Gamma Tau Chapter at Ripon College

Kappa Delta

Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,
     If you’re reading this, that likely means your daughter has made the decision to join Kappa Delta
Sorority. I’m sure you have many questions, and as the President of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Kappa
Delta, it’s my honor to answer them.
     On a national level, Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 by four visionary women at
Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. With 168 collegiate chapters and over 200 alumnae chapters,
Kappa Deltas are all across the country. Our National Headquarters, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is
staffed by both members and non-members who carry out the day-to-day business and operations of
the sorority.
     Our local chapter at Ripon was re-established in 2008 and is one of three sororities on our campus. Each
year, our chapter elects officers, who are then guided by local Kappa Delta alumnae volunteers on the
Chapter Advisory Board. We also enjoy many different activities throughout the year ranging from
philanthropy events to sisterhood activities to social outings.
     I made the decision to join Kappa Delta in the Spring of 2018, and I couldn’t tell you all the joys it has
brought me. The women in our chapter are some of the most supportive individuals I have ever known,
and I assure you that this support extends to your daughter as well. As an NPC sorority, we have strict
policies against any sort of hazing behavior, and we enforce these fully. Kappa Delta’s tagline is “Building
Confidence, Inspiring Action,” and this goes to the very core of our identity as a group. We dedicate
ourselves to building people up.
     I am confident that being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance your daughter’s college
experience, as well as her life beyond. However, it is a privilege that comes with responsibility. We
expect our members to excel academically and encourage them to be active participants in campus
activities that will improve their leadership skills and expand their horizons. We also rely on our
members to assume chapter responsibilities as an appointed and/or elected officer. Furthermore, we
expect our members to fulfill the financial responsibilities that make the existence of our chapter
possible. Finally, we anticipate our members will learn the value of philanthropy as they take part in our
local and national charitable efforts.
     Along with these responsibilities, your daughter will have countless opportunities for growth and
development. She will have a big sister — an initiated member who will offer her special assistance to
help her become familiar, and comfortable, with sorority and college life. Our chapter, local alumnae,
and the national organization will do everything possible to make your daughter’s sorority experience
the very best it can be and to help her reach her greatest potential. In return, we ask that you support
your daughter in fulfilling her academic, social, and financial responsibilities. We are confident that she
will receive back everything she puts into Kappa Delta and more!
     Feel free to explore our chapter website, ripon.kappadelta.org, as well as our national site,
kappadelta.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sincerely,

Tori Braun
Chapter President, 2019-2020
kdgtpresident@gmail.com