Delta Kappa Delta

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Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.
The Crest of Delta Kappa Delta
Founded October 1, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-10-01)
Texas A&M University
Type Service and Cultural interest
Emphasis South Asian Interest and Multicultural based
Colors      Violet,      Black, and      Silver
Symbol Diya
Flower Lotus
Mascot Peacock
Philanthropy Child abuse prevention and awareness
Headquarters College Station, Texas
United States

Delta Kappa Delta (Also known as B.E.T.I.S., ΔΚΔ, and DKD) is a United States-based college sorority. Delta Kappa Delta is a cultural interest sorority oriented towards South Asian culture and its philanthropy of child abuse prevention and awareness. The sorority was founded at Texas A&M University in 1999. It is a founding member of the National APIA Panhellenic Association.[1]


The precursor to Delta Kappa Delta was a grass-roots service organization named B.E.T.I.S. ("Behind Every True Indian Sister"), as the Founders felt the need for a community service-oriented organization. The sorority itself was formed October 1, 1999.[2]


The thirteen[a] founders are:[2]

  • Preya Sharma (née Batra)
  • Rachel Goel (née Gupta)
  • Nisha Kavalam (née Kalluvilayil)
  • Sylvia Kalluvilayil
  • Sheila Krishan
  • Hiral Mathur (née Shah)
  • Dimple Patel
  • Meenal Johnson (née Patel)
  • Siby Samuel (née Phillip)
  • Neha Londoño (née Shah)
  • Nisha Sidhwani
  • Christina Thomas
  • Celine Xavier



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  1. ^ The sorority's website says there are 14, but only the following 13 are listed.


  1. ^ Administrator. "Links". Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History". Delat Kappa Delta Sorority Inc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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