Eta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Delta is home to 160 wonderful women who have helped us develop into a chapter that thrives on sisterhood, since our colonization in 2010. We constantly strive to live out our open motto, "Let us strive for that which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest,” remembering that we are always wearing our letters.
Founded: October 23, 1897 at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University)
Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
Symbols: Nautilus Shell, Dagger and Diamond Shape
Flower: White Rose
Motto: “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.”
Philanthropy: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America and SAFEchild Raleigh
The Eta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta was installed at NC State on October 20, 2010. Since our founding at NC State, we have accomplished many things such as winning the Homecoming spirit award, maintaining a high GPA, and raising lots of money for our philanthropies! We are thrilled to have brought home the Sopher Cup three times in the past four years; the Sopher cup is the highest honor a sorority can get on NC State’s Campus. We attribute our successes to our chapter’s focus on sisterhood and striving for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.
We, as Kappa Deltas, take great pride in our sisterhood. We put a strong emphasis on sisterhood through monthly events such as cycling classes, spa night, or painting pottery! A strong emphasis on scholarship consistently results in a chapter GPA that is above All Women’s Average. We also put a strong focus on leadership and campus involvement. Sisters in our chapter hold numerous leadership positions in organizations such as Order of Omega, Pencils of Promise, Public Relations Student Society of America, Pre-Dental Club, Teaching Assistants, Tompkins Textile Student Council, Fitness Instructors, Orientation Leaders, University Ambassadors, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassadors, Poole College of Management Ambassadors, and more!
In addition, our chapter focuses on community service. We hold two main philanthropy events: Pig ‘n Pie every fall and Shamrock ‘n Score every spring. Pig ‘n Pie is a BBQ and Pie competition for all of the fraternities and sororities. Shamrock ‘n Score is carnival-style games and a silent auction! Both events raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America and SAFEchild! In the past year we have raised over $25,000 for our philanthropies.
The other aspect of our philanthropy is working with the Girl Scouts to help promote self-confidence! Through multiple events throughout the semester, our sisters interact with the Girl Scouts by hosting events such as campus tours, Valentine’s Day parties, Trick or Treat at the KD House, and even flower planting for Earth Day! All of these events have an underlying way to promote confidence. Created by Kappa Delta in 2009, the Confidence Coalition is an alliance committed to promoting self-confidence in girls and women so that they may feel empowered to overcome social barriers and be inspired to reach their greatest potential. The Confidence Coalition is a large part of an organization and plays into everything we do as Kappa Deltas. We believe that by working with the Girl Scouts we are helping inspire them to be confident!
Kappa Delta welcomes you to NC State! We wish you the best of luck during recruitment and can’t wait to meet you!