The idea of bringing a new sorority to Clarkson's campus began in the fall of 2010. It started as a spur of the moment idea by two of our sisters Amanda Calton, and Brianna Beltran who wanted to bring something unique to campus. As the are both Hispanic, they Googled National Hispanic Sororities and found Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. which had all the values and the mission which they had imagined and had been looking for. Shortly after they began investigating not only what it would take to actually introduce a new sorority on campus, but also what it would take to become a chapter of Kappa Delta Chi. They quickly built a group of interested students on campus through friends, word-of-mouth, and friends-of-friends. Our founding sisters are an eclectic group of girls that are almost as different from one another as possible.
After a long battle with Clarkson University, other greek organizations on campus, loophole after loophole with campus policies, and the intense chartering process with Nationals we are finally one step closer to becoming a Chapter at Clarkson. In the summer of 2013 we became an official chapter of Kappa Delta Chi, we are now the proud Beta Beta chapter!
In fall 2012 we initiated our Angelic Alphas, in the spring of 2013 we initiated our Fourever Betas, this past fall 2013 we initiated our Gorgeous Gammas and we now have our Delta New Member class, the Delta Divas.
Kappa Delta Chi was founded on April 6,1987 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It began as a vision by four young women who wanted to create a sisterhood that was special and unique to all those involved in the present, and into the future. These four young women were Cynthia Garza-Fleitman, Nellie Flores-Ledesma, Irene Montoya, and Melissa Montoya. They knew they needed an organization that promoted and unified leadership amongst Hispanic women at the university. They sought to incorporate the core principles of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership into their organization and Kappa Delta Chi was born.
The original four young women are now known as our Founders, and they enlisted the help of 10 other women which are now known as the Charter members of Kappa Delta Chi. These fourteen young women took the steps necessary towards becoming a recognized organization at Texas Tech University, and because of all their hard work Kappa Delta Chi was officially recognized on April 6, 1987 which is now known as our founding date.
Kappa Delta Chi became a nationally recognized sorority in 1991 when its first chapter was established outside of Texas. Kappa Delta Chi is now a diversified sorority with chapters across the United States. Its members are unified through the common ideals of scholastic, philanthropic, and ethical standards which each members help cultivate and expand. On September 25, 1997 Kappa Delta Chi was recognized as a service-based, nonprofit organization by the State of Texas and became known as Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. The Kappa Delta Chi Foundation was established in 2000 to develop and implement programs that exclusively helps philanthropic purposes and establish scholarships and grants for education.