Published on November 4, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. by Jessica Black  
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Samford University’s Panhellenic Council has selected Kappa Delta to reestablish its Delta Theta Chapter on campus in fall 2023. Delta Theta was previously active at Samford from 1968 to 1985. Kappa Delta will join six other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu and Zeta Tau Alpha. 

Kappa Delta will be the first new sorority at Samford since 2015. Currently, 55 percent of Samford’s undergraduate students are members of Greek life organizations. Members contribute to the university through service, leadership, scholarship and personal development.

“We are pleased to welcome Kappa Delta back to Samford to join a thriving Greek life community,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Phil Kimrey. “As undergraduate enrollment continues to increase at our university, so has the number of students interested in participating in the Greek system, so the timing is perfect.”

Kappa Delta Sorority, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is a national organization for women with more than 290,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and more than 220 active alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with Girl Scouts of the USA. For more information, visit kappadelta.org.

“We are thrilled to bring Kappa Delta back to Samford – a community that is renowned for its immersive student experience, nationally-ranked scholastic rigor and lifelong alumni affinity,” said Courtney Hicks Dickey, who as national vice president-membership leads Kappa Delta’s extension efforts.

More information on the chapter and the timeline for its return to campus will be released in 2023. Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board, who have not already completed an application, are encouraged to apply online.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.