There are so many reasons why women choose to be part of KDChi. Here are a few of the stories sisters wanted you to know about our KDChi family.
Lisa Ruiz Ramirez - Alpha Alumna, Texas Tech University"KDChi is my second family. When I met my father for the first time at the age of 20, my sisters traveled with me to Chicago, IL, and I was a ball of nerves. We've seen each other cry, laugh and accomplish great things. There are special moments in our lives that I'll never forget--those are the times I've spent with my sisters. I even named my daughter Katelyn and we called her K-D for short--all inspired by KDChi."
Chelsea Padilla - Pi Chapter Alumna, University of Texas"I joined KDChi because I was looking for great friendships, and I loved that it was strong on community service, academics and leadership. Everyone was so nice, and it was nothing like what I had thought sororities were all about before I went to college. I met some of my best friends through KDChi! I love KDChi!"
Lili Curtis - Upsilon Alumna, Southern Methodist University"I joined KDChi so that when I was on campus I wouldn't feel so isolated, being a young woman who was not your typical 'gringa.' Physically, I fit in on an American campus but culturally, not at all, and KDChi offered that to me, as well as friendship and dedication to Christ and serving the community. My sisters are my family away from home."
Angela Orta - Zeta Alumna, Sam Houston State University"Having sisters is like having best friends you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. We know one another's strengths, faults, joys, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries and desires."
Adriana Chavez - Rho Alumna, Washington State University"I joined KDChi because I felt that I belonged with the girls. I met the girls and they were so welcoming and friendly that I fell in love. They were truly sisters. I love that it is community service-based and that the colors are pink and maroon. I could wear pink everyday if I needed to. I love being involved in an organization that I feel at home with and that does so much to help others around us."
Erika Lopez - Alpha Kappa Charter, University of Wisconsin"Kappa Delta Chi is THE ONE AND ONLY organization in this country that sets the standards through our leadership and our service. We uphold our values close to our hearts, and we understand the effects of our actions. Once you join this organization you become part of a network of leaders who are making an impact in their communities, in our society, in the world."
Anali Martinez - Pi Active, University of Texas"Hello all!! I'm a civil engineering major at UT. I am proud to say that I am a sister of a Latina-founded service sorority. In the end, I was proud of my decision, and my friends and family came to realize that what they thought was a sorority really wasn't. What I joined was more than just a group of friends, it is a sisterhood and my chosen family."
Lorena Gomez - Phi Charter, Stephen F. Austin State University"On chartering KDChi: It will get tough. You will get impatient. There will be times you question yourself asking, "Why am I doing this? I could have just joined something else!" Then you realize that within the interest group, you've already found the girls, your family, who will become your sisters. You realize the journey in itself is already impacting your life. The journey you're embarking on--we did it for two years. Trust me, the moment we became sisters, it was all worth it! I wouldn't trade the feeling for anything. I wish you all the very best ladies; through the tough times always remember: The very BEST things are worth waiting for and worth working hard for! =)"
Do you have a testimonial you'd like to share? Email your story and picture to the Vice President of Public Affairs, Gina Garcia.