Letter to Parents
As the president of the Beta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta, it is my privilege to welcome your daughter to our chapter at the University of Florida and also the national organization of Kappa Delta!
Kappa Delta at the University of Florida stands out as a place that always strives for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest. We are currently a Merit chapter, a prestigious recognition given to the top 15 Kappa Delta chapters nationwide. On our campus, we stand out for many reasons. Our chapter’s most recent accomplishments include: UF Panhellenic Chapter of the Year, and being ranked 3rd in academics among the other Panhellenic chapters. As a chapter, we were also able to contribute over $110,000 last year in fundraising towards Dance Marathon at the University of Florida benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Shands Hospital for Children. In addition, we host two philanthropic events per year, a dodgeball tournament in the fall and a paintball tournament in the spring. Our fundraising efforts reached record heights this past spring, when we were able to contribute over $20,000, benefiting both the Gainesville Child Advocacy Center and Prevent Child Abuse America. We also partner with the Girl Scouts of the USA, hosting events each semester with our local troop, in an effort to instill confidence in young women.
Membership into Kappa Delta Sorority will without a doubt enhance your daughter’s college experience, and I know that everything she puts into Kappa Delta she will receive back. My hope is that you will find that this organization will provide opportunities that inspire your daughter to greatness, and provide her with memories she will always cherish. Membership is a privilege that comes with great responsibility. We expect our members to excel academically, participate in campus activities that will improve their leadership skills, give back to the community, and fulfill the financial responsibilities that make the existence of our chapter possible.
In my three years at the University of Florida, Kappa Delta has given me friends that have become my family, the comfort of a place to call my own on this large campus, and a willingness to strive every day to become an even better version of myself. We cannot wait to welcome your daughter into our circle of friendship as an initiated sister and lifelong member!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself, or our Vice President of Member Education, Meredith Kalhor. I look forward to a wonderful year and anticipate introducing your daughter to the close sisterhood we have at Kappa Delta at the University of Florida. I hope to see you all at family weekend!