Academics are a top priority for Kappa Delta. The sorority provides members with the resources they need to be their best.
Each chapter’s academic support program is customized by the chapter and its advisors. Programming options include study sessions, mentoring members in the same major, individual tutoring, incentives for good grades and more. Further, chapters hold an Academic Success Seminar at least twice during the year. Kappa Delta’s academic excellence focus is designed to grow with members throughout their college years, as their needs and areas of concern evolve.
The Kappa Delta Foundation supports our commitment to academics by awarding nearly $450,000 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships, leadership trainings, internships and professional development opportunities each year to Kappa Delta sisters across the nation. These scholarships have been made possible through gifts, funds and bequests to the Kappa Delta Foundation. Visit Kappa Delta’s national website for more information on scholarship opportunities and the application process.
We take pride in the fact that our chapter is one of the highest performing chapters across all Greek life academically. In the Fall of 2018, our chapter had the highest GPA of all Fraternities and Sororities on campus with a GPA of 3.71 among all members. For the Fall of 2018, we had 78 sisters with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, making up 60% of our chapter! Our chapter also had 88 members on the University's Dean's List (3.5+ GPA.) We have had one of the highest cumulative GPAs over the past four years and we hope to continue this tradition of academic excellence on UofL's campus!
In order to help create an atmosphere of academic excellence in our chapter, we have in place an Academic Big & Little program that assigns a new member an "academic big," or a sister that shares the same major as her. This relationship is mainly for help when scheduling classes, with specific course content, and general enthusiasm for the hard times of the semester, like Midterms and Finals! The Academic Big & Little program is extremely beneficial for Freshmen new members who are adjusting to their new environment. Even if a new member hasn't declared a major yet, she will still be assigned someone who will be able to help guide her to the best of her abilities!