Delta Kappa Delta

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Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.
The Crest of Delta Kappa Delta
Founded October 1, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-10-01)
Texas A&M University
Type Service and Cultural interest
Emphasis South Asian Interest and Multicultural based
Motto I 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
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 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




  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention


  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. 
  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. 

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