Becoming the new sorority
A recent surge in turnout for sorority recruitment has led to the decision of Greek life officials to add a new sorority to Washington University’s Greek community in spring 2013.
The organizations under consideration are Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Delta Pi, and Kappa Delta.
Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)
Colors: Black and gold
Flower: Black and gold pansy
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which seeks to find safe, supportive, permanent homes for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.
Values: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Personal Excellence, and Friendship/Sisterhood
Headquarters: Indianapolis, Ind.
Mission Statement: “Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.”
Alpha Delta Pi (ADII)
According to its website, Alpha Delta Pi was originally named The Adelphean Society, and was the first secret society for college women.
Colors: Azure blue and white
Flower: Woodland violet
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities, which organizes activities such as service projects in local homeless shelters, adopt-a-highway programs and before- and after-school programs.
Values: Sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Mission Statement: “Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility.”
Kappa Delta (KD)
Symbols: Nautilus shell, dagger, teddy bear and katydid
Colors: Olive green and pearl white
Flower: White rose
Philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital in Richmond, Va.
Values: Live G.R.E.A.T. (Growth through lifetime learning, Responsibility for our own integrity and ethical actions, Engagement in social and civic interests, Altruistic service to others, Truth and loyalty to each other)
Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
Mission Statement: “Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to: Inspiring our members to reach their full potential; Preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship; Creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs, and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and Fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.”