Rhode Island College - Providence, RI
* Zeta - University of Maine at Farmington - Farmington, ME
* Eta - University of Maine at Machias - Machias, ME
* Theta - Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA
* Iota - University of Southern Maine - Gorham, ME
* Kappa - Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
* Lambda - Husson College - Bangor, ME
* Mu - University of Maine at Presque Isle - Presque Isle, ME
* Nu - Thomas College - Waterville, ME
* Xi - Lyndon State College - Lyndonville, VT
* Omicron - Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts - North Adams, MA
* Pi - Cape Cod Community College - West Barnstable, MA
* Rho - University of Maine at Fort Kent - Fort Kent, ME
* Sigma - Plymouth State University - Plymouth, NH
* Tau - Castleton State College - Castleton, VT
* Upsilon - Umass Lowell - Lowell, MA
* Phi - University of Maine at Augusta - Augusta, ME
* Chi - Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH
* Psi - Framingham State College - Framingham, MA
* Omega - Unity College - Unity, ME
* Alpha Alpha - University of Maine - Orono, ME
* Alpha Beta - Bryant University - Smithfield, RI
* Alpha Gamma - State University of New York - New Paltz, NY
* Alpha Delta - St. Anselm College - Manchester, NH
* Alpha Epsilon - Albright College - Reading, PA
* Alpha Zeta - Lasell College - Newton , MA
* Alpha Eta - UMASS Amherst - Amherst, MA

A sister sorority, Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, was first established in 1971 at Husson College in Bangor, Maine. The sorority has grown to 13 active chapters and 2 colonies.

Mission Statement

The Kappa Delta Phi Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which creates the opportunity for members and friends to support the undergraduate student's needs. This foundation will build financial resources to support scholarships, speaker grants, and other educational purposes. This foundation is committed to enhancing the fraternity experience for all its active membership.

Purpose (National Fraternity)

To bring together males of good character who are studying in institutions of higher education and who manifest a keen interest in higher education; to promote the highest ideals and educational practices; to promote a spirit of good citizenship and to seek change in our institution only through duly constituted authority; to actively support the fight against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or creed; and to strengthen and preserve the bonds of brotherhood which link men together working toward a common cause.cite web
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Purpose (Sorority)

To encourage the higher educational ideals and practices in our institution. To promote a spirit of good citizenship, individual character and fellowship. And to oppose discrimination on the basis of race, color or creed in order to strengthen and preserve the bonds of sisterhood. From http://www.kappadeltaphinas.org

Chapters

References

[http://www.kappatalk.com/about about Kappa Delta Phi]

External links

* [http://www.kappadeltaphi.org/ Official National Fraternity Site]
* [http://kappadeltaphinas.org/ Official homepage of the national sorority]


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