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Kappa Delta

"Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest."


Contacts

Chapter President: Ashton Bourque, ullkdpresident@hotmail.com
Chapter Advisor: Julie Guilliot, jpguilliot@bellsouth.net

Kappa Delta Scholarships

Kappa Delta offers numerous scholarship and internship possibilities for both
collegiate and alumnae women. In total, the Kappa Delta Foundation provides over $209,900 in
scholarships every year. For more information on these opportunities, visit Kappa Delta Sorority

Local Awards

  • 5 Star Chapter: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Highest Sorority GPA: Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
  • Spring 2010 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Liberal Arts: Amenah Abdellfattah
  • Spring 2014 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Business: Laura Guichard
  • Fall 2016 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Education: Amanda Sphar
  • Spring 2017 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Liberal Arts: Katelyn Bayhi
  • Spring 2017 Outstanding Graduate for the Department of Communication: Katelyn Bayhi
  • Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Business: Healy Carden
  • Fall 2018 Outstanding Graduate for the Department of Management: Alexandra Casey
  • Spring 2019 Outstanding Graduate for the Department of Sociology: Maria Hundley
  • 2008 UL Homecoming Queen: Leslie Saloom
  • 2008 UL Homecoming Court: Megan Broussard, Margo Huval, Sarah Delahoussaye
  • 2010 UL Homecoming Court: Danika Arenibas and Randi LeBlanc
  • 2010 UL Homecoming Queen: Madeline Ortte
  • 2013 UL Homecoming Court: Sarah Leblanc, Lindsey LeJeune
  • 2014 UL Homecoming Queen: Madeline Ortte
  • 2015 UL Homecoming Queen: Annie Briley
  • 2016 UL Homecoming Court: Katelyn Bayhi
  • 2017 UL Homecoming Court: Rebecca Hebert
  • Greek Hall of Fame Inductee Beta Class 2011: Emily Ardoin and Randi LeBlanc
  • Greek Hall of Fame Inductee Alpha Class 2010: Lauren Baudoin
  • Greek Woman of the Year 2008
  • Greek Woman of the Year 2010: Katie Bercegeay
  • Spring 2012 Outstanding Senior Award at Ragin' Recognition: Kara Bethard
  • Spring 2012 Outstanding Junior Award at Ragin' Recognition: Lindsey LeJeune
  • Spring 2012 Outstanding Freshman Award at Ragin' Recognition: Madeline Ortte
  • Spring 2014 Outstanding Junior Award at Ragin' Recognition: Madeline Ortte
  • 7 UL Who's Who recipients for 2009-2010
  • 2009 Krewe of Roux Queen: Amenah Abdelfattah
  • 2008: 2nd Place Homecoming Overall
  • 2009: 1st Place Ragin' Roar
  • 2009: 2nd Place Homecoming Overall
  • 2010: 1st Place Homecoming Float and Yell Like Hell Spirit Competition
  • 2013: 1st Place Homecoming Float and Yell Like Hell Spirit Competition
  • 2014: First Place Homecoming Float, Yell Like Hell Spirit Competition, and Overall Homecoming Winner
  • 2016: Overall Homecoming Winner
  • 2017: Overall Homecoming Winner
  • 2018: Overall Homecoming Winner
  • Overall Winner: 2009-2010 Up Til Dawn fundraiser for St. Jude's Hospital
  • 2009 1st Runner Up Miss UL: Brooke Colarrelli
  • 2016 2nd Runner Up Miss UL: Katelyn Bayhi
  • 2017 Miss UL: Kristen Hamilton
  • 2018 1st Runner Up Miss UL: Mallori Taylor
  • Recognized by PCAAcadiana and Second Harvest Food Bank for Philanthropic Endeavors

National Awards

  • Merit Chapter for 30+ years (top 10% of Kappa Delta chapters)
  • Honorable Mention: Top Membership Excellence in New Member Education, Financial Responsibility
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Academic Excellence Award
  • Orthopedic Internship Delegate: Katelyn Musumeche
  • 2011 Council Award (the sorority's highest honor for a collegiate chapter and is given to the group that best fulfills the standards and ideals of Kappa Delta)
  • Honorable Mention: Top Membership Excellence in New Member Education, Financial Responsibility
  • Philanthropy Award
  • Academic Excellence Award
  • 2011 Council Award (the sorority's highest honor for a collegiate chapter and is given to the group that best fulfills the standards and ideals of Kappa Delta)

 

Chapter Facts

  • Kappa Delta, Gamma Kappa was originally chartered on UL Lafayette’s campus in 1956.
  • Open Motto: "Ta Kala Diokomen,” which translates to, "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest."
  • Gamma Kappa’s local philanthropy is Faith House of Acadiana, whose mission is “to provide shelter, safety, empowerment, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence.”
  • Including Gamma Kappa, there are four Kappa Delta chapters in the state of Louisiana.
  • Kappa Delta, Gamma Kappa holds an annual philanthropy week called Shamrock Week for our philanthropies, Faith House of Acadiana (local) and Prevent Child Abuse America (national). Throughout the week, we participate in daily events such as restaurant givebacks and on-campus fundraisers, all leading up to our big softball tournament.
  • Our 2019 Shamrock Week raised almost $50,000 for our philanthropies, a record-breaking number for our chapter

Organization Facts

  • Founded: October 23, 1897 at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), Farmville, Va.
  • Our Founders: Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, Sara Turner White, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick
  • Vision Statement: Kappa Delta Sorority provides experiences that build confidence in women and inspire them to action through the power of lifelong friendship.
  • Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
  • Jewels: Diamond, Emerald, and Pearl
  • Symbols: Nautilus Shell, Dagger and Diamond Shape
  • Flower: White Rose
  • Mascot: Teddy Bear
  • Headquarters: 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125
  • Philanthropies: Faith House of Acadiana (local), Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of the USA (national)
  • Membership: More than 272,000 members throughout the world; 168 active collegiate chapters and more than 530 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide.
  • Creed: May We, Sisters in Kappa Delta, strive each day to seek more earnestly the honorable and beautiful things. May We each day through love of those within our circle, Learn to know and understand better those without our circle. May the diamond shield that guards our love find us each day Truer, Wiser, More Faithful, More Loving, and More Noble.

Addresses

Campus, 104 Agnes Roth Dr., Lafayette, LA 70506
States Mailing, P O Box 40465, Lafayette, LA 70504

Recruitment Info

Kappa Delta will be participating in UL Panhellenic Council Fall Recruitment. Please see the Panhellenic Council page for more information.