Gamma Tau Chapter at Ripon College

Kappa Delta

Letter to Parents

Dear Parents:

As President of Gamma Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, it is my privilege to tell you a little about who we are.

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 is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and 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 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 am confident that being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority will enhance your daughter’s college experience, and 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 with, 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!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Cassandra Holdcroft

Chapter President, 2018-2019