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Kappa Deltas, Virginia Tech
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    • 1. GREEK LIFE:KAPPA DELTASORORITYCULTURESarah CrockettMegan HigginbothamLauren Howard
    • 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Greek Life at Virginia Tech Kappa Delta Sorority Overview Kappa Delta Sorority Culture Analysis of Relevant Issues Student Learning and Involvement
    • 3. PRESENTATION LEARNINGOUTCOMES Following this presentation students will be able to:  List the different Greek councils within Virginia Tech Fraternity and Sorority Life  Identify the relationship of Kappa Delta’s mission statement with that of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Division of Student Affairs  Articulate aspects of Kappa Delta Culture  Identify how membership in Kappa Delta affects student learning and involvement
    • 4. INTRODUCTIONMethodsDefinitions
    • 5. METHODS Personal Interviews  Active Kappa Deltas  Inactive Kappa Deltas  Kappa Delta Alumni  Other active sorority members  Other fraternity members  Non-Greek students and staff members  Greek life staff members Web Research
    • 6. CULTUREFor the purposes of this presentation, CULTURE is defined as: Social glue based on shared values and beliefs  We will be looking at the culture of Kappa Delta Sorority through the lens of Pan-Hellenic Council and Greek Life within the Virginia Tech community.
    • 7. GREEK LIFE“..coming into school…I was reallylost…there was so much to do andso many different things to choosefrom. I just felt like I didn’thave that solid group of friendslike I did in high school. “ -Jen
    • 8. GREEK LIFE AT VIRGINIA TECH Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life  Panhellenic Council (PHC)  Interfraternity Council (IFC)  National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)  United Council for Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS)
    • 9. PANHELLENIC COUNCIL ATVIRGINIA TECH Governing body of the 12 sororities at Virginia Tech Made up of 13 officers and one delegate from each chapter
    • 10. GREEK STUDENT POPULATIONAT VIRGINIA TECH Total Undergraduate Female Population = 9,623 Spring 2010 Sorority Population = 1,853  19 % of the female population Source: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • 11. CHOOSING GREEK LIFE First-time Involvement Opened doors to other involvement
    • 12. CHOOSING GREEK LIFE Ja ym e
    • 13. KAPPA DELTAOverviewCulture
    • 14. KAPPA DELTAS AT VIRGINIA TECH Video of Chant
    • 15. KAPPA DELTA MISSION STATEMENT Kappa Delta is a national organization of women committed to a two-fold purpose:  to provide a secure, stabilizing environment for personal growth to its collegiate members  to provide a lifelong association of friendship and enrichment to its alumnae members. Offersthe opportunity to learn leadership and interpersonal skills. Encourages academic achievement.
    • 16. KAPPA DELTA FAST FACTS Founded in 1897 in Farmville, Virginia Colors: Olive green and pearl white Jewels: Diamond, emerald, and pearl Flower: White rose Symbols: Woodstock (local), Teddy Bear, Dagger, Nautilus Shell Philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital Motto: “Let Us Strive for That Which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest”
    • 17. KAPPA DELTA STATISTICS 148 Sisters on campus Academics:  GPA New Member Initiation Requirement: 2.6  GPA Active Membership Requirement: 2.6  Spring 2010 Average: 3.375  2ND Highest Panhellenic Chapter Expenses:  New Member, First Semester Dues: $560  Fall Semester Dues: $400  Spring Semester Dues: $400 Source: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • 18. KAPPA DELTA FROM AN OUTSIDER Re han
    • 19. WHY DO WOMEN CHOOSE KAPPADELTA? Jen
    • 20. KAPPA DELTA CULTURE“I feel like we’re veryrespectable, put-together, politewomen and I really pride myselfon being a part of that.” -Jen
    • 21. WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONEWORD?
    • 22. WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONEWORD? Video of Allie A l l ie
    • 23. KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTUREJuniors30-40 chosenHouse activities
    • 24. KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTURE Ja ym e
    • 25. AFTER GRADUATION Networking through Virginia Tech Networking with nationwide chapters Friendships Leadership Opportunities Resume Builder
    • 26. AFTER GRADUATION Ja ym e
    • 27. ANALYSIS OFRELEVANT ISSUES
    • 28. AREAS OF CONFLICT Access  Financial Commitment Recruitment Year  House Involvement  Years in Sorority Academics  GPA Requirement
    • 29. DIVERSITY WITHIN SORORITY LIFE PHC and NPHC Divide LGBTQ Involvement in Greek Life “PHC may not be for every woman, but it can be for any woman” - Adam Cantley, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • 30. STUDENT LEARNING& INVOLVEMENT
    • 31. STUDENT LEARNING Personal Incentives Academic Scholarships PHC Awards
    • 32. STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Philanthropies Greek leadership Other leadership
    • 33. QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
    • 34. SOURCES Virginia Tech Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Special thanks for personal interviews to:  Jayme Shepard, Jen Davis, Jessica Johns, Greer Kelley, Adam Cantley, Rehan Dahwood, Allie Sanders, Amanda Tompkins, Meredith London, Hannah Wilson, Amanda Rogers, and Anne Curtis Saunders

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