Delta Kappa Delta

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Delta Kappa Delta
ΔΚΔ
The Crest of Delta Kappa Delta
FoundedOctober 1, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-10-01)
Texas A&M University
TypeService and Cultural interest
EmphasisSouth Asian Interest and Multicultural based
MottoI slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service, I acted, and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore
Colors     Violet,      Black, and      Silver
SymbolDiya
FlowerLotus
MascotPeacock
PhilanthropyChild abuse prevention and awareness
HeadquartersCollege Station, Texas
United States
Websitewww.deltakappadelta.com

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 APIDA Panhellenic Association.[1]

History[edit]

The precursor to Delta Kappa Delta was a grassroots 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]

Founders[edit]

The thirteen 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

Chapters[edit]

Chapter Institution Location Establishment Date
Alpha Texas A&M University College Station, Texas October 1, 1999
Beta Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas January 19, 2002
Gamma University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas January 17, 2003
Delta Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 30, 2004
Epsilon University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Urbana and Champaign, Illinois September 30, 2006
Zeta Baylor University Waco, Texas July 8, 2010
Eta Rutgers University–New Brunswick New Brunswick, New Jersey January 22, 2011
Theta University of North Texas Denton, Texas September 24, 2011
Iota University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts December 4, 2016

Colonies[edit]

Institution Location Establishment Date
Binghamton University Vestal, New York January 17, 2003
Southern Methodist University University Park, Texas April 24, 2003
New York University New York, New York December 10, 2011
University of Texas at Dallas Dallas, Texas December 12, 2015
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois November 18, 2016
University of Washington Seattle, Washington May 19, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National APIDA Panhellenic Association: About". National APIA Panhellenic Association. 2016-02-11. Archived from the original on 2016-02-13. Retrieved 2017-08-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc. 2017-08-04. Archived from the original on 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.