Kappa Lambda Psi

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Kappa Lambda Psi
ΚΛΨ
Founded April 28, 1980
Glassboro State College, now Rowan University
Type Social
Scope Local
Motto Kinship, Love and Pride!
Colors Navy Blue, Grey
Symbol Candle, Purple Heart, Star
Flower Morning Glory
Philanthropy American Cancer Society, New York Blood Services
Chapters 5
Headquarters Marist College, 3399 North Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Homepage http://clubs.marist.edu/klpsi/

Kappa Lambda Psi (ΚΛΨ) is a local sorority founded on Monday, April 28, 1980 at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).[1] The Sorority has five chapters, but only one is active. The Delta Chapter at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, founded in October 1989, is the only existing chapter. The sorority was the first Greek Letter Organization on Marist College's campus.[2]

Mission statement[edit]

"Kappa Lambda Psi was founded on April 28, 1980. It was founded by 28 founding sisters with the hopes to be the first sorority to go national since 1916. Together, we shall strive for this goal. To us, Kappa Lambda Psi isn’t just an organization, it's a way of life".[1]

Founding of the Delta Chapter[edit]

Kappa Lambda Psi was founded by 28 women who had the hopes of creating the 27th national sorority to join the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The Delta Chapter at Marist College, established in October 1989, was the first sorority to be granted a charter at Marist College.[1]

Philanthropy and Service[edit]

Philanthropy: American Cancer Society The sorority participates in Relay for Life each year and fundraises for the event. In 2007, they were within the top ten fundraisers for Marist College.[3]

Local Service Project: New York Blood Services[edit]

Every semester, Kappa Lambda Psi, joined with Alpha Phi Delta national fraternity, organizes an on-campus blood drive. Kappa Lambda Psi received a plaque from New York Blood Services in appreciation for their contributions.[4]

Campus Involvement[edit]

Activities[edit]

Kappa Lamba Psi is one of the organizations responsible for bringing Take Back the Night to the college's campus.[5]

Care Packages[edit]

Kappa Lambda Psi offers the purchasing of care packages (which consist of small snacks that come with a card), which are useful for students' parents to send in for comfort and best wishes during midterm weeks and as a fundraiser.

Awards[edit]

Chapters[edit]

Α Chapter: Glassboro State College (now Rowan University)
Β Chapter: Montclair State University
Γ Chapter: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Δ Chapter: Marist College
Ε Chapter: William Paterson University

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